Thursday, June 23, 2011


Interior designer Celerie Kemble, architect Marina Lanina, contractor Felix Flit, and trained appraiser Jennifer Garland Ross designed this beautiful 5 story townhouse on the Upper East Side.  The group renovated the 19th century townhouse, stripping it down and adding an elevator, air conditioning, and other modern conveniences.  The original brick facade was saved.

The clients, Jane and Michael DeFlorio had plans of their own, working meticulously on drafts and plans for the home.  The couple had measured everything out and had come up with a detailed plan for the renovation of the home.  Since Jane was pregnant with twins at the time, she wanted things to happen as soon as possible.

Kemble and Ross focused on choosing several serious antique pieces and other furnishings.  Kemble worked diligently to decorate the home, using the palette chosen by the DeFlorios. 15 months later, the stunning home was completed. ENJOY!

This story is one that you will want to read.  Pick up your copy of the July-August issue of Elle Decor.
See you soon,

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