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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Fabulously French said...

Wow it is gorgeous!

Leeann x

Luciane at said...

Wow! I'm really liking that bathroom. It's so unique.

How are you doing today, my friend?

Enjoy your day!


Luciane at

Anonymous said... that first shot of the living room with the panels, fireplace and gilded's perfection...pretty home...the dining room is over the top vibrant! the foyer console table as well...they've done a nice job with the color palette throughout the home...beautiful..


Kathysue said...

Those lacquered red walls are amazing, it is not my style, but I sure can appreciate the work that went into creating this lovely room. It is so well done and unusual. Kathysue

Angela Duke said...

Love those red lacquered walls! Gorgeous!

quintessence said...

Oh my - this is STUNNING!!! Am in between my subscriptions and haven't received mine yet - might just have to go out and buy. LOVE Celerie Kemble - do you have her book? It's quite good!!

carolyn bradford said...

Celerie Kemble has been one of my most favorites for awhile now! Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

What a fab space, loving that dining room. Thank you for sharing.
I am catching up on all my favorite blogs from my hotel room, a lovely way to spend the evening if I do say so :)

Sarah Klassen said...

So beautiful — I cannot get over that gorgeous and decadent bedroom specifically... lovely touches and I adore the mini shelves with flower post. Such a unique detail!

Wishing you a fabulous day.
xx, Sarah

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Wow! Love all the lacquer and the last photo is fabulous! Beautiful job by one of my fave designers.

Renée Finberg said...

i love this.
you know.....
their palm beach office have just become clients of 'the trade'.
we are making custom upholstery for them.


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