We fell hard for this glamorous New York City apartment when we spotted it on Paloma’s blog, La Dolce Vita. Posted by Paloma as part of a sneak peek (it’s technically a feature in this month’s Luxe Magazine), the apartment is designed by none other than the incredible Celerie Kemble, and you can tell – it’s got all the Kemble markings: statement-making moments such as hand-painted Gracie wallpaper, custom-made furniture, and the true standout of the home, a set of to die for lucite and brass bar stools from the 1970s. Hello, gorgeous! Kemble, per usual, wasn’t afraid to take risks in the space, and layered color, texture, and amazing art pieces throughout the apartment.
The dining room furniture is almost all vintage – we die for those Hollywood Regency sconces -and that mirrored glass table ain’t too shabby either. Turquoise leather seats are risky, especially when paired with gold chairs, but somehow, Kemble makes it work.
Grey and citrine look so chic here, don’t they? That lacquered, oversized coffee table ads the perfect pop of lemon to the room, and we love how it matches the piping on the arm chairs beside it. We’re also loving the oversized art in the room. This space feels sophisticated, feminine, and glamorous, but also feels livable, like you wouldn’t be afraid to put your feet up on the couch.
Like we said…we DIE for those brass and lucite stools. I mean, come on, try and tell us those babies aren’t giving you a slight heart attack. And paired with the brass hood (which looks vintage, as well), and the brass fixtures..we can’t handle the goodness. Ms. Kemble, you nailed it. The one thing we don’t love is the dark wood floors – we might have gone for something a bit lighter in the space. They make it feel a bit too dark with all that brass (despite the white cabinets and Carrera marble in the kitchen).
The eating area is quite cute as well. That fixture is pretty fabulous, as are those brass chairs. A Saarinen style table (love that metal base!) paired with a tiny little breakfast nook and some seriously good views (this apartment must be right on the park!) make for some delicious design and even better eating.
Meanwhile, the office feels decidedly masculine, with lots of navy and leather. The pop of citrine in the form of the ottoman helps to lighten up the space, but we love the cozy feel that the dark colors and homey finishes give. Also, do we spy a shagreen Parson’s desk? COME TO MAMA.
Last but most certainly not least is a beautiful bedroom. Can’t go wrong with hotel-style bedding and a fun light fixture. We’re also loooving that campaign dresser. What a gorgeous piece! And of course, who could ignore that insanely beautiful sunburst mirror? Snag it here. What a fabulous, glamorous home. We love!