Kips Bay with Celerie Kemble

Kips Bay painting by Artist Miriam Ellner

Hats off to Designer Celerie Kemble for her outstanding space at the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  Celerie’s dark and masculine room was transformed into a woman’s library. Since the walls could not be touched, the team focused on adorning “the ceiling, floors, windows, furniture, and bookcases with every trick of her craft to add glimmer and put a little switch in its skirts.”  Artist Miriam Ellner created an amazing ceiling of gold leaf and other metals on the reverse side of glass, verre eglomise, to create a “Chinoiserie inspired skyscape fantasy.” Wellbuilt had great pleasure in working Celerie and her team to bring such an important project to fruition.