Celerie Kemble is a principal of Kemble Interiors, a design firm founded in Palm Beach by her mother, Mimi McMakin. After graduating from Harvard, Celerie succumbed to what she calls a compulsion for design and the creation of thoughtful interiors that “put the person in the place." Celerie established her office in New York, where she has cultivated a portfolio of much publicized residential and commercial interiors, which includes projects in the New York area, Palm Beach, Texas, and the Dominican Republic. 

In addition to her rug collection co-designed with Merida, she has created to-the-trade fabrics and wallcoverings with F. Schumacher, collections of case goods and upholstery with Henredon, as well as lighting and home accessories with Maitland-Smith.