Thursday, December 5, 2013


Taking over the ground floor of an Upper East Side townhouse, interior designer Celerie Kemble and event planner extraordinaire, Bronson Van Wyck  have joined creative forces to create a winter wonderland, complete with lavishly decorated Christmas trees, swag of greenery, twinkling lights and gifts galore. After taking over a smaller downtown location at Overbey and Dunn last year (which I covered here), the longtime friends have moved uptown to a larger space, showcasing all things festive and bright in a residential setting. Against a backdrop of tartan-covered and bright red walls, the duo have a wide ranging assortment of gifts on display in a living room and dining room setting, graciously welcoming you with everything from bar essentials to decorative accessories. The pop-up also provided a fitting atmosphere to showcase Celerie's new Henredon furniture and Maitland Smith accessories collection, which  is mixed in with vintage pieces, and tons of seasonally appropriate taxidermy.  Head to 19 East 75th Street, right off Madison for some elegant decorating ideas and yuletide shopping, open until December 24th. The Elves await your arrival. If you are not in New York, you can find their assortment online at The Holiday Workshop.

A red entry, festooned with swags of greenery.

Black and white tartan covers the walls in the living room, alongside framed art and mounted animal heads. Let's not forget the over the top tree complete with Turtle Doves, which Van Wyck's Elves can install fully decorated for you if you reside in the New York area. Proceeds from the tree sales go to The East Harlem School.

A settee is surrounded a geometric black and gold etageres from Celerie's collection, teeming with shiny gifts and goodies.

A sideboard holds barware, plaid napkins and vintage silver serving pieces.

A closer look at the well-stocked shelves, where a fox holds court. There is no shortage of decanters and bar glassware here.

A silver Spaniel sits next to a rock crystal votive keeping things sparkly.

More great barware to tempt.

An assortment of mixers specially created by Bronson for his provisions brand, Arrowood Farms.

A vintage-inspired cool 60's pendant light glows over the dining table set with more of her furniture designs.

Even the tiny powder room is gussied up in red and black tartan and a small decorative mirror of her design.

1 comment:

Sharon @ Novara Way said...

I think this is my second time looking at these photos. I can't get enough! This has set the tone for my holiday decor this year. Love the Tartan....