Introducing The Celerie Kemble Collection For Schumacher

by Rachelle Hruska · September 30, 2008

Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, Celerie Kemble, Sarah Connelly, Sarah Glisker, Charlotte Barnes [Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, Celerie Kemble, Sarah Connelly, Sarah Glisker, Charlotte Barnes. Photos by NICK HUNT for PMc]

Last night, Christie's (along with Elle Decor) hosted the launch party of the Celerie Kemble Collection for Schumacher.  Schumacher & Co. has been around since 1889 and has decorated the interiors of the White House, the Chambers of the US Supreme Court and countless distinguished residences.  It is the only supplier of decorative textiles from the 19th century still privately owned and managed by direct descendants of the founder.

Celerie Kemble, Margaret RussellBronson van WyckPeter Rosenthal, Amy Rosi

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Of the launch of the Celerie Kemble collection, Andrew Puschel from Schumacher stated:

"Celerie's look is based on beautifully refined traditional design with a reinterpreted and updated approach that speaks to a new generation. Her collection for Schumacher combines classic looks with very modern details and geometric patterning, using unexpected metallic finishes, exotic touches such as ikats and embroidery, as well as glamorous moiré, silk and velvet all in a rich and sophisticated color palette of saturated hues and subtle neutrals." [Absolutely Beautiful Things]

Guests at Christie's with Celerie Kemble and Gerald and Andrew Puschel included Margaret Russell, Johnathan Adler, Ashley Sneed, Mary Jane Hobgood, Vicki Downing, Casey Marks, Brad Grant, Maryellen Winslow, Parker Knight, Gina Duff,  Bronson van Wyck, Barbara Wilson, Jennifer Wright, Ashley Harris, Margaret Russell, Dina Dell 'Arciprete, Jill Flleming, Margaret Russell, Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, Sarah Connelly, Sarah Glisker, Charlotte Barnes, Peter Rosenthal, Amy Rosi, Rebecca Gaddis, Richard Lambertson, Tim Braun, Peter Arnold, Rhea Tziros, and Seth Stevens, among others.

Margaret Russell, Jonathan Adler, Celerie Kemble

Margaret Russell, Jonathan Adler, Celerie Kemble

Andrew Puschel, ? North, Gerald Puschel

Brad Grant, Maryellen Winslow, Parker Knight, Gina Duff

Brad Grant, Maryellen Winslow, Parker Knight, Gina Duff

Margaret Russell, Celerie Kemble, Dina Dell’Arciprete, Jill Fleming

Margaret Russell, Celerie Kemble, Dina Dell'Arciprete, Jill Fleming

Celerie Kemble, Andrew Puschel

Celerie Kemble, Andrew Puschel

Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, Celerie Kemble, Sarah Connelly, Sarah Glisker, Charlotte Barnes

Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, Celerie Kemble, Sarah Connelly, Sarah Glisker, Charlotte Barnes