The Mint Museum Auxilary Room to Bloom Symposium is an Annual event not to be missed.  This years speaker was Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors.  Celerie was funny and charming. She shared a peak into her life with wonderful design tips.  This mother of 3 under 6 is a force of energy.  Her genuine beauty and warmth was endearing.  She was dressed in a fabulous coral Lela Rose(her designer of choice and close friend) frock with a chunky vintage necklace.

Wells Fargo was kind enough to donate $25, 000 to her charity of choice. Bravo!

Each attendee (all 507) also received a copy of her new book Black and White from Wells Fargo.  What a treat!

Here are a few of my favorite interiors by Celerie. This Stark ad was widely published.

Those scallop frame chairs are so unusual. 

Her Kips Bay Showhouse room was so chic.  The malachite chairs are YUMMY!

This lavender grasscloth is dynamite!

This office is where it all happens.  I adore her use of turquoise and yellow.


I did a stop at Slate Charlotte after Charlotte Country Club.  Lots of great finds in store

The love these mirror inset quatrefoil ottomans in front of a fireplace.

Precious settee..

A great big Chinoserie mirror…

A funky mid century chair unpholstered in lemon velvet…

I would lacquer this cute elephant table a bold bright color.

They carry UMAR silk scarves in tie dye and art by the talented residents.  I bought one of these beauties. Learn more about UMAR- Founded in 1983, UMAR’s mission is to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, employment and cultural enrichment opportunities.

I would lacquer this too.  In chartreuse !

Silver fox by Shawn Warren

I raced to an evening trunk show by Shawn Warren. She is a georgous New York jewelry designer with exquisitely designed pieces.  I wanted a valise full.  The very, very, very best part is that she donates a portion of the proceeds of every trunk show to a charity of the hosts choice.  The Charlotte ladies chose Moore Place. This wonderful charity that helps house chonically homeless Charlotteans. 

This helped me feel good about treating myself. Be sure to check out her website.

All three events today prove that through design others lived can be improved. Bravo to these designers and retailers for their support of charitable organizations!

More High Point Market items to come…

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