The Tapestry of Your Home:
A Panel Discussion with Leading Designers
Saturday, February 3rd, 11 AM
Wayfinder, writer, speaker, artist, and seeker, Frances re-directed her life and career during the pandemic of 2020 to become a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder master coach. Ever the enthusiast on decoration and design, food and entertaining, travel and style, Frances hosts workshops and retreats in creativity and personal development around the world. Her mission is to bring light to the world and to guide others to do the same in whatever way that brings meaning, purpose, and joy. She is author and co-author of several books, including The Bee Cottage Story—How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness, and California Cooking and Southern Style. Frances is also a contributing editor for Flower magazine and contributor to Veranda magazines. She has written also for House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Indagare, and others.
Corey Damen Jenkins
A proud inductee of Architectural Digest’s AD100 as well as ELLE Decor’s prestigious A-List, Corey Damen Jenkins began his design career in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. His bold interiors have graced the front covers of House Beautiful and Traditional Home and have received extensive features in many publications including House & Garden, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Detroit News. His first coffee table book, Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms (Rizzoli), was released worldwide in March 2021 and has since entered its fifth reprint.
Corey’s televised and streaming broadcast appearances include winning HGTV’s competition series Showhouse Showdown and appearing as a guest design expert on The Rachael Ray Show and Open House TV. In August 2021, Corey made his debut as a MasterClass Instructor, with his highly acclaimed 12-part course Corey Damen Jenkins Teaches Interior Design.
In 2019 and 2021, Corey was invited to design the formal “Ladies Library” and Dining Room, respectively, for the renowned Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Corey has also been the recipient of numerous industry honors including the New York School of Interior Design’s Larry Kravet Design Industry Leadership Award, Traditional Home’s New Trad Rising Star of Design Award, Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars Award for Interior Design and the D&D Building’s Stars on The Rise Award.
Corey recently moved his burgeoning enterprise to New York City, where he continues to indulge his passion for charity work as an advocate for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Through his firm, he has also funded a scholarship and mentorship program with the New York School of Interior Design.
Suzanne Kasler has been designing classic homes throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa for more than thirty years. Recognized for creating luminous, distinct, and timeless interiors, Suzanne’s signature spaces have an effortless appeal that inspires a beautiful and authentic lifestyle. Suzanne subscribes to the philosophy that interior architecture creates the envelope for the interiors, and as such, each design project is tailored to dovetail seamlessly with the architecture. At the heart of her work is a sense of place, and her versatile portfolio reflects Suzanne’s innate ability to create homes that reflect both their contexts and homeowners.
Suzanne has been named to the most respected industry lists including Architectural Digest’s AD100, Elle Décor’s A-List, Luxe Interiors + Design’s Gold List, and The 1stDibs 50.
Since 2009, Suzanne’s award-winning work has been captured in three books published with Rizzoli: Inspired Interiors, Timeless Style, and Sophisticated Simplicity. Her fourth monograph, Edited Style, with the notable publisher will debut in the fall of 2022.
In addition to her interiors, Suzanne designs signature collections for Hickory Chair, Visual Comfort, Ballard Designs, Lee Jofa, La Cornue, and Mirror Home. Each collection reflects Suzanne’s aesthetic, which merges traditional design principles with a fresh, livable appeal.
Celerie Kemble’s priority is always to express the personality and sentiment of her clients through gracious interiors.
Celerie is known for her professional versatility in terms of budget, location, and style. She’s full of clever solutions that deliver a mix of pragmatism and beauty. Never one to dismiss nuance or drama, Kemble seamlessly engages both forces to create dynamic and comfortable rooms. Over the past twenty-two years, her work has included homes and commercial spaces across the United States and the Caribbean, many of which have been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, Luxe, Florida Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, The Wallstreet Journal, the New York Times, and more.
Celerie is the author of “Island Whimsy” which published with Rizzoli in March 2021. She has also published “To Your Taste” and “Black & White (and a Bit in Between)” with Clarkson Potter. She has been included in Architectural Digest’s AD100, House and Garden’s 50 New Tastemakers, House Beautiful’s Top Designers, Elle Décor’s A-List Designers, Luxe’s Gold List, and more.
Her licensed product lines include fabrics, trims and wallpaper for Schumacher, lighting and occasional furniture with Arteriors, outdoor furniture with Lane Venture, decorative accessories and bar furniture with Maitland-Smith, decorative wood flooring with Mirth, drapery hardware with Classical Elements, tufted, broadloom, and natural fiber rugs with Merida, and mirrors with Mirror Image. All of which aim to provide designs that delight Celerie and deliver the utility she believes must always be present in any item purchased for the home.
Celerie received a B.A. from Harvard in 1995 and graduated with Cum Laude honors.
Richard Keith Langham
Manhattan decorator Richard Keith Langham has been at the forefront of the interior decorating world for over two decades. Arriving in New York from Alabama, he trained under masters Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine which cultivated his broad and multi-faceted aesthetic-here a rustic-timbered lodgey bedroom, there an orange lacquered dining room straight out of a Slim Aarons photograph. His name appears among those chosen by AD I 00 and Elle Decor’s A-List. Jacqueline Onassis, an early client, once proclaimed him to have a “sorcerer’s eye”. While the rooms he conceives may vary, their common thread is history-smartly refreshed. “Rooms should recognize the past yet be relevant for today-with a layering of color, texture and pattern.”
Sought after by some of the world’s most glamorous and stylish tastemakers, Elle Decor A-List and AD 100 designer Richard Keith Langham has been at the forefont of the decorating world for more than two decades. Training first under the famed Mark Hampton and then the preeminent Keith Irvine, Langham cultivated his multi-faceted aesthetic with what his longtime client Jacqueline Onassis called a “sorcerer’s eye.” Here a rustic, timbered bedroom, there an orange lacquered dining pavilion, his rooms enchantingly vary, but they share a theme of history-smartly refreshed. Langham ‘s small-town Southern upbringing installed in him a reverence for heritage, steeped in graciousness, and punctuated by a dash of caprice.
Citing the title of his lecture, “If These Walls Could Talk,” Langham says they would tell you rooms should recognize the past yet be relevant for today, with a layering of color, texture, and pattern. They would also gossip a bit (hannlessly of course) and share amusing anecdotes about the compelling personalities and fascinating lives lived within them, those of-[Onassis, Pat Buckley, NAME OTHERS?], to name a few. Some famous, all fascinating, they were and are lives Langham is privy to a privileged to embellish with his stunning and chic interiors. He may decorate with a sorcerer’s eye, but he has a jester’s sense of humor and fun. With his charming blend of southern gentility and cosmopolitan sophistication, Langham takes us on a tour of rooms that will infonn as delightfully as they entertain.
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