Peek Inside Designer Celerie Kemble’s Whimsical Dominican Oasis

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Designer and Harvard graduate Celerie Kemble has transformed her family’s vacation home—a beach club in the Dominican Republic—into a fantastical paradise.

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Along with her husband, financier Boykin Curry, Kemble planned and outfitted her “familial resort” on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic.

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The resort, named Playa Grande Beach Club, follows Dominican vernacular architecture, which means patterned woodwork, metal roofs, and hardware suited to age and patina distinguish the property.

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A 22-foot-high central clubhouse grounds the property and features a great room with locally produced furnishings and accessories.

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An attractive eclecticism marks the resort’s interiors; vintage finds complement Kemble’s custom designs, while walls and ceilings are painted tranquil, tropical colors.

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Other designers featured at Playa Grande are D. Porthault, Casamidy and New Jersey Barn Co.

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Barbie’s pied-à-terre is another notable work by Kemble. The designer runs Kemble Interiors with her mother, Mimi McMakin and younger sister Phoebe Kemble.

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest

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