Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Buzz Investigates

I was pumped when my September issue of House Beautiful arrived in the mail, especially when the first page I happened to open up to was this fab upholstered headboard. This headboard & room looked very familiar though, and I knew exactly where I had seen it.... in my favorite book, Celerie Kemble, To Your Taste. BUT... the designer of this Oyster Bay beach home wasn't Celerie, it was Christina Murphy. Hmmmm, I thought, what is this Christina Murphy doing copying Celerie's EXACT bed & bath??!

(The 2 above photos are from the Sept. House Beautiful)

I ran to find Celerie's book to investigate what in the world was going on.....

This is a must have book!!

As you can see from the above pic (pg.104 in To Your Taste) it is Obviously SAME room!!

So...I googled Christina Murphy to find out that she used to work for Celerie (my dream job). My only conclusion is that Celerie is letting Christina take credit for this AWESOME home. BUT WHY??!! If only I could call Celerie and get some answers :)... I wouldn't mind talking with Christina either.

I was drooling over Christina Murphy's website. All of her designs are VERY similar to Celerie' wonder why I LOVE all her work!!

Images via Christina Murphy Interiors
This investigation is still open and I'd love some more insight into what in the world is going on!

1 comment:

  1. I just saw your post and thought I could probably set the record the straightest. Christina Murphy is a designer who oversaw and lead the project you are admiring while at Kemble Interiors. (We worked together happily for years. She remains one of my best friends and is now an admired colleague.) She is a fantastic designer -- as you can see by her site and deserves full credit for her excellent work especially on this project. In no way is she taking illicit credit for for something that was mine nor is there any sort mix up. I'm very happy to see such beautiful work celebrated on your site and thank you for your kind words about the book! Please keep up the great blogging! xo Celerie Kemble