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Vogue - Apr 2008

Posted on Mar 24th 2011 @ 7:26 PM

Dynamic Duo - A hot young stylist and one of New York's chicest interior designers join forces to open a new salon.

Celerie Kemble feels right at home in Manhattan stylist Adrian De Berardinis's new West Twenty-first Street salon, and for good reason: She's not just a favorite client- she's also the interior designer. "When we started with the space, it was a dark Chelsea shoe box. We wanted to make it warm, white, and very bright, like a 100-watt smile," says Kemble (nearly eight months pregnant with her second child). "I wanted to brig back the excitement and glamour of the Sassoon era, when hairdressing was celebrated as an art," chimes in De Berardinis (son on well-known hairdresser Giancarlo De Berardinis). For inspiration, De Berardinis gave Kemble images of Dolce & Gabbana's Milan restaurant, GOLD; designer Monique Lhullier's luxe L.A. showroom; and a vision of his father's first salon in Toronto, which he recalls as "lacquered and space-agey in a sixties kind of way." Kemble added her penchant for "old world grace and glamour, something with character and poise instead of flash." The result: a glossy, welcoming space with gold-leaf-tinged bamboo wall trimmings, geometric light fixtures, and a huge nude by Natasha Law in the waiting room. De Berardinis Salon, 155 W. 21st St., NYC; (212) 967-0927; cuts, from $100. –Genevieve Bahrenburg