Get the Look: Ceara Donnelley's Charleston Library

We recently did a feature on Veranda's newest book At Home in the South with author Stephanie Hunt. The book is an exclusive our tour that steps inside spectacular Southern homes created by a diverse group of innovative designers and architects that share one important credo: an abiding love of beauty. While flipping through the book, we were inspired to do a get the look with some #fritzporterfinds. Say hello to Ceara Donnelley.

Portrait of Ceara Donnelley on the porch of her Charleston Home.
Brie Williams


A native New Yorker, Ceara grew up in and around considered, layered, and well-loved family homes from the Berkshires to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the magic of those places, inside and out, seeped into her psyche from an early age. Even while pursuing more academic interests at Yale and Yale Law School, interior design—and later, the idea of home—exerted  a magnetic pull on Ceara. That pull ultimately led her to the project that served as classroom, laboratory, and launch point for her design career: the multi-year renovation and decoration of her own home, a c. 1740 Charleston single house, which was featured in the book! Let’s get the look.

Library by Ceara Donnelley
Brie Williams​​
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