Boutique Hotel Style

Posted by Suzi | April 17, 2012

Unfortunately I’m going to miss the cocktail launch in London next week – but Kit Kemp (half owner and interior designer of the chic Firmdale Hotel chain) is launching a fabric range. Anyone who’s worked in the media in London will be well aware of Kemp’s style. With the capital’s Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel and Charlotte Street Hotel being the venues of choice for press launches, private previews and screenings; it’s creaky wooden floors, crackling fires and lethally indulgent afternoon teas have become synonymous with city’s style set. Try popping-in and not spotting some kind of famous person!

In keeping with what I was saying about Harlequin’s success earlier this week, Kemp’s designs are not for theĀ minimalist-hearted. Pattern and colour which should clash, but instead just look fabulous against each other, rule her look. Think of it as full fat design. As Kemp herself says; “Hotels should be living and breathing things not stuffy institutions.”

The fabric range for Chelsea Textiles is totally twee. With Kemp’s signature dash of whimsy, everything is very english and hand-embroidered from romantic flowers to cute moon dogs (see below).

View the whole collection when it launches atĀ






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