'People are jaded by travel - they've seen everything. It's about an element of surprise. To draw you from room to room.'
If you're ever in need of discovering the most stylish and elegant home interiors from afar, then Elle Decoration UK is for you. This publication is one of the best floating around. It showcases a fabulous spread of homes globally, fusing different cultures, designs and aesthetics effortlessly into the one edition. The magazine also interviews and connects with the most renowned and loved creatives in the design world. And the current issue (November 2014) is nothing short of this. In this month's edition, Elle Decoration interview Kit Kemp, renowned British Interior Designer, about the opening of her latest boutique hotel in hipster Soho, London.
Kit Kemp and her husband, Tim, co-own Firmdale Hotels. Their latest venture, Ham Yard Hotel, is located in Soho, London. Kit is responsible for creating my all time favourite stay, the Crosby Street Hotel which is located in SoHo, New York City. You may have previously heard me talk about the hotel, here.
Inspired by her latest designs in fabric and carpets, Kit draws on her love for pattern, textiles and colour to create the Ham Yard Hotel. The unexpected combinations surprise you - in a good way - leaving you feeling like you are anywhere but at a hotel. Each room is personalised and unique (no two rooms are ever the same!). There's even an option for a private apartment with roof garden (if your budget allows it)... The allure of travel maintains its opulent charm with Kit Kemp and the meaning of luxury continues explores a new direction.
Have you ever stayed at a Firmdale Hotel?
All images kindly sourced via Firmdale Hotels.