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Kit Kemp - Co-Founder of Firmdale Hotels

The Designer: Kit Kemp
 
Kit Kemp
Kit Kemp
The Profile: The self-taught Kit Kemp is the co-founder of Firmdale hotels with her husband Tim. Together they have produced a string of boutique hotels known for their style and originality. She was awarded the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year for 2008.
The Style: "Hotels should be living things, not stuffy institutions", say the Kemps. Kit Kemp's style can be described as having an 'English eccentric look'. Drawing upon the world around her for inspiration, Kit doesn't work to a particular formula when designing her slightly quirky interiors. Each of her boutique hotel interiors can be recognized as an individual work of art. However, there is a link between each of Kemp's hotels. Look out for bold prints, eye catching colours and fabulous attention to detail - the small portrait on the wall or a painted pattern on a bedside cabinet.

Afternoon Tea at Soho Hotel Covent Garden Suite Lobby of Crosby Street Hotel, New York

The Hotels:       
      London: Haymarket Hotel,
                      The Soho Hotel,
                      Covent Garden Hotel,
                      Charlotte Street Hotel,
                      Knightsbridge Hotel,
                      Number Sixteen
 
 New York:   Crosby Street Hotel
Luxury Links: www.firmdale.com
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