I have long admired the fabulous Kit Kemp and am now lucky enough to know her. I photographed her for a Harper’s Bazaar shoot at her home in London some years ago & then included Crosby Street Hotel as the must stay in The Stylist’s Guide to NYC. Kit Kemp is the genius behind Firmdale Hotels and their amazing interiors.
For my brief stop (less than 24 hours ) in London en route to the Milan Furniture Fair, I was guest at the gorgeous Haymarket Hotel.
In signature Kit style, the colours are bold & the fabrics are in print, surrounded by craft meets art, naïve, sculpture & contemporary art. She mixes the natural (driftwood, stones, faux bois, palm tree stumps), textiles of ikat, suzani, paisley, vintage & new furniture, incredible light fittings and overscaled & subtle art pieces both wallmounted & sculptural, with a sense of humour.
If you love interiors, she is at the forefront of fabrics, finishes, art & furniture. This is interior consideration, knowledge & comfort at its best. Thanks Kit & Craig!
N.B. Don’t miss the shooting gallery covered in De Gournay wallpaper mural or the underground indoor pool and surrounds.