Interior designer Kit Kemp MBE has been creating exciting and unique interiors for almost three decades, in particular with her work as owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels which include The Soho, Covent Garden, Charlotte Street, Haymarket, Number Sixteen, Knightsbridge and Dorset Square hotels in London and Crosby Street Hotel in New York – which she co-owns with her husband Tim Kemp. Kit is internationally acclaimed for her individual and original approach to interiors and her own idea of arranging spaces with a carefree and colourful spirit.
Q1. What design challenges are unique to hospitality?
To move the design and style on without having to close the Hotel and start all over again. It should seamlessly move forward.
Q2. What’s your greatest source of inspiration?
Good craftsmanship, working with organic pieces and wonderful colours and fabrics.
Q3. What would your ideal hospitality project be?
It is our latest project called Ham Yard Hotel opening next year in London’s Soho, it will include fabulous suites, bowling alley & herb gardens.
Q4. Which is your favourite Firmdale restaurant or bar and why?
Brumus in Haymarket Hotel. It is fun and witty with a fabric I designed for Christopher Farr on the walls called Willoweave.
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