Last week, Anthropologie in Regent Street hosted a talk by interior designer Kit Kemp to launch her first book, ‘A Living Space’. Kit Kemp is renowned for her bold use of colour and personal, hand-crafted approach. She is co-owner and Design Director of the expanding luxury hotel group Firmdale. Hotels include London’s Covent Garden Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and The Soho Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel in New York. Kit has a string of awards under her belt, including an MBE in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List.
Kit Kemp’s installation on the mezzanine floor at Anthropologie, framed by the store’s living wall. She had no trouble finding colourful and quirky pieces that fit in with her style from the eclectic stock at Anthropologie.
Kit’s signature style mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, colour and pattern to create very personal, and comfortable, spaces.
The dining room in Kit Kemp’s own house.
The Meadow Suite at the Crosby St Hotel in New York.