Lindsey Lane Design

Kit Kemp

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Kit Kemp has been on the brain lately so I was excited to see her feature in the 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine this month. Design team, Kit and her husband Tim, work together as co-founders of Firmdale Hotels. The creative, UK-based duo (Tim being the business mind behind the collaboration) purchase hotels which Kit then designs to create a luxurious, yet boutique experience. Each room is different and unique which keeps guests captivated and inspired to make them feel at home.

Haymarket's Brumus restaurant in London

Haymarket's Brumus restaurant in London

A few months ago I was invited to Sunday afternoon tea at the Crosby Street Hotel. What a delightful and sophisticated treat! Never having visited the hotel, I was in awe from the moment I stepped through the door. As if the bright color walls and art were not enough, the ornate tea pots and pretty cakes were as tasty as they were beautiful. I truly recommend anyone shopping in the Soho area to take a break for tea or just hop downtown to try it out. 

Tea at the Crosby Street Hotel

Tea at the Crosby Street Hotel

After discovering that Kit and Tim Kemp were the masterminds behind the beautiful Crosby Street Hotel, I knew I had to find out more. Kit Kemp has a book out named "A Living Space" which is just phenomenal and her feature on Introspective, as mentioned above, shares more about her creative self too. I also found out that Kit Kemp collaborates with Christopher Farr, a London based textile and rug designer, when I met a Farr employee and got to touch all of the fabrics (and wallcoverings!) first hand. Can you believe that Kit not only designs and decorates each room in all 8 of their hotels, but she also has a say in designing the fabrics too? I think we can all agree that the Kemps are a creative, business collaboration that we aspire to be more like.

Sculpture garden at the Crosby Street Hotel

Sculpture garden at the Crosby Street Hotel

All of the Christopher Farr fabrics can be found at Holland & Sherry in New York City.

Happy T(ea)-day!
xo LL