Award-winning interior designer Kit Kemp is known for her stylish and witty interiors. With her husband, Tim, she owns Firmdale Hotels, a group of luxury hotels in London and New York, including The Whitby Hotel which opened in New York in 2017. She has collaborated with prestigious brands around the world, including tableware for Wedgwood, furniture and accessories for Anthropologie, fabrics and wallpapers for Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles and Andrew Martin, and carpets for Wilton Carpets. She has also created the RIKRAK range of bath and body products
For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, developing a signature style which mixes contemporary works of art by both well-known artists and unknowns — all of whom paint with soul as much as skill — with Kit’s own furniture designs, antiques and junk shop finds, all set against a layered backdrop of luxurious fabrics, bespoke wallpapers and hand-finished detailing which creates instant impact. In Design Thread, Kit shares the inspiration behind her creative process: whether it’s a house in the country or a city pied-a-terre, a hotel suite or beach bar, her unique eye for design shines through. Kit considers every element of her interiors in detail, each one treated as a work of art in its own right, with an emphasis on creating personal, authentic, handcrafted spaces which capture the imagination and stand the test of time.
Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups, from her hotels to her private residences, there will be great insight into the inspirations behind Kit’s work, including her design collaborations.