The Crosby Street hotel, which opened in 2009, combines New York design – industrial-style, full-height windows and wooden floors - mixed with a few English eccentricities. This Meadow Suite opens up to your very own private wildflower meadow.
The hotel's interior was designed by master English hoteliers Kit & Tim Kemp. “Wing chairs on either side of the entrance to the restaurant are covered in old, bold Suzani fabrics to make a unique and interesting feature,” explains Tim. “These antique designs inspired my Suzani Fabrics for Chelsea Textiles".
Among the many hidden gems scattered throughout the hotel are these cardboard cut outs of cows sitting on a junky sideboard painted orange, which Kit explains "are just fun.”
The Crosby Bar features a collection of old Fifties coloured balls made into lamps, which create atmospheric lighting and have become something of a talking point among guests.
Kit & Tim Kemp have created a number of unique backdrops that feature in the comunal bar ad restaurant areas. This home-made art installation used old telephones to create a quirky source of light.
There are 86 rooms and suites over 11 floors, all designed individually in Kit Kemp’s quirky, eclectic style, combining her love of surprise with careful selection of texture and colour.
Quirky vases sit on a silver table in the hallway. The creations, by Catherine Cuthbert, feature witty shapes and writing saying ‘cut here’ and hold single stems of flowers.
Acid green and shocking pink furniture, whimsical fabric animals and large fireplaces combine to create interiors that feel edgy yet intimate.