• Want your bedroom to look like this? Here’s how

    By Sara Bliss on May 1, 2014
    Kit Kemp‘s hotel rooms are phenomenally cozy and colorful, incredibly happy spaces. Just check out this newly revamped room at the Haymarket in London. Want to recreate the look at home? Here’s how: Katie Ritter’s Seaweed fabric in Lime The walls are covered in charcoal gray wool fabric. (to turn fabric into wallpaper you can have a wallpaper hanger, back the […]
  • A Totally Surprising Green Hotel in London

    By Sara Bliss on January 17, 2014
    Travel writer and Hotel Chic contributor Lauren Matison guest blogging today. Take it away Lauren! LAUREN: I get excited about the bright future of a greener hotel industry when I come across places like The Draycott, a hotel that has everything going for it—accolades, location, history, amenities, hospitality, style—yet still makes being eco a priority. Inside the three restored red-brick Edwardian […]
  • The Ultimate Gallery Wall at the London Edition

    By Sara Bliss on January 6, 2014
    Berners Tavern at the new London Edition is the buzzy it-restaurant of the moment, but beyond Michelin-starred  chef Jason Atherton’s menu, it’s the art that has people talking. The soaring space features over 180 photographs displayed gallery style. Schrager and his design team collaborated with  Trunk Archive to select an amazing array of images. The bonus is that many of the photographs […]
  • Natasha Law at the London Belgraves Hotel

    By Sara Bliss on December 2, 2013
    British artist Natasha Law is known for her bold, colorful paintings of women in various states of undress. Rendered in layers of bright colors with a glossy finish, Law’s work captures intimate moments through a playful lens. Three of Law’s paintings grace the lobby of the London Belgraves Hotel, where British designer Tara Bernerd created a retro, 1970s vibe that meshes perfectly with Law’s […]
  • Hotel Designer Kit Kemp

    By Sara Bliss on June 4, 2013
    A friend recently asked me to track down the pretty fabric on the chairs in the Drawing Room at the Crosby Street Hotel. It is Milas by Vaughn, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write about designer Kit Kemp’s new book A Living Space. Kit is the designer behind Firmdale Hotels. Every space in her hotels is unique filled with amazing art, global treasures, lots of […]
  • Cozy Chic: The Dorset Hotel in London

    By Sara Bliss on December 17, 2012
    Every time I step into one of designer Kit Kemp’s amazing Firmdale Hotels I think, I wish my apartment looked like this. The unabashed use of color, the gorgeous patterns everywhere, the great art–there is so much to love.  Kit has made her hotels feel like the best version of home–cozy, colorful, and fun–the way so many of us would love […]