Out & About: Bloomsbury Tea at The Charlotte Street Hotel
Another added bonus, is that our mutual love of Interior Design takes us to meet in the most lovely spaces. Every time we meet, I am constantly kicking myself about the fact that I never ever bring a camera to document the space. That coupled with a client who I met last week providing me with a reference that they loved the design of the Charlotte Street Hotel, I was motivated to take my camera and then write a blog post about it today as it also happens to be Virginia Woolfs Birthday which makes the timing of this blog post most fitting. You’ll find out why further down.
Kit Kemp has such a distinctive style. Whenever I walk into a Firmdale Hotel I am instantly transported into a space that feels both homely and yet sophisticated at the same time. Her love of using craft and specialist artisans in her spaces adds to the quirky nature of the interiors she designs. Her style provides us with joy and includes elements that bring in intrigue and curiosity that create a sense of adventure and fun. And yet comfort & quality are at the core of her interiors also.
On a rainy and miserable Saturday afternoon, I met my lovely friends at The Charlotte Street Hotel. The design of the hotel was inspired by the “Bloomsbury Group or set” who were a group of associated writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. The best known members included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey and one of my all time favourite writers, E.M. Forster. They were a loose collection of friends and relatives who were closely associated with Cambridge University and lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury, London during the first half of the 20th Century.
If you would like to pay a visit to the The Charlotte Street Hotel to have a look around details can be found here.
Till next time,