Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crosby Street Hotel, New York.

Last Christmas, I received a book on "New New York Interiors" and it is beautiful. It captured the spirit of New York contemporary design. If it had a personality, it would be: a modern well travelled soul with a love for the collecting bits and pieces, who isn't afraid to mix a few pieces of vintage and loves vibrant splashes of colours.

The Crosby Street Hotel embodies just that. It is owned by Firmdale Hotels privately owned by husband and wife team, Tim and Kit Kemp. Kit Kemp personally designed the hotel, which was built from ground on a site of an old parking lot. The hotel has a quirky edge with a good mix of solids and prints. Each of the 86 rooms are individually designed and there is also a private screening room with orange Poltrona Frau chairs. To top it all off, British perfumer, Lyn Harris has designed a bespoke fragrance which is featured in all it's toiletries. The scent can also be brought into your home in the form of a scented candle which can be purchased from the hotel.

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