We took a sneak peek into this gorgeous hotel to bring you luxe style inspiration anyone can steal
Hotel: Knightsbridge Hotel
Address: 10 Beaufort Gardens, London SW3 1PT
Price: A double room costs from £342 per night, breakfast excluded
Contact: 020 7590 1311; knightsbridgehotel.co.uk
LOCATION: Situated in a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of central London, the Knightsbridge Hotel is a stone’s throw from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, with Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington also within walking distance.
ROOMS: There are 44 beautiful bedrooms and suites in this smart townhouse hotel, which is part of
the Firmdale Hotels portfolio owned by husband-and-wife team, Kit and Tim Kemp. All of the rooms have been individually created by interior-designer Kit in her signature fresh, modern, English style, and they all feature high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. Located on the hotel’s first floor, the Knightsbridge Suite (right) is elegant and spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let light flood in. This open-plan space has been decorated in a soothing palette of soft greys and blues lifted with splashes of bright colour and pattern. There’s a comfy seating area with classic furniture, as well as an intimate dining area.
FAMOUS FOR: Its high standards of excellence and Kit’s unique style of decoration, which saw her named the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year in 2008.
CELEBRITY GUESTS: Knightsbridge Hotel wouldn’t disclose any of its famous guests, but given the affluent area in which it’s located, if you don’t see a celebrity in the hotel, you’re almost certain to see one sipping on a macchiato in a coffee shop nearby.
YOU CAN BUY THE LOOK…
Use concrete to bring edge to a smart look
Concrete planter, £20 for two, Cox & Cox
This elegant design comes in a choice of colours and fabrics
Contrast button cotton tub chair in Fuchsia, £395, Oliver Bonas
Put your feet up
Place at the end of the bed for stylish storage
Contrast button cotton ottoman in Duck Egg, £385, Oliver Bonas
Jazz up plain bed linen
Pink sequin cushion, £35, Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson range, Debenhams
Make the bed stand out with a crisp white throw
White scalloped quilted throw, £50, Next
Include faux flowers
Faux purple flowers in lace jug, £125, Peony range, John Lewis
Opt for a smart chevron print
Scala in Oxford Blue, £39.50, Cubis collection, Romo
A purse-friendly option with a casual, summery vibe
Sommar in light blue, £5 per m, Ikea