We at Best Design Projects want to share with you the best content to improve your own home and show you how you can do it! Following the best ideas from Kit Kemp, the Queen of the Ecletic & Hotelier, we found at Mail Online by Clare Nolan some ideas to give your home a boutique-hotel makeover! What do you think?
Kit Kemp combines comfort with show-stopping luxe!
“I use a very high headboard as a focal point, which gives the bed the greatest importance in the room. Often I put the pattern on the bed head because you can then see the beauty of the embroidery or the fullness of the print much more than on curtains. The space must feel comfortable and make you want to stop and sit and not pass through.”
“Prickly fabric is no good at all – you want the sense that you are climbing up into bed and that it is clean and fresh and soft. Beds are white for me and I like a white quilted comforter at the end of the bed as well as the white bed linen. You can echo the shape of the pillows with two smaller cushions upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard.”
“Most of the time you just want table lamps that softly light the room – especially for those of us over 30 years old – and for this reason, dimmer switches are a nice touch.”
“You can be as minimalist as you want elsewhere, but in your bedroom you can create a more cosseted look with a double layer of curtains. One layer can be much lighter than the other and the two can be tonal or in contrasting colours or textures.”
“Think about where you are going to read, dry your hair, where the phone is going to charge and where the computer and iPod will be. Forethought is crucial, and if in doubt, put in additional plug sockets – it is very boring to see loads of wires or, worse, extension wires trailing round the edge of a room.”
INVEST IN A DRESSING TABLE
“Every bedroom needs a good-sized table. You can then decide if you want to have your mirror on it for making yourself up or use it for the computer as well. A comfortable chair or stool in a colour with contrasting trim adds personality.”
CREATE A FOCUS
“It’s lovely to have a fireplace in a room, but it needn’t take something so grand to make a focal point. It can be a lampshade made from a sari or even the lamp itself made from a huge oil can.”
“I don’t always know where I will put something when I buy it, but I do know when I have to have something. If you see a piece and you have the confidence to say, ‘Yes, that’s for me’, then you must go for it. It has to come from your spirit rather than because a particular piece has the right measurement and will fit the space.” – Kit Kemp