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projects
perspectives

true colors
Ham Yard Hotel tells
a joyful story

In contrast to the stately, serious milieus at many 5-Star hotels, the Ham
Yard Hotel in London's Soho neighborhood feels happy, even joyous.
Indeed, it's hard not to smile while walking through the property,
which includes 91 bedrooms and suites, 24 apartments, and a number of
retail and F&B options, to say nothing of a verdant central garden with
mature oak trees and a large bronze sculpture by Tony Cragg. Vibrant
pendant lights made of old plastic bottles and raffia hanging from
colorful wires enliven the gray walls and old marble mirrors in the bar
just off the reception area, while tufted side chairs covered in hot pink
fabric pop against the dark, floral-patterned sofas and natural marble
tables. "I'd used about every other color elsewhere," says Kit Kemp.
The patterns are just as boisterous. In the restaurant, a graphic

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fabric wallcovering by Kemp is the backdrop for an eclectic collection
of art that includes a 12-foot-tall oil painting by Joe Fan, contemporary
pieces by Bruce McLean, and framed costume designs from the Paris
Opera. "You'd think (the wallcovering) is quite busy, but when you put
it up, it backs away from you," Kemp says.
The color is even more intense in the lower level bowling alley-a
design first for Kemp, who covered the lane walls and columns in a
cinnamon-colored felt punctuated by a pair of 20-foot-long pieces by
Howard Hodgkin. Along one wall, rows of vintage bowling shoes in
Perspex boxes feels like a modern art installation.
Meanwhile, in the subdued library, a limestone fireplace
mantel creates a handsome gathering spot outfitted with a fabric
wallcovering and embroidered curtains-all designed by Kemp.
"I wanted one room to look calmer and more conservative, so
you feel [as though you've arrived]," she says. "But at the same
time, it's very English and it feels tailored." As do the individually
decorated, ever-evolving guestrooms. In a welcoming two-bedroom
suite on the top floor, a tactile, blue-hued wallcovering is accented
by sumptuous rugs, funky patterned upholstery, and original
artwork. Steps away is the partially covered rooftop terrace with a
green roof, olive and apple trees, a vegetable garden, and beehives.
"It's a beautiful space that only gets better and better," Kemp says.

Ham Yard Hotel's rooftop garden
offers views of London's skyline



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2019

Hospitality Design - November 2019
Contents
from the editor
from the guest editor
memoir
places: london
interview: kit kemp and martin waller
interview: makers
project breakdown: color story
interview: ones to watch
designing the details: headboards
5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
profile: michal silver
lighting
wallcoverings
seating
collaborators
curating art: alan cristea
bringing a room to life: lewis miller
painting a picture: eileen cooper
for the love of books: philip blackwell
projects
crosby street hotel
ham yard hotel
charlotte street hotel
ad index
back space: ruby kean
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Intro
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - from the editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - profile: michal silver
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - wallcoverings
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - seating
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - collaborators
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - curating art: alan cristea
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - bringing a room to life: lewis miller
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - painting a picture: eileen cooper
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - for the love of books: philip blackwell
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - projects
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - crosby street hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ham yard hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - charlotte street hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ad index
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - back space: ruby kean
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