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  • Kit Kemp's new book Design Thread
  • A comfortable lounge area in the Drawing Room. A large comfortable grey sofa looks on to a colourful ottoman with a tub chair either side. There are paintings by Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington, among others, hanging on the walls and a window with patterned curtains to the right. Bloomsbury Group artworks at Charlotte Street Hotel
  • Kit Kemp at Charleston
    Wednesday 5 June 2019
    IN SUPPORT OF fine cell work and charleston trust

    Charleston and Much Ado Books present an evening with interior design icon, Kit Kemp at Charleston on Wednesday 5 June.

    Following the publication of her latest book ‘Design Thread’ Kit Kemp, Creative Director and co-owner of Firmdale Hotels London and New York, will discuss her creative process and the way she weaves a distinctive design thread through each room to create memorable interiors.

    Showcasing her unique approach, Kit will delve into a selection of her latest designs, each treated as individual works of art. Kit will also discuss her love of the Bloomsbury Group and the inspiration for her design of Charlotte Street Hotel in London’s Fitzrovia.

    Tickets are £20 per person and include the talk with a welcome drink and canapés. In support of Fine Cell Work and the Charleston Trust.


    The talk will be followed by a book signing.

    Gardens open from 6pm 
    Doors from 6.30pm; 
    Talk 7pm – 8pm 

    Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL 

    Lewes is just over an hour by train from London Victoria 
    To plan your visit and to find out how to get to Charleston CLICK HERE


    Kit Kemp MBE is the creative force behind Firmdale Hotels. Over the years Kit has been forging an internationally acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique hotel interiors but also as a successful textiles, fragrance and homewares designer, author and a highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture.
    Kit has collaborated with leading global design brands such as Wedgwood, Wilton Carpets, Andrew Martin, Anthropologie, Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles and Fine Cell Work, creating collections including tableware, fragrance, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper, all available at