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In Design Secrets, Kit Kemp plants that creative seed giving readers a new way of looking at interiors and the confidence to be bold in their designs.
Design Secrets is a unique, lively and informative masterclass which will become your touchstone for top tips, do's and don'ts and creative projects to add a fresh and exciting feel to your living space. It even has its own coloring-in book to explore new color ideas.
Discover how to create character in your home by making the most of the often forgotten details, from dado rails to the leading edge of a curtain. Learn about celebrating raw materials, creating a collection and even adding a touch of magic, as Kit shares creative ways to bring personalized details to make your home as individual as you are.
Kit reveals her 'Dos and Don'ts', including clever tips on how to hang art to tell a story and designing your own signature Kit Kemp headboard. This chapter is an invaluable glossary of creative ideas, with playful yet practical guides exploring topics from how to use color in design, tips for lighting up a room, how to use found fabrics and more.
In 'Meet the Maker' readers can delve into the creative minds of some of Kit's favorite artists and craftsmen, from the retired sailor turned woolworker, Colin Millington to renowned ceramicist Martha Freud, sustainable fashion designer Clio Peppiatt and figurative painter Joe Fan.
In the final chapter, Kit intends to awaken 'the maker' in every reader with a series of fun and creative projects to do at home, from embellishing a shell mirror to painting candlesticks and a step-by-step guide to appliqué a cushion.
There is even an opportunity to add your own personal flourish to the book itself in the one-of-a-kind hand illustrated coloring-in book, which invites readers to reimagine some of Kit Kemp's most iconic interiors.
In Design Secrets, Kit Kemp welcomes you into her colorful world and reveals how to create interiors which capture the imagination.
About the Author
Over the years Interior Designer Kit Kemp MBE has been forging an internationally-acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique hotel interiors as Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels and the Kit Kemp Design Studio, but also as a successful textiles, fragrance and homewares designer, author and a highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture. The Kit Kemp Design Studio is celebrated for its individual and original approach to hotel and residential design, with colorful and detailed storytelling which celebrates craft and captures the imagination.
Kit has collaborated with leading global design brands such as Wedgwood, Wilton Carpets, Andrew Martin, Anthropologie, Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles, Fine Cell Work and Porta Romana, creating collections including tableware, fragrance, furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and lighting.
Kit has won many awards including House & Garden's Hotel Designer of the Year, Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year and CN Traveller's Best Hotel in the World for Design.