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Room 206 at The Soho Hotel: Red, White & Blue


This week for Sleeping Around, we thought we would take a closer look at room 206 at The Soho Hotel. It is one of our more tailored rooms, with a smart red, white and blue colour palette and geometric patterns.

As you enter the room, you are greeted with a sophisticated interior which is generous in size and flooded with natural sunlight from the two large floor-to-ceiling windows.

The walls have been upholstered in a two-tone blue denim linen by Jab which gives a lovely textured finish and provides a neutral backdrop for the varying geometric prints within the room.

The windows have been dressed in a contrasting, crisp white linen. There is a subtle electric blue embroidered stripe running through the fabric which lifts the space. Descending down the leading edge is a bold and contemporary tape by Jim Thompson. This embroidered design is the perfect border detail.

We have strategically designed a living room zone next to the large windows, where our guests can lounge, read and gaze out over London’s West End.

The sofa is upholstered in a powerful navy blue called ‘Denim Brut’ by Pierre Frey, piped in a bright contrasting tomato red leather.

The sofa scatter cushions are an echo of the headboard fabric, creating a continuous flow and unified space. The two pieces of art above the sofa bring in a complimentary orange and add a playful element of the unexpected!

The two tub chairs which sit in front of the window are covered in Jennifer Shorto’s West African inspired fabric called ‘Salt Shaker’. Shorto describes this rhythmic and graphic design as ‘a vision of Mondrian arriving in New York and hearing Boogie-Woogie music for the first time’.

This fabric has a wonderful painted effect with vertical bars in chalky white and denim, yoked by colourful horizontal bands.

Sitting opposite this pair of tub chairs is a singular armchair which is upholstered in ‘Smallway’ in the Berry colourway from our collection with Christopher Farr. It is a wonderfully striking geometric print.

On the back wall and taking centre stage in the room is the curvaceous headboard, upholstered in a John Robshaw fabric called ‘Hatif’. It is a bold pattern of a flourishing lotus flower. The crisp white backcloth allows the headboard to spring to life against the denim fabric walling.

The ‘Smallway’ bed cushions are a repetition of the armchair, to create a rhythmic flow between the spaces. The ‘Smallway’ fabric also carefully picks out the colourful hues within Robshaw’s lotus flower.

The bed valance is in one of our favourite Andrew Martin stripes called ‘Las Salinas’. The Moroccan style soft carpet stripe with varying widths holds the room together. We love how the scalloped bedding falls against the stripe.

Sitting in front of the bed valance is a colour blocked end-of-bed-stool in a combination of a hard wearing bright red leather and navy wool.

Hanging beside the bed, is a large antique French door which we had made into a mirrored artwork. It works perfectly here, lending depth and light to this special room.

We miss our London hotels more than ever. We cannot wait to reopen and for you to enjoy rooms like this one!

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