Skip to main content

The Library at The Soho Hotel

Pass under the nose of a purring Botero cat, and down the red carpet at The Soho Hotel you will find the Library: a safe haven with wood panelled walls, framed mythological maps, old leather bound books and digeridoos.

Two large Pippa Sofas dominate the room; these have been embroidered with individual flowers and petals. The soft boiled wool panels have been embroidered together with lime green flashes, yellow ochres and sages.

The sofa cushions are a combination of Galbraith & Paul ‘Ovals’ Baker and Grey ‘Albizia & Bee’ embroidered fabric, brought together with Doral Mimosa leather hide.

Two Whitby Chairs sit either side of the fireplace. We like using a combination of two fabrics and a lovely flat braid to make these distressed elm chairs extra special.

We have used my ‘Bookend’ fabric for Christopher Farr on a little sofa that sits in a cosy nook, working with the honey coloured Leo chair. A set of Gustave Klimt sketches in golden frames are a focal point above. Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna secession movement. Early on in his career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations.

I can just imagine him legs up on the Three Plank Oak coffee table, applying the final flecks of gold leaf to a painting inspired by this opulent yet understated room.

I have used two found antique fabrics to cover the large wing chairs to give the room some vibrancy. I’ve also included a contemporary piece by Joe Tilson above the Stone Jamb fireplace that reads “Secret” – and yes, we would like you to keep this one please.

Back to top
Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our cookie policy.