I've always held a certain fascination for Anouska Hempel
and her bold and versatile designs. In this post, I'm showcasing
her designs from her hotel chain ~ The Blakes Hotel London.
Anouska Hempel was born as Anne Geissler in New Zealand.
Looks like somewhere along the way she changed her name
completely. She moved to the UK in 1962 and married a
journalist and propery developer Constantine Hempel who later
died in a car accident. She later remarried.
Anouska Hempel started out as a TV actress who turned into a
hotelier and designer. Her designs are very bold and she designs
everything form couture to landscaping.
The above photo is my absolute favourite suite in the Blakes Hotel
in London. It is called the Corfu Suite and is all white.
four poster bed with white linens and draperies. I love
how she used white boards for the flooring with a very
organic wood coffee table. Despite it being a hotel suite,
it looks so incredibly homey.
The living area of the suite.
Other suites in the hotel are decorated completely
differently including very old world and over the top
Look at this ornate daybed!
I love how she designs her four poster beds.
She somehow manages to make them look
wonderfully cozy despite the formal decor.
Love how she accessorized this sitting area
on the walls and the coffee table.
This is certainly unlike any bathroom I've seen
The diagonal striping is surprising - one would
expect straight or horizontal lines but not diagonal
striping which seems a bit whimsical.
Anouska Hempel is an expert at layering and texutres.
This room has more of a provincial country side feel
to it. It's so neat how she juxtaposed such formal decor
with countryside chic all in the same hotel.
I totally fell in love with this tub the first time I laid eyes
on it. The bow reminds me of Anya Hindmarch's emblem.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour
All photos from the Blakes Hotel site.