Chelsea, London

This townhouse hotel tucked away in Chelsea provides a new take on traditional English luxury, it is both traditional and cosy. They wanted their library to reflect this ethos, for it to become a public space in which guests can relax.

The books we chose were designed to illustrate and add to the hotel’s location, interests and heritage. We built one section with titles on London, England and the nature of the British. We also added another section filled with colourful Penguin celebration classics which contributed to a sense of colour in the room. We also filled the two bookshelves in the living room with the classic collections of authors like P.G Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, with extra titles on fine food and drink, history and society. We also put together a small welcome collection in the suites.