Robert Kime’s London shops are among my favorite places to visit across the pond and it’s no surprise that his own London flat, recently published by House & Garden, is an absolute delight. The widely admired English antiques dealer and interior decorator has traveled the world (I love following him on instagram) and his magnificent flat reflects his far-fledged journeys. The apartment underwent an extensive eight-month remodel before Kime and his many treasures moved in. The result? The grandeur of a stately English country house in the middle of bustling London complete with layers of antique oil paintings, Turkish rugs, and spectacular textiles. Below, explore more of Robert Kime’s handsome English abode. (Photography by Robert Kime)
Kime in his study. I absolutely love the ruffled skirt on the chair slipcover. Also the pleated green lampshade looks marvelous on the blue and white table lamp.
The view from the study into the living room. The carpet in the study is a William Morris design.
The pale blue walls in the study an living room are absolutely dreamy, don’t you think? The living room armchairs are upholstered in Kime’s ‘Tynemouth Ticking’ linen and the ottoman is covered in an eighteenth-century Turkish textile.
Another view of the living room. The antique green chinoiserie screen is stunning to say the least. The curtains are in a fabric designed by Kime.
The enormous dog painting in the entrance hall must make make Kime’s visitors smile.
Bold red walls make a statement in the dining room. His interiors are always wonderfully layered—the rugs, the textiles, the books, the art.
Early nineteenth-century red leather chairs surround an Arts and Crafts table in the dining room. Don’t miss the pop of yellow on the right—his home, like his shops, is full of wonderful lampshades.
Kime’s impressive art collection continues into the master bedroom and bath. How brilliant is the antique dog painting above the bath?
Last but not least, we return to the incredible four-poster Chippendale bed in Kime’s bedroom. The bed curtains are made of antique chintz. I love that he’s layered three antique rugs in the space…the more the merrier! If you love Kime’s work as much as I do, I highly recommend this book and, if you’re in London, be sure to pop by his shops.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this home tour. Stay tuned for a second blog post coming up this afternoon!