Ember Locke hotel channels Kensington's decadent heyday

Warm saturated colours and maximalist touches are combined inside Locke Hotels‘ latest outpost in west London, designed by local studios Atelier Ochre and House of Dré.

Occupying an imposing Victorian mansion block in Kensington, the Ember Locke hotel was designed as a homage to some of the area’s historic architecture.

Atelier Ochre and House of Dré have designed the Ember Locke hotel

Among the references brought in by the designers were the art deco Kensington Roof Gardens and the now-defunct Biba department store, which rose to popularity in the Swinging Sixties.

“We wanted to create interiors that are an extension and interpretation of the neighbourhood, a space that reflects the cultural

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