FrontRunners: True Colors

London’s leading hotels generally fall into one of two categories: the hip establishments and the grand old palaces. The newly renovated Berkeley (+44.20.7235.6000, treads the delicate path between the two.   During a six-month span last year, the Berkeley unveiled two restaurants—Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood Café and Marcus Wareing’s Pétrus—as well as 45 new bedrooms, […]

Furnishings: Of Goatskin and Men

It is not surprising that Lulu Lytle’s favorite color is eau de nil. The British furniture designer studied Egyptology, and, judging by the oasis of palm trees on her roof garden, she is clearly still fascinated by everything Egyptian. “The Nile is nothing like that color in reality, but I still love it,” she says, […]

Furnishings: Glamour Guy

“I want to get away from the predictable in British interiors and introduce confidence, color, wit, and glamour,” pronounces Mark Humphrey. The 32-year-old has created furniture for Fendi Casa and a select group of private clients, who include Ringo Starr and the late George Harrison.   The couture side of Humphrey’s work can be viewed […]