Rough Luxe Hotel, London

rough luxe hotel bathroom


















purple room








red chair









The Rough Luxe Hotel in London was designed by interior designer Rabih Hage, who is also a qualified architect. Connected to The Mews art gallery, the hotel is an ingenious combination of rough and luxury or as the owners describe it ‘half rough, half luxury. A little bit of luxury in a rough part of London. A little bit of rough in a luxurious London.’

The look is a mix of old and new, furniture and art; combining colours and beautiful fabrics with existing distressed original walls while the concept is based on culture in its diverse values, ethical lifestyles and educated consumption. Definitely worth a visit.

Kidsen Christmas window display

Kidsen window with red sleigh  Kidsen window with snowflakes and Swedish decorations  Kidsen window with vintage pram looking out to streetKidsen window with sleigh looking out onto street


I loved creating the Christmas window display for Kidsen, a new children’s store in Kensal Rise in London. Kidsen specialises in Scandinavian design for babies and children and stocks gorgeous clothes and toys as well as other stylish products including prams and pushchairs by Brio. 


Kidsen window with vintage pram and gorgeous childrenswear         Kidsen Christmas windows from instore          Kidsen window display from outside          


I used snowflakes on the windows which lends the whole look quite a magical winter atmosphere whilst still looking modern and stylish. They are static and although they take ages to apply, they look amazing and are really good fun. They also frame the products beautifully. The sleigh and gorgeous Swedish decorations on the natural branches make the look. Kidsen can be found on Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise in London – check it out for great design even if you don’t have kids!



David Collins, Interior Designer

David Collins is the interior designer behind some of London and New York’s most opulent and highly acclaimed interiors. Collins’ interiors combine British style with Hollywood glamour and are simultaneously simple and luxurious. He has designed many of London’s key bars and restaurants including the Blue Bar at the Berkley Hotel, The Artesian Bar at The Langham Hotel and The Wolsey on Picadilly as well as Nobu, Locanda Locatelli and the eateries at the National Gallery. Collins has increasingly been designing stateside in New York and counts Madonna as a residential client.


Residential Projects







Nobu, Berkley Square, London


Maze, The London, New York




The Artesian Bar, The Langham Hotel, London


The Blue Bar, The Berkley Hotel, London


The designer’s home



Images from David Collins Studio and Qvest