With an unparalleled reputation as
a discreet, tasteful interior designer,
Robert Kime has worked on grand
houses internationally. His clients
have included the Prince of Wales and the Duke
of Beaufort. His interiors appear to have evolved
over time, combining a relaxed mood with
antiques, vintage textiles and quirky pieces.
Robert started his career as an
antiques dealer four decades ago, while reading
history at Oxford. He subsequently worked at
Sotheby’s and then with Miriam Rothschild.
His work combines his passions for antiques,
textiles and putting together rooms. He has two
London shops that showcase his fabrics, lighting
and furniture, antique pieces.
Robert and his team recently completed
a shooting lodge in Northumberland.
They are also working on a pied-à-terre in
Pimlico, a five-storey town house in Notting
Hill, and a three-bedroom house and annexe in
Kensington. Upcoming commissions include
12 bedrooms for an existing client.
What’s your tip for a great interiors find?
antiques fairs in the South of France are particularly
enjoyable places to shop. I often find little
gems in Béziers, Avignon and Montpellier.’