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With beautiful plants, strong but flexible colours, and gorgeous, touchable fabrics, Henry Holland's room is maximalist heaven
Henry Holland's room at The Hoxton's Holborn outpost manages to be exactly what you'd expect – and then something else entirely.
The House of Holland designer's maximalist ethic is writ joyously large over this room; one of the hotel's largest, and updated to feature curated pieces from Holland's latest collaboration with Habitat.
You might think that a room full of Holland would be overkill, but those big dynamic splashes have been balanced out by calm, polished lighting, and limiting his gorgeous floral wallpaper to one wall, set in a fabulous one-two with a gigantic, backlit golden mirror. Together, they're the room's highlight, but rather guttingly that wallpaper is a bespoke creation from one of Holland's prints, so no chance of us lifting that look and plonking it on our walls at home!
If you do find a spare £500 lying behind the sofa, you might like to replace it altogether with the Misty chair, or stool, both vibrant velvety pink with smart blue trim. Or you might like to go for the cushions – usually the first thing to get thrown off the bed, but in the case of the Check Me Out cushion, a cheery blast of style that stayed for the duration.
The only bum note was the Boho bedding, which looks absolutely gorgeous, but lacks the luxurious crispness you want in hotel linens. But by the time we'd had dinner at the Chicken Shop outpost on the lower ground floor, and played around with the room's remarkably flexible TV, we were too sleepy to mind.
The Henry Holland X Habitat room is available throughout March at £199 per night – but you'd better move fast as there aren't many nights left.