Found and Fine: A Curated Stay At 8 Holland Street Townhouse, Bath

This just in: 8 Holland Street Townhouse, the latest “interiors playground” to be dreamt up and kitted out by Tobias Vernon, founder of the London gallery and design store of the same name. The three-bedroom guesthouse is situated just moments from the city’s Royal Crescent in a four-story Georgian townhouse on Brock Street, and it’s a masterclass in the creation of vintage vignettes.

Collectively, the rooms here—which are filled with an ever-evolving collection of art, decorative objects, ceramics, textiles, and furniture—feel much more like an enviable home than a hotel. This is largely thanks to Tobias’s eclectic gathering of styles, eras, and price points, what he calls “found and fine pieces”. It’s an inimitable style he has honed since his student days in Cambridge, when he would adorn his student digs with artwork borrowed from the Kettle’s Yard collection.

Let’s take a look around:

the bath outpost of the 8 holland street gallery opened in 2021. the townhou 14
Above: The Bath outpost of the 8 Holland Street gallery opened in 2021. The townhouse—which is accessed via a separate door—is the most recent addition. Photograph by  James McDonald.

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Above: The colorful entrance to 8 Holland Street Townhouse, featuring a Vivai del Sud wavy-legged console table  from the 1970s, Richard Smith mixed media artworks, a Verner Panton ‘Flowerpot’ table lamp and matching ceiling pendant, and a Christopher Farr rug. The stairs are painted in Blue Gum gloss and the woodwork is done in Muga, both from Paint and Paper Library. The matte walls are painted in Double Boughs and Chrysanthemum by Morris & Co.

on the first floor is a characteristically bold plain english kitchen featuring 16
Above: On the first floor is a characteristically bold Plain English kitchen featuring wall-mounted Vitsoe shelving. The island is painted Nicotine from the Plain English x Rita Konig paint range. Photograph by James McDonald.