The Athenaeum, London

We were lucky enough to be invited to The Athenaeum to see their new refurb. We've worked with the hotel for many years now on their Christmas decorations, so it was lovely to see the hotel midsummer. And wow what a change!

The lobby has been transformed into a modern, Art Deco lounge with part of their new restaurant spilling into the space. The open plan design has a wonderfully eclectic range of yellow, blue and orange seating placed around petrol dining and side tables. Lush green foliage and modern, edgy artworks break through the colour palette. From above we both agreed that the layout resembled a Miro painting.

We exited the Lobby through a large brass Art Deco door which led through to the sumptuous new bar. Keeping the golden yellow tones, this room was injected with bold black velvet and deep olive green suede walls. the rich interior was balanced beautifully with the tropical greens coming from the hotel's living wall, which can be seen through the floor to ceiling windows.

Natural materials accent the room - a black marble bar and stone table tops. The bar features a beautiful spirits display and delicate glassware that glints in the low lit room. At the far end of the room a projected, repeated montage of damsels in distress from iconic movies over the years plays. So cool.

After our tour we sampled the delights of the new Michelin starred restaurant which the famous Galvin Brothers oversee. A gorgeous restaurant itself - the scheme is focused around natural honey coloured wood and white marble. The food was fantastic! Beautiful flavours and eye catching colour combinations. 

All in all it was a fabulous visit and we look forward to working with The Athenaeum in the future. 

Saskia Frost