For the past four years, in conjunction with Chelsea Flower Show, London’s dreamiest restaurant and bar gets a floral makeover. Seven different rooms, seven different florists, seven different moods. I had the pleasure to attend their Press Event and got a peek before they opened their doors to the public.
This year’s installations brought together some of the top florists with a cast of creative collaborators working with craft materials to create something magical.
The Façade by Rebel Rebel
The Entrance featured bold and beautiful floral framework featuring Leonardo Da Vinci’s most well known works, marking the 500th anniversary of his death. It’s an impressive entrance indeed.
Entrance Hall by Figa @ Co and Timorous Beasties
The entrance has been turned into a daydream garden using Figa & Co’s fantasy murals and drawings inspired by 18thcentury neo-romantic trompe l’oeil frescos and Timorous Beasties’ signature floral displays. You really want to sit and daydream here all day long.
Reception Area by JamJar Flowers
A homage to William Morris and Arts and Crafts movement, the reception area has been taken over by stained glass windows made entirely from pressed flowers and foliage. They are so dreamy and pretty that I wish this stayed here permanently.
The Champagne Salon by Thierry Boutemy
The Belgian flower artist, Thhierry Boutemy has transformed the enchanted evergreen Glade into a surrealist suspended garden. The dramatic effect is absolutely divine.
The East Bar & Pods by Carly Rogers Flowers
One of the most pictured Instagram famous bathrooms has been transformed into a magical garden by Carly Rogers Flowers. Insley & Nash have created a “sky” to sit on top of the garden, a two-piece jigsaw of fabric printed with a scene of a day and night sky. There are so many little details to focus here.
Lecture Room & Library by Ricky Paul Flowers and Tino Seubert
Believe it or not, but an air balloon decorated with flowers, features and fabric sits right in the middle of this room. Voyage Voyage is the name of this installation and you can imagine flying away into a fairyland. Take me away….