Drum roll please…colour expert Pantone has named its Colour of the Year 2019 – Pantone 16-1546, also known as ‘Living Coral’. And it’s a tone that’s set to make big waves across the design industry in the coming months. While we’re yet to see any of our developers embrace the shade of the moment (it’s early days, after all), to celebrate, we’ve picked our favourite coral-bedecked corner of the capital…
The Coral Room is a 1920s, Art Deco-inspired salon bar in the heart of The Bloomsbury Hotel – the creation of sought-after Swedish interiors guru, Martin Brudnizki. All glittering chandeliers, gilted gold and waiters in dickie bows, it’s got a refined, timeless elegance usually associated with another era.
Where to find it…
The Bloombury Hotel is tucked away on Great Russell Street, right around the corner from Tottenham Court Road tube (Central and Northern lines) in London’s glittering West End.
When to go…
Weekdays are a mixed bag of business lunches and those taking afternoon tea, with evenings given over to theatre-goers grabbing a quick bite and city workers sipping on after-work cocktails. Weekends, meanwhile, welcome glamorous brunch crowds, and live music’s occasionally on the cards come nightfall.
What’s on the menu…
Choices aren’t exhaustive and they’ve been carefully selected. Light bites are inventive and just the right size (we’d recommend the manchego cheese and truffle honey on toasted sourdough) and the lunchtime sandwiches are fluffy and delicious. Sweet tooth? The dessert menu ticks off indulgent treats like meringue and chocolate eclairs.
The cocktail list deserves special mention. All the classics are present and correct, as well as beguiling combinations with names like ‘Bonita in the City’ and ‘Midtown Swizzle’. And if you’re in the final throes of Dry January, there’s a fantastic selection of alcohol-free tipples. Salut!
Inject some coral into your home a la Martin Brudnizki with these designer-looking high street buys from wayfair.co.uk…
From left to right:
Perfect Julia Armchair, £539.99
Dash & Albert Europe Herringbone Handmade Area Rug, £84.99
Spira Dot Plaid Throw, £69.99
Symple Stuff Natural Wooden Inset Picture Frame, £16.99
The Pillow Collection Cushion Cover, £38.99
East Urban Home Metal Pretty Flamingo Wall Decor, £46.99