April 16, 2018
Stop What You're Doing! We Need To Talk About The Annabel's Refurb
*SCREAMS* FEAST YOUR EYES on the new Annabel’s! And ain’t it quite the feast – gold panelling, de Gournay wallpaper, pink onyx sinks, gilded ceilings…. a blinking unicorn in the reception hall.
The old Annabel’s closed doors two years ago and has moved down the road to number 46 Berkeley Square. Rather than your usual stuffy members club it looks more like a bonkers aristocratic-euro-jet-set-play-pad and I am not sad about that. In fact, London-based designer Martin Brudnizki who transformed the 18th-century property, has done something deliciously gaudy.
Since it cost a mere £55 million I won’t suggest how to ‘get the look’ (also not sure you’d have space for the Picasso in the hall) so just enjoy the insane maximalist interiors for a moment.
The only thing I am sad about is that I am not ‘currently’ a member.
Above image: The Garden Room, with murals by Gary Myatt and tulip chandeliers and iris wall sconces made by Sogni di Cristallo in Murano, Venice. All photos by Pascal Chevallier for Vogue, April 2018
The ladies’ loo
Gold swan taps and the pink onyx sink
The Picasso in the lobby
Bespoke wallpaper by de Gournay