Inspired by the beauty of the original Sir Edwin Lutyens building, The Bloomsbury Hotel sees the redesign of The Coral Room and reception lounge area by MBDS. 

Reminiscent of Lutyens’ architecture and the heritage of the Bloomsbury area, The Coral Room echoes the building's unique heritage and preserves original detailing, all whilst blending together exquisite furniture and muted tones with geometric motifs. Resonating The Bloomsbury's original character, The Coral Room showcases contemporary flare, making it a space perfect for today's modern social crowd.

Photography © James McDonald

The revitalised reception provides a lounge area for hotel guests to relax and unwind in. A colour palette of muted greens and pinks are accented by a mixture of furnishings, artwork and lighting as well as eye-catching heritage-inspired botanical wallpaper. A Lutyens’-inspired fireplace provides a focal point to the lounge area and helps create a warm and comfortable space for travellers to relax in.

Mindful of the building’s listed status, the bar area, known as The Coral Room, has been sensitively redesigned. Having retained the original panelled walls, a high-gloss lacquer finish in striking coral pink has been applied. This encompasses the ceiling too creating a bold canvas on which artwork and antique mirrors have been layered. Five bespoke Murano glass chandeliers frame the central marble bar and lead guests through to a relaxed seating area, made up by a mixture of sofas and armchairs. 36 original art pieces by artist Luke Edward Hall blend with the interior and are inspired by the surrounding Bloomsbury area and the architecture and design of Lutyens. The central bar features a glass and marble top with a high gloss timber front whilst the back area shimmers with antique mirrors and brass detailing.