Fabulous Event Florals at Annabel's
Just before the outbreak of Covid 19 Neill was creating extraordinary floral installations at London’s renowned Private Members Club, Annabel’s, in Berkeley Square. Neill shares stunning images of these extravagant designs and the impressive decor of one of the world’s most elegant clubs.
Just before the outbreak of Covid 19 Neill was creating extraordinary floral installations at London’s renowned Private Members Club, Annabel’s, in Berkeley Square. Neill shares stunning images of these extravagant designs and the impressive decor of one of the world’s most legendary clubs.
Creating floral designs for such an iconic venue as the “new” Annabels at 46 Berkeley Square is beyond exciting and stimulating. Imagination and inspiration can run wild and the extraordinary decor designed by renowned interior designer, Martin Brudnizki, lends itself to the exceptional. Often termed the most elegant club in the world, Annabel’s spreads over four floors in an 18th century, Palladian style, Georgian townhouse which boasts many distinctive period features admirably blended into Brudnizki’s contemporary, luxurious style. As a place to dine or to dance, a visit to Annabel’s is an unforgettable experience of beauty, luxury and impeccable taste in every way.
Since its reopening in 2017 with four fabulous restaurants and seven bars as well as the legendary nightclub, Annabel’s now warmly welcomes guests all day and night, so decorating this venue for any occasion is a special occasion. In February we were asked to create a decor that would be dramatic and eye-catching, to be in place for a month. Owner, Mrs. Caring, suggested a peacock theme, inspired by the many birds depicted in the exquisite Rose Room. Hence, we created two larger than life peacocks for the entrance hall and an additional one to perch on the bar of the Rose Room, created exclusively with fresh and faux flowers and natural plant material.
Amongst its many stunning period features such as elaborate plaster ceilings and Rococo fireplaces, Annabel’s has an impressive cantilevered stone staircase for which we designed an opulent floral decor in the same rich purple, green and teal tones of the peacocks, topped with fluorescent tubular lighting beautifully combining modern with traditional styles.
To continue the peacock theme into the impressive garden terrace, we hung golden bird cages from the trees decorated with living Vanda Orchid plants and their long dangling root systems enhanced again by a sophisticated, fluorescent tubular lighting in hues of blue, green and teal. A truly magical setting.
The two larger than life peacocks at the entrance were works of art… We first created a wire frame into the shape of the bird; the neck and main body were made with Hydrangea florets, the wings with silver sprayed fern, the feet were of intricate wiring and many other painstaking details were undertaken by my talented team. Fresh Vanda Orchids, Wysteria, blue and purple Delphiniums and many other flowers in the same hues were layered to create the fullness and showy elegance of the peacock.
Shortly after installing these designs, International Women’s Day was on the calendar and with it Mrs. Caring’s vision to celebrate the empowerment of women embracing motherhood, professional careers and combating violence against women and children in collaboration with the Kering Foundation. To enhance a weekend of fabulous food by Female Chef, Skye Gyngell, and inspiring events led by a long list of female celebrities, feminine floral arrangements were to further adorn the decor. We created a “flower cart” at the entrance alongside the peacocks from where bouquets of blousy blooms were offered to every guest while florals in a soft pale pink palette embellished The Garden and the Rose Room.
Thank you @MaxLacome for his photos of our peacock installation and @darren_gerrish for his photos of the International Women’s Day decor.