Earlier this year saw the return of Kettner’s, the iconic Soho restaurant has been been relaunched by Soho House. First opened in 1867 the restaurant has a long intriguing history of feeding and entertaining iconic political and creatives figures. Soho House have used the history of Kettner’s to inspire its new menu as well the refurbished decor and artwork for the restaurant, champagne bar and its 33 bedrooms.
The warm interiors and original grade II listed features of Kettner’s has been retained and updated with the signature Soho House vibe; traditional and cosy with contemporary design features.
We are thrilled to be part of such a historic establishment and it’s a joy to create floral arrangements that work with the beautiful decor each week. We want the flowers to compliment the opulence and glamour of Kettner’s so roses were the obvious choice for both the champagne bar and restaurant, combining dusky, vintage colours such as Quicksand and Lovelace alongside rich velvety varieties like Black Baccara. With the roses we have been using glossy Camellia foliage which adds height and drama to the arrangements so they make a statement as you walk in to the rooms, as spring slowly arrives we will start to incorporate new foliages and elements like the peach blossom used here to reflect the changing seasons.
We have styled the restaurant using a selection of plants and vintage crystal cut glass vases and decanters, the planting needed to compliment the Georgian features whilst adding interest and softening the space behind the banquettes. For this we chose a variety of ferns, variegated ivy and miniature kentia palms that create a botanical feel and will over time develop in the space, trailing and growing around the original listed mirrors and floral plasterwork.