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Claridges Unveils New Suites Designed by Brian O’Sullivan

Claridges is one of London’s most beautiful and prestigious hotels. This 5-star Mayfair landmark and has been open to guests since 1897. It has housed many British and foreign royals, as well as some of classic Hollywood’s most renowned stars, including Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Now this legendary luxury establishment has announced some new suites, all designed by award-winning and next generation interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio. The two new ‘Mayfair’ suites have been styled with the hotel’s beautiful Art Deco and Victorian features incorporated and celebrated.


The Art Deco ‘Mayfair’ suite is a contemporary homage to the Claridge’s Art Deco era and has a soft glamour and elegance to it. The original scalloped fireplace, in pink marble and glass, remains in place and in-fact inspired the look of the entire suite. It’s scallop curves continue throughout – from the curvature of a beautiful hand painted screen to the coral mohair chairs. The soft colour palette consists of pinks, corals, pastel green and neutrals.

The furniture in the Art Deco suite is a mixture of locally-sourced antiques and Bryan O’Sullivan Studio bespoke pieces which give an overarching contemporary Art Deco update.  Some of the hero pieces include an exquisite bur oak mini bar inspired by the lives of the Bright Young Things of the 1920s, and an expansive Art Deco bur oak headboard. The statement pendant light in the sitting room of the suite is a 1950s Murano glass piece sourced at an Italian auction.

The suite features a luxurious marble bathroom and an Italian marble vanity area.  The vanity mirror is flanked with light bulbs evoking silver screen glamour, that many of the hotel’s classic Hollywood guests would have been used to.

The Victorian ‘Mayfair’ suite is also styled impeccably. This suite is inspired by Claridge’s Victorian architectural features and is pared back and classical.  It has a light aesthetic, with a lot of natural light flooding the space.

Bryan O’Sullivan used a range of furniture pieces, fusing different eras, from the 1940s up to the contemporary. The focal point of the suite is the original Victorian fireplace, which now has two glorious by 1950s-inspired bespoke wall lights at each side of it. Other statement pieces in the suite include a marble-topped dining table and an expansive curved sofa in chestnut mohair. Notably, there’s also a beautiful curved mini bar in walnut wood with floral marquetry inlay, as well as a much-coveted shearling Finn Jhul ‘Pelican’ chair which resides in the bedroom.

Unique Osca Ono wooden floors run throughout the living areas of the suite, whilst a marble floor covers the lobby area and the bathroom. The beautiful marble is embedded with the signature Claridge’s ‘C’ logo. The bathroom also features cornflower blue marble accents and a vast curved bath, flanked by matching sinks.

The real talking point of the suite, however, is the Powder Room, accessed from the lobby area. A Fontana Arte mid-century mirror is the focal point. The feel is dark and moody, with beautiful marble in greys, purples, and greens.

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Laura Pearson