Somerset House, the grand arts center, has just opened Spring, the first solo venture of Aussie chef Skye Gyngell - the author of three cookbooks and a former Vogue food editor. Her new 120-seat restaurant is in Somerset House's new wing, an elegant 19th century drawing room, which is has been refurbished to its former glory by interior designer Briony Fitzgerald.
The fresh and inviting space which benefits from the original full-height, round-top windows, oozes a certain sense of casual elegance. Pink is the dominate accent colour, paired beautifully with a palette of white and light neutrals including the service counter's white book matched marble, which is balanced by a pair of Atollo brass table lamps. An enclosed atrium by landscape designer Jinny Blom sits at the center of the restaurant, with black olive trees among the plantings - You are sure to leave with a spring in your step!
Images via Spring.