NAC restaurant's 1940s Hollywood makeover

If, like us, you pick your restaurants based on dinner AND decor, you'll be pleased to hear there's a new dining space in London that is a feast for the eyes.

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TheNorth Audley Cantine (NAC) in Mayfair has had a 1940's Hollywood styleoverhaul. So we're talking pastel pink walls, velvet banquette seating and Art Deco style brassware of dreams.

(Image credit: Andrew Meredith)

The makeover is thanks todesign duo Tyeth Gundry and Christian Ducker of London-basedGundry + Ducker. The brief? To transform the quaint but dark basement bar Chez Chow, named after Teddy the Chow Chow – the pet of one of the owners – into a glamorous oasis.

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It needed to be a decidedly different look from theground-floor main restaurant which has a clean, pared-down interior with white-washed brickwork, stark light fixtures and leather seating. The result? Pastel pink walls, white marble table tops, azure flooring, emerald velvet banquette seating separated by see-through partitions, bespoke brass lighting and a streamlined zinc bar.

(Image credit: Andrew Meredith)

The brass mirrors help to make the space appear larger, while the lighting – also designed byChristian and Tyeth – helps lift the once-moody space.

We're sold – see you at the bar.

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.