Project: Mimosa at The Langham

Interior designer Dorothee Delaye, brings the French Riviera to London with her design for Mimosa restaurant at The Langham Hotel

French interior designer Dorothee Delaye, has brought a joie de vivre French Riviera décor to newly opened restaurant, Mimosa at the Langham Hotel, London.

Inspired by travel, fun and sunshine, Dorothee’s interior scheme at Mimosa breathes new life into a historic space and takes us on a journey to the Mediterranean. The scene is set on arrival at the restaurant by a hand-painted wall to ceiling fresco, a whimsical design celebrating the flora and fauna of La Riviera including seaweed, octopus, fish and sea-horses.

The location of the restaurant, in the rotunda room at the Langham Hotel, plays an important part and influence in the design of the space. The rotunda space with its majestic windows and high ceilings creates a grand, but not ostentatious backdrop, for the Rivieria cuisine which is served up on charming ceramic plates decorated with marine motifs.

The bright mahogany of the woodwork and furnishings reference Riva boats. While the bespoke blue ceramic wall lights with coral motifs and 1960’s fans inspired chandeliers sit against warm terracotta walls conjure up the pink facades of this sun-kissed setting. The colour scheme of golden yellow fabrics and pearly shades of blue velvets from the likes of Pierre Frey, Schumacher and Elitis and the custom-made floral pattern rug inspired by the works of Matisse add to this warm setting.

Mimosa restaurant by Dorothee Delaye

“After designing the first Mimosa concept in the Hotel de la Marine, Paris, it’s been truly amazing and quite an ambitious challenge to bring Mimosa to the Langham Hotel” says Dorothee. “It is important to strike the right balance between decoration and operation as light changes throughout the day into the evening, creating the right ambiance in this iconic building. We are currently working on a Mimosa restaurant, Saint Tropez opening in the summer – exciting!”

Mimosa Riviera Cuisine was created in 2021 by Moma Group and launched in the Hotel de la Marine, Place de la Concorde in Paris. Despite its distance from any shoreline, Mimosa aims to take customers on a journey South, setting course for the French Rivera and its ease of living, a table in the sun, celebrating Mediterranean cuisine.

Dorothee Delaye interior designer

From the concept of spaces to the design of furniture, Dorothee’s objective is to give each project a new lease of life with a modern style combined with nods to the past.

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