Decoration of a children’s bedroom inspired by the Bemelman’s Bar in The Carlyle Hotel in New York.

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Ludwig Bemelmans was a 20th century Austrian-American illustrator best known for the Madeleine books. His playful decoration with its touch of irony appeals to both adults and children alike.

Painted in the 1940s , the bar has become an icon of New York life. We adopted Bemelman’s loose illustrative style, with some of Tess’s own whimsical additions - we hope he’d approve!

Interior Design by Soho House Design, Photography by Tess Newall

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