“Belgravia has evolved a lot in the past decade with the Hari London very much leading this movement, being a focal point in the community,” Bernerd says. “We want guests to feel even more at home in this increasingly fascinating part of town.”
The upgrade embraced a philosophy of mindful sustainability by reimagining and reinventing rather than replacing. Wide-planked wood floors, for example, were softly lightened.
Other design details include bespoke rugs set beneath beds adorned in tones of cream and navy or rich chocolate brown. The bed frames are finished in dark ivory leather to complement newly upholstered headboards that are swathed in dark racing green or rich caramel corduroy. The side tables, cantilevered from the headboard, now shine in a mid-toned wood, crowned with a pale, lightly veined marble top. Original mirrors remain hanging above the beds as a symbol of continuity and timelessness.
“The guestrooms have been designed to feel like a cocooning sanctuary, and the new furniture pieces and refreshed palette really invite you in to get comfortable,” Bernerd adds.
Additional enhancements include reupholstered room window seats, now in a honey-caramel velvet. A new ovoid table also takes centerstage, flaunting a black metal base with an onyx top, gently veined in shades of grays and creams. Carefully positioned, the versatile table can be angled toward the sofa or the new mid-toned timber armchair clothed in a soft green felt upholstery. Completing the refresh are new sheer curtains, bathed in a light-neutral color.
Bernerd adds that it was a “pleasure revisiting a much-loved design to bring a fresh feel to the spaces whilst retaining the original character and design DNA that remains as strong as ever.”
The Hari is slated to reveal an updated bar design and further renovations in Q1 2024.