Pergola Paddington


The iconic interior of this famous restaurant close to Paddington Station in London needed a look that was truly dusted in magic for their ‘Deck The Halls’ experience. Pergola was to become a winter dining sensation, which would light up the darker evenings and give guests a place to escape from the cold. The premises needed to be unique and memorable enough to stand out from the multitude of Christmas decor across London.




Each element of the restaurant pillars, ceiling, archways and outdoor spaces were brought into a consistent theme which evolved through the premises. A high level of detail throughout the design developed realism into the theme and provided a high-end finish. The ceiling structure was interwoven with evergreen foliage, Christmas trinkets and soft red draping. The mix of textures and colours developed the cosy atmosphere of an alpine getaway with a festive setting, given sheer radiance with integrated lights, silver stars, golden light boxes, snowflakes, silver bells, red berries. Playing cards, postcards to Santa and ornaments were also suspended from the canopy, to give a unique character to the display. A life-size Santa’s sleigh offered an ideal opportunity for visitor photos, as they gathered in and next to the sleigh, and escorted by dashing golden reindeer with a metallic finish. A ‘Deck The Halls’ signage board was constructed as a backdrop to the sleigh and illuminated with fairy lights, letting the brand name feature in every visitor shot. Framed by larger-than-life candy canes and evergreen trees, it created a truly enchanted area.



Diners could relax in and enjoy a truly festive atmosphere, which had all the magic of a true winter wonderland. The decor blended perfectly with the music and entertainment provided by Pergola, to bring to life the ‘Deck The Halls’ trademark. Visitors took frosted snaps within the iconic photo opportunities of Santa’s sleigh, the Nutcracker Suite and under glittering Christmas foliage, promoting the Pergola brand name across social media.

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