The Cocktail Club Unveils Newly Styled Interior by Monika Charchula, Winner of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

Monika Charchula, who won series four of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr, has unveiled the prize-winning interior of The Cocktail Club’s bar in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. 

Following hot on the heels from world renowned interior designer Matthew Williamson, who oversaw the interior design for The Cocktail Club in Birmingham, Monika, a furniture artist from Nottingham brought her passion for upcycling, nature, and gothic culture to the project. 

She developed its theme of ‘Cabinet of curiosity’, to evoke a sense of mystery using rich, dark enticing tones, highly decorated and detailed wall coverings, and accessories. Her influence, belief and connection with nature is evident in her design, featuring animals throughout - a stunning peacock in the grand entrance, beautiful birds, snakes, and the fantastic fox seemingly looking after the whole bar. 

Monika has created zones within her design, including 'Snake Corner' which features a heavily patterned wallcovering, mirrors interwoven with small snakes to add detail, and snake lamps amongst a black and gold colour scheme using copper gold leaf.

Monika collaborated with the series finalist Tom Power in the final as well as with The Cocktail Club "he has a good energy and gave me the calmness I needed.  He is also incredibly talented at upholstery’’ and she has enlisted Tom’s help again with the upholstery design details for this bar project.

Dawn Donohoe, Managing Director of The Cocktail Club, says of working with Monica:

It has been so exciting to work with such a talented interior designer with fresh ideas and a strong sense to style that worked so well.  The bar now has its own story to tell, and visitors can now come and sample a great line up of cocktails but also experience the newly designed and styled space.”

With a new look to partner their impressive cocktail menu and incomparable vibe, this may just be a real nightlife highlight of London's West End.


The Cocktail Club will be revealing Monika’s transformation of the bar on 25th May, at 224a Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EB.


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