It’s All in the Polish

Two of René Dekker’s signature features when it comes to creating a high end interior finish for his luxury design schemes, are polished plaster and bas reliefs. These inspired techniques create a stunning finish as well as a beautiful and unique focal point.

The former, polished plaster, is usually used on walls and ceilings because it gives a finish similar to that of travertine, polished marble or even limestone. Its main ingredients are marble dust, slaked lime, and marble chips. When applied in multiple thin layers and polished, these combined components give the surface a distinctive subtle and glamorous sheen that boasts an almost three-dimensional quality.

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M Victoria – Deliciously Simple

Martin Williams, CEO and founder of the M Restaurant group fell in love with the style and design of venues such as Mezzo, Quaglino’s and The Ritz. Wanting to recreate the experience and theatricality of these restaurants, he enlisted high-end interior designer René Dekker, who is known for his attention to detail and focus on perfection, for his own venues. 

Having been commissioned to carry out the restaurant interior design of the hugely successful first M restaurant in Threadneedle Street, René was asked to put his skills to work on M Victoria Street, which opened in 2015. 

This venue boasts a Wine Store on the ground level with a wine tasting mezzanine; and downstairs, are the restaurants M Grill (serving steaks and sustainable seafood), and M Raw, a vegetarian and gluten-free experience. In addition, there is also a cocktail bar, private dining and a private members’ bar.

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