Sir Edwin Lutyens enjoyed working with bold colors. So does Martin Brudnizki, who recently completed the Coral Room (and nearby lounge) inside a Lutyens-designed building that now houses the Bloomsbury Hotel. “He probably would have gone with a black,” says Brudnizki, “but this coral is such a great color, and everyone looks good in it.” The landmark Neo-Georgian structure was built in 1932 as a YWCA. “You couldn’t touch anything,” says Brudnizki. “All you could do is paint.” He also points out that things need to reinvent themselves. What was once a women’s refuge serves a very different purpose now. “People walk in and think, ‘I’m going to have fun here.’ ”