What we do

What about this project led to French influences?

The owner, an accomplished stylist, was trained in France.  He was drawn to combinations of high and low refinement – both rough and polished.  These coexist easily in French design.  Earthy re-claimed brick melds with exuberant stylized patterns, from the over-scale cut-outs on the partitions to the over-blown damask motifs in improbable lime and grey.  Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chairs embody the same high-low tension, and a riotous combination of mis-matched crystal chandeliers against the rough-hewn re-claimed beams lend a steampunk victorian feel.

How did functional requirements of a salon and day-spa shape the design?

The business model is a cooperative of independent stylists. While the overall loft-like atmosphere is open, each technician was given their own space to display product and provide privacy for their clients. The massage & treatment rooms are discretely entered through diaphanous sheers, and a double-sided fireplace separates the shampoo area from the central gathering/presentation island.

Project Brief:

Complete interior design & space-planning for build-out of a full service salon and day spa, offering hair styling, massage, nail and beauty treatments from trained technicians.
features include:

  • multiple cubicles for independent stylists
  • central island presentation / gathering area in concrete and re-claimed wood anchored by a large-scale “opera” chandelier
  • product display & check-in area featuring custom powder-coated steel and diamond-tufted banquette seating
  • double-sided fireplace
  • shampoo stations
  • over-scale graphic wall of models from a photo-shoot

Whether the starting point for your project is a new build, a kitchen/bath re-model, a renovation or restoration with historic considerations – even an up-date with finishes and furnishings – we will get to know your life-style & goals to tailor a solution that expresses your personal style & supports a life well-lived.