Interiors Inspiration: The Curious Comb
‘Moving to a larger premises was a great excuse to update the salon interiors and create a new, innovative look. The original interiors were heavily influenced by the 1940’s era and had a lot of dark wood, velvet and ornate detailing. Stepping into the old salon felt abit like stepping into your Grandma’s living room; full of oddities and nick nacks that had been accumulated over the years in a haphazard, bric-a-brac style. The new premises was in a busier location within a modern apartment complex and a bustling community centre, so our interior needed to reflect this. I still wanted to maintain the best bits of the original design – the vintage, quirky feel and homely atmosphere, but to inject an updated mood to the salon decor.
It was important to maintain the feeling of intimacy and comfort in our space, but on a larger scale. Our brand ethos is that we are always striving to be a little different from the norm, we want our clients to feel like visitors in our home and didn’t want to alienate our clients with a decor that was radically different or a space that felt stark and imposing. We champion small, independent businesses and wanted the interiors not to feel too polished or mainstream.’