The reception area of the Hainsworth & Co Salon is filled with soft, Bohemian details such as the gold chair, green hanging plants, and a reminder that looking beautiful on the outside isn't all that matters.
The reception area showcases a hot rolled daybed with burlap mattress. Attached to this bed is a set of bookshelves that house several pieces of Han Dynasty pottery. On the wall above the daybed is a piece of artwork that adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.
The Midcentury Modern design in the reception area makes the space feel lush and elegant. Two over-sized, plush velvet, brown and gold chairs give customers a comfortable place to sit while they wait for their appointments. The pink and white patterned rug ties the space together, while gold accents add glamour to the space.
Upon entering SOMA Design Studio, clients are greeted by antique Chinese doors and a hot rolled daybed and sofa. This sofa is a part of the reception area, and its cushions are covered in burlap, which is consistent with the makeup of a traditional French mattress.
The creative spaces of Pereira & O'Dell extend through two floors and a loft. The first floor contains the reception area and advertisers' individual work stations. The second floor is home to conference rooms, and the loft section of the building houses executive offices.
Designers wanted to create a reception area that feels very connected, but also has clearly defined spaces, so they chose to incorporate elements into their design that would visually separate each one. In the waiting area, built-in bookshelves wrap around the chairs for waiting clients; in the reception space, wood paneling and artwork provides definition. Finally, the main office space is hidden behind a set of pocket doors that can be opened or closed, per the needs of the situation.
The hotel’s owner is an interior designer who meticulously sources each element. The crown-shaped chandeliers suspended in the café, bar and reception areas are custom-made by ADA Lighting in Cape Town.
A custom table by Donald Judd and shelves made from Baltic birch plywood are statement pieces in the reception area of an industrial live-work loft in New York City. The red chairs also were designed by Judd. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
The pedicure booths are just as elegant as the reception area. With large, lush, cream chairs and blush and cream accent pillows, this space fits perfectly with the feminine design of the space. Padded brown and gold stools give technicians a comfortably place to sit, while still fitting the glamorous and elegant design vision of the space.
After Sheila Bridges was done with it, however, the room was anything but bland—she turned the reception area into a welcome room for dogs and their walkers, then dubbed it, “Le Salon Des Chiens.” Wall art celebrates the relationship between humans and canines, while a dog tub and a table covered in treats tops it all off. This mudroom is truly a pet’s paradise.
A New York City industrial loft was redesigned as a live-work space for a photographer. An entry vestibule leads to a reception area for clients. The walk-in closet connects to a bedroom. American white oak planks are used for the flooring, cabinetry and wall paneling in the minimalist space. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
The open concept of the offices of Pereira & O'Dell in New York City, coupled with the abundance of lighting in the space, creates a modern, yet warm and inviting feel. Six glass chandeliers and several sets of track lighting help large windows to illuminate the space, making it warm and comfortable, while the open concept of the floor plan gives the space a laid back feel. The work spaces blend into a sitting area and reception, all with a modern design that highlights the pre-existing elegance of the building itself.