Grit and Glamour: the new look for Unico Hair Salon, Melbourne
As I move into interior design, I am finding less and less time for my blog. While I love what I am doing, I am really missing posting regularly. So with my new found resolution to post more often I thought I’d start by sharing my latest project.
It’s a revamp for of a tiny salon for Unico Hair in Degraves St, a gritty little lane way in Melbourne.
Ok, now here are some before shots.
And here are the after shots.
The most transformative change involved covering the walls with an exquisite wallpaper from Merci Paris, a concept store in the Marais. Entitled “Brooklyn Tin Tiles”, the paper features a realistic photographic image of a pressed metal tile that has been aged with peeling paint, rust spots and cracks.
The next step was designing the all important lighting concept. I teamed up with Volker Haug, a leading Melbourne- based lighting designer, who creates industrial/glam lights. We eliminated basin boredom by installing one of Haug’s lights, Famous Five, made up of spectacular Edison Spherical bulbs. In the shop window we installed one of Haug’s Mega WOW lights in green.
Everything else was painted black, from cabinetry to counters, wooden floors and splash back tiles so the wallpaper and the lime green products really stand out.
Photos: Derek Swalwell