Friday, October 22, 2010

Lux Part 1

It has been about a year since we began this project, starting with field measurements, design, construction documents, etc. Lux Studio is owned and operated by our friends Charlie and Claudia and they are fantastic. We love them so much when they approached us about building out their new salon here at StudioPlex we were thrilled! Mark has done work in this area before, with Blue Med Spa but we knew this was going to be very different from that. I am going to do a series of posts that will show you step by step how we got from a loft condo, to a whimsical salon.

Here are the existing conditions. When Charlie & Claudia decided to relocate the salon, Charlie lived in the space for a while. He was a really great neighbor to have, cocktails at 3 in the afternoon, lending me AB Fab DVD's, all sorts of fun things! As we became friends I was really excited to work on the salon and work with Charlie!


This open space will soon become the cutting floor. Challenge #1...lighting.



Soon to be reception and waiting area.



Soon to be Sherry's Box...that's right. Sherry is their white blond firecracker who sits at the front, makes appointments, deals with clients and pretty much rocks the house. We called this space Sherry's box for a while...not the best choice but oh well.

Progress moved along quickly in the beginning, but not quick enough to be honest. Regardless in April we could see our forms and zones starting to take shape.


Sherry's box is starting to take shape!


So is the cutting floor! Here you can start to see Mark's idea for the stylist stations coming together.

One lovely afternoon I walked across the corridor to check on the progress (great perk of a job literally right across the hall, I can check up on them whenever I want!) Framing was complete and it was about time to start painting...then I almost fainted when I saw these pepto pink walls.



Luckily it is just a primer, but I immediatly ran to check our drawings and make sure we didn't specify the wrong color! It was a small heart attack moment for me, but I was assured that there would be no signs of it in the end.

At the end of May things were finally coming together and our early June installation deadline was fast approaching. With the hanging of each fixture and application of each specialty finish we were getting closer and closer and Lux was really taking shape (as was Sherry's box.)






Then finally the day arrived, INSTALLATION DAY!!! The salon was finished, the stylists were ready to move in and their clients were itching to see the new space. It was an all day affair with a little bit of DIY on the part of MWDA...



You will just have to wait for part 2 to see how it turned out!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

looking good, can't wait to see the end result. enjoy your weekend.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Exciting, very exciting.

Yummy Scrumptious said...

It has turned out so lovely, stay tuned!