John Barrett Salon

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design / Retails / Shops
  • Company/Firm
    Ronnette Riley Architect
  • Lead Designer
    Yumi Moriwaki, AIA, LEED AP
  • Design Team
    Ronnette Riley, Andres Lizarraga, Rachel Schad
  • Architect
    Ronnette Riley Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Ronnette Riley Architect
  • Const. Company
    The Sweet Construction Group
  • Location
    New York, NY
  • Project Date
    April 2019

The client wanted a homey atmosphere, so reception is designed as a living room with floor lamps, area rug and vintage modern furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto East 57th Street and Four Seasons Hotel. Skin-care, beauty products, art books and jewelry are on offer. The client’s personal artwork is displayed along with rotating art exhibits.

The client re-imagined his new salon as a modern gathering space that could host events as well as patrons. The open layout table arrangements and custom bookshelves with an eclectic book collection are inspired by refectory & reading tables and create a new temple to self-edification in a reading room of sorts.

The main salon is ringed with red terrazzo floors inset with wide-plank oak. Squiggly LED light fixtures, decorative bubble lamps and track lighting illuminate the space. An antique hand-blown glass chandelier reigns over the make-up area.

The colorists are arranged by the windows to take advantage of the abundant natural light while styling stations are scattered throughout. Hair-washing is separated by a clear glass wall. A private VIP room and manicure/pedicure room are located off the main salon.