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The Great Wall

Things are wrapping up out at AFH Salon in the Madison Valley. I went by last Friday to see the space in action…and, get my hair done. This project definitely has its perks (thanks, Annie)! The biggest ‘move’ in the salon design was introducing a long partition wall that separates the dressing rooms and owner’s office from the main salon. Even though the space was already long and skinny, the partition wall allowed us to zone the spaces better by use and left us with very little unused space. Behind the wall are the private spaces and in front of the wall are public salon spaces. We wanted this wall to be a feature and to act as a large-scale piece of art, so we opted to cover it with beautiful white and silver wallpaper, adding the perfect amount of ‘glam’ every salon needs. To contrast the wallpaper, we used reclaimed doors from Earthwise Architectural Salvage, painted them, and mounted them on barn door hardware. I love the feminine, modern look that the wallpaper gives the salon.


It is polished, but not precious. In small projects such as this, I think it’s important to make one big move and let it influence the rest of your decisions such as color, texture, style, etc. The rest of the salon design was strongly influenced by the design of this wall. A simple color pallet of white, gray and silver is found throughout the salon as well as the juxtaposition of modern and traditional details. More about that in future posts…


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