Leading Salon of the World – Barbara Daley Northwestern Halls
The Barbara Daley Northwestern Halls Salon, for which Austin-Smith:Lord undertook extensive interior and architectural design, has been recognised by the prestigious Leading Salons of the World guide.
The scheme, which was undertaken in 2008, relocated the Salon to a ground floor unit of the Grade II Listed Northwestern Hall in Liverpool. The project aimed to transform the Salon into a dramatic space, to generate interest and increase customer sales through the ‘wow’ factor. This was achieved by reinstating a variety of original features and purposefully withholding others. The character of the space was retained by maintaining the room’s appearance as a ‘magnificent saloon’ with central styling salons and housing all back of house facilities behind an internal wall within the former corridor.
Though primarily a retail project, the work on the Salon required an active working knowledge of Conservation and Architecture, as well as Interior Design.
Congratulations to Barbara and her team on their fantastic achievement!