Locally-owned Sanctuary SalonSpa has built a trending – and expanding – brand in the Twin Cites. They’re known for offering a luxurious place to relax and decompress. When we got the call to help with their new location, we were thrilled!
Opening a new spot in a long, skinny building, the new Sanctuary SalonSpa occupies the main floor and the basement of a historical building in downtown Excelsior. Originally built in 1895, this space has two main points of entry, creating a few initial challenges, as we needed to make both doors feel like true reception spots.
Additionally, converting the basement of a historic building with low ceiling heights and rooms at different floor heights presented some unique bones to work with.
To start, we exposed the gorgeous stone walls from the original structure. While they’re original to the building, they offer a warm, inviting look and feel to the spa. Adding in thick carpet in warm tones downstairs, beautiful hardwood floors upstairs, and lots of modern lighting fixtures throughout brought the space to a more luxurious feel.
The upstairs space included the build out of a retail area and five traditional salon stations – you can see from the pictures that these stations are bright, modern and comfortable.
Our favorite part? We love the unique light fixtures found throughout this entire project. They compliment the modern feel of the upstairs, and give the foundation of the building downstairs a balanced feel!