SOTY 2014: Keter Salon

By Stacey Soble | 05/23/2014 11:03:00 PM


Keter Salon
Berkeley, California
Diana Gordon
Established: September 19, 2013
Salon style: Modern, Industrial
Square footage: 1,350
Stations: 8
Equipment: Kaemark, Collins
Furniture: Verdon Architect, DC Metals, West Elm,
Total design investment:  $252,000
Retail: Kerastase, Shu Umera, Bumble & Bumble
Color line: L’Oreal
Design by: Jack Verdon/ Verdon Architects; Michael Redman/ Cosmoprof; Cabinet Solutions; Diana Copper-Smith/DC metals
Architects:  Jack Verdon AIA/ Verdon Architects
Photography: David Allen Photography

Owner’s Comment:

“The rust pantina steel panels in the reception area, on the stations and in the wash area were created by local female ironworker Diana Cooper-Smith, who has also worked on the Golden Gate Bridge and with artist Richard Serra. We love that it brings an element of Earth into the space.”

Judges’ Comments:

“Very warm, but chic lofty feeling—love the earth tone patina metal panels.”—Grissler

“The unique spiral staircase and lime green lamps are just two of the geatures that give this salon a look all its own and complement the exposed duct work for a look that is industrial, but friendly.”—Hillenmeyer

“The owner’s pride for the Bay area shows through the design, by incorporating both the color of the Golden Gate bridge and the work of an artist who worked on it.”—Martin







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