By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/22/2012 10:22:00 AM
WHEN SHIN AN MOVED to Chicago from her hometown in Wisconsin in 1993, she met architect and designer Suhail and was immediately inspired by his passion and creative vision.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/22/2012 10:12:00 AM
WHEN LISA WILLIAMS named her salon, she was inspired by the English tradition of “bespoke” tailoring, a term coined after a group of London tailors who created custom designs for each client.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/21/2012 4:04:00 PM
“We always communicate with our clients through e-mail and social networking sites such as Facebook. Our tagline for this project was, ‘Everyone needs a make-over.’”
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/21/2012 4:00:00 PM
“One of our favorite features is a vintage barn door on a sliding rail that separates the front reception area from the styling area. One of the owners found inspiration for this idea from a door on a beautiful Mexican hotel while on her honeymoon.”
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/21/2012 3:54:00 PM
“The biggest challenge about our space was the long narrow unit. I strived to avoid a bowling alley look, by dividing it into areas separated by walls of mosaic tiles and tumbled stones and using accent lighting to create an open space.”