Essentique BOUTIQUE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
LOCATION: Palo Alto, CA
SIZE: 1200 SQ FT
PHOTOS: MaTThew anello
Take a former tanning salon with many individual rooms and open it up to include a retail space for the client's own natural skin and hair care products, an office, a break room, a lab area, and two washrooms. In addition to the interior architecture, the business needed a full brand to be created including logo, package design and advertising.
FLOOR PLAN / MATERIALS / ORIGINAL DESIGN RENDERING
Knock down all walls except the load bearing wall to create three areas: retail store and storage room; the break room, storage area, ADA washroom and office; and a lab area for creating products onsite and another ADA washroom. The final materials include dark oak flooring, custom walnut fixtures with quartz countertops throughout. The floor in the retail area has a pebble tile detail running around the perimeter of the store with a copper transition between the tile and the oak flooring. Custom-designed living wall feature, woodcut panels, fixtures and shelving, and sink create an airy modern and zen environment. The brand was developed and designed concurrently with the interior architecture.
"What i like about sheila is that she listens to you and then executes all your scattered thoughts, ideas and dreams into one coherent and artistic piece."
– MANDANA NAVI, ESSENTIQUE FOUNDER
Break area, storage area, ADA washroom and office
The office's glass panel door allows daylight to reach the storage hallway and kitchenette/break room area.