Austin-Smith:Lord’s design has retained the character of the space by maintaining the open nature of the room’s former function as a ‘magnificent saloon,’ whilst maintaining a modern interior with central styling stations and housing of all back-of-house facilities behind an internal wall within the former corridor space. Large format ceramic floor tiles were chosen and the colour of the walls, columns and woodwork are deliberately muted to emphasize the size of the space and to frame the individual pieces of furniture.
The furniture has been designed to appear as stand-alone tailored pieces; simple and elegant in form with hard-wearing, decorative finishes adding to the richness of the space. From an external perspective, the salon is characterised by several large arched windows, which were reinstated as part of the works for this project. The views of the salon afforded through these windows are the main draw announcing the salon’s presence to the street.