Ahmedabad based Amogh Designs channels a chic ambience for this salon

MAR 17, 2020 | By Vedika Nair

Designed by architect Pankti Shah of Amogh Designs is Salon Kalista—a quirky, 620 sq ft salon located in Ahmedabad’s Thaltej locality. Shah took cues from a elegant French street cafe, with subtle colours, plenty of natural light and a glaze French door, to manicure this space. As we enter through the Prussian blue arched French door, we’re greeted with blush pink tones, that allude to a happy and relaxing atmosphere on the inside. A wallpaper with an enthralling mix of floral motifs in ivory, white and baby pink shades give us a warm welcome. The potent use of blush hues is balanced by the Prussian blue arches and the moulded vertical strokes against the light coloured walls of the salon. A circular rustic brass unit is placed next to the reception area that not only acts as a display but also unifies the shades and textures of the space. Predominant use of furniture pieces in rustic brass finish contrasts the chess checkered flooring. A vast illusion of the space is created with the slim brass lined tablet mirrors. The cosy nail bar sits on the right side while highlighting the blends of colours on the walls with a sleek nail bar. The mani-pedi area on the left is designed with a step up while the walls are used to articulate shelves with an arch mirror in the centre. The exposed ceiling is decorated with black cylinders, that illuminate the space, while a bespoke jewel shaped lighting fixture above the reception adds to the composition. “The challenging yet fascinating part of designing was that the footprint of the space was less, however the transitions and functionality of each corner was very well defined and executed. The concept of Amogh designs behind this project was to create a space, which was bold but elegant, conventional yet one of its kind. Once you step inside, the space speaks for itself.” concludes Shah.