White Space

New York’s Garren Salon debuts with muted colors and lush materials
Posted November 27, 2007

Celebrity hair stylist Garren has opened another of his signature salons in Manhattan’s historic Sherry Netherland Hotel. Completed by the Sausalito, Calif.-based Barriscale Design Studio, the salon features a sleek and bright white environment with splashes of lime, orange and soft metallics found in the furniture, textiles and materials palette. (The project was originally started when the firm’s principal Christopher Barriscale was with RYA Design Consultancy.)

Floors and counters are clad in custom-fabricated silver travertine stone for a neutral backdrop. Textures, such as hand-waxed plaster, sculptured white lacquered wood and floor-to-ceiling bronze screens, add a layered look.

For the main styling station a focal wall features a crystal curtain created by Italian crystal-maker Vistosi. The curtain is illuminated with indirect lighting, creating the illusion of a larger space. That effect is further enhanced by the room’s large mirrors and frosted glass light columns.

Client: Garren New York Salon, New York -- Garren, owner; Thom Priano

Design/Architect: RYA Design Consultancy, Dallas -- Christopher Barriscale, partner-in-charge

Barriscale Design Studio, Sausalito, Calif. -- Christopher Barriscale, principal-in-charge; Erin Duncan, senior designer; Bob McMillian, project architect

General Contractor: Fountainhead Construction, New York

Outside Design Consultants: Studio 312, San Francisco (lighting); M-E Engineers, New York (MEP engineer)

Fixtures: New York Fixture Co., Long Island City, N.Y.

Flooring: Innovative Stone, New York

Furniture: Knoll, New York; Vladimir Kagan, New York

Lighting: Lightolier, Fall River, Mass.; Translite Sonoma, Sonoma, Calif.; Bartco Lighting, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Upholstery: Knoll, New York; Donghia, San Francisco

Drapery: Donghia, San Francisco

Glass Curtain: Vistosi, Treviso, Italy

Photographer: Michael Moran, New York