A collaborative project I have recently completed is a luxurious boutique and beauty salon in Green Point. Made in Brasil a new brand that launched in Cape Town on the 18th of July 2013, see the launch photographs here. They specialise in swimwear, lingerie, gym wear and shoes. Apart from the unique apparel and accessories on offer, this high end Brazilian boutique also has a section dedicated to all your beauty treatment needs from hot stone massages, waxes and hair treatments to name but a few. See their price list here.
Our design brief for the interior was simply to bring Brasil to Cape Town. We achieved this by introducing vibrant colours, natural textures and muralled walls.
Below I have put together a series of before, during and after photographs which document the design process. *prepare yourself for a visual overload, editing out which photos to use was tough there were just too many*
Pause Area, View from Reception
Pedicure stations before and after
Manicure stations before
Manicure stations during
Manicure stations after
“The jacaranda seedpods are collected by local residents, then cleaned and painted in our workshop in Mc Gregor, before being strung into exciting chandeliers” – African Queen Studio
These jacaranda seedpod chandeliers are significant in this project due to South America being the origin of this sub tropical tree. This was something that our client related too, it gave her a sense of home.
Passage before and after
Opening up the passage was important to allow natural light to flow throughout the space. The mural of the copacabana palms and balneario beach line is iconic and creates perspective/depth at the end of the passage furthering your view to the horizon.
Hair studio before and after
Massage room before and after
STUNNING BRAZILIAN LANDSCAPES COVER THE MURALLED WALLS AND SET THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE RELAXING BEAUTY TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES. BRIDES ESSENCE MAGAZINE.
Boutique fitting rooms
Made in Brasil, Shop 6A, Sovereign Quay, 34 Somerset Road, Green Point. Tel: + 27 21 418 2767
Now one lucky Melissa Louise Reader stands the chance to win a mini manicure & Pedicure from Made in Brazil!
Step 1: Like the Made in Brasil facebook page
Step 2: Follow Melissa Louise on twitter
Step 3 (for extra entries into the competition): Share this competition picture (supplied below) on your social media tabs Facebook, Twitter, Google + , your own blog etc
Step 4: Tell me where you have shared it in the comments section below this blog post. (Alternatively you can e-mail to tell me where you shared it to email@example.com, Titled, “Made In Brasil Competition”)
Image to share below- (Right click, save. Then add to any one of your social media tabs)
Winner drawn 28 August & announced on the 29th /I will best try to notify winners / Winner has 5 days to claim prize / competition open to South African Residents only.
Before & During photos: All by Melissa Louise
After photographer: Denise McIntyre Photography