Charles Leon Associates has refurbished a Grade II-listed Georgian building in London’s Mayfair to create a flagship beauty salon for skincare brand Guinot. Design director Charles Leon says, ‘We had to take away the fakery of the past few decades to restore classical features, then introduce modern elements, such as soft lighting and subtle, natural colours that truly represent the brand.’ The refit includes bespoke crafted marble fittings and furniture, which have been designed by CLA.
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