Interior architect Amanda Pratt is adding a dose of contemporary design to Beacon Hill with the unveiling of multifaceted space Salon, slated to fully open its doors at the end of October. Setting up shop in an area previously left untapped by the design community, Pratt chose the neighborhood and the turn-of-the-century building at 126 Charles St. for its history. “I love to reimagine spaces,” says Pratt, who moved to Boston in 2016. “Restoration and preservation is an important dictate of my work.”
MODEL BEHAVIOR: The Beacon Hill showroom will show off dozens of designers and brands.
Equal parts showroom, garden cafe and gallery space, Salon will place an emphasis on celebrating female-focused projects while hosting discussions and exhibitions—including inaugural show Lawless, which features architecturally inspired furnishings by Aratani • Fay and is on view now through Nov. 17. After indulging in coffee and snacks, peruse items such as embroidered linen goods from Coral and Tusk, handmade tableware from Source and Tradition and modern tables by Debra Folz, in addition to items that can only be found in the U.S. at Salon. “Boston has an active design community and is filled with people who appreciate art and design, and yet there is nothing really like Salon,” Pratt says. “I am so proud to have assembled this incredible group of designers who, through creativity and innovative use of materials and technology, create truly original content.”
UPDATE: Salon opened Nov. 29, 2018.