Studio Author Reinvents the Spa Experience
With a name like Majesty’s Pleasure, it’s expected that this Toronto spa provides services that pamper and indulge. Thanks to Jayme Million and Alex Simpson of Studio Author, its 2,200-square-foot environment does the same. The firm cofounders’ experience designing hotels and restaurants with “rich, textured narratives” is apparent in their first salon project.
Million and Simpson conceptualized what they call the “dreamland of an It Girl,” expressed in feminine touches—such as dusty-pink decorative fringe and comfy pale-blue upholstered treatment chairs—balanced with elements in sophisticated aubergine and goldenrod. The designers also introduced the unexpected. A statement sink in heavily veined blush marble can transform into a DJ booth for events, a full-service cocktail bar is U-shaped, and neon signage declares that this layered, immersive jewel of a space is, in fact, a reality.