The Nail Bar and Spa at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in St. Louis Park is a new design by CNH Architects for Tom Tran.
Tran said he wanted to bring on a designer to come up with an interior space that was classical, clean and luxurious, but also warm and inviting.
In collaboration with him, CNH unified historic architectural elements from several cultures (such as columns, arches, and portals) from around the world, adorning the space with gold metallic fixtures and accents.
Tran requested several fireplaces for the space to foster a warm and relaxing, but dynamic spa atmosphere, since the clientele spends a significant amount of time being stationary. The central fireplace becomes the focal point for the open pedicure space, which can host special events for wedding parties, birthdays, and other special occasions. Tran hopes to open the St. Louis Park site this summer.