Interior designer Karin Bohn creates a dreamy retreat with modern Scandinavian influences for the Canadian brand’s first brick-and-mortar location.
By Lauren Mang
Fresh, light, and refined were a few of the descriptors Raw Canvas Skin Bar
Founder and Principal Artist Amanda Massey had in mind for her brand’s first space, located in Langley, BC. “She wanted it to be feminine, with a nod to Scandinavian modern design and ample room for retail and two treatment rooms,” says Karin Bohn, Founder and Creative Director at Vancouver-based interior design firm House of Bohn.
Working with an 800-square-foot space, Bohn and her team started with a creamy, neutral palette, including white-washed oak flooring and pale walls. To keep the ceiling height high, they left the duct work and electrical exposed and slicked everything in that same creamy wall color. Then came the layers: gold details, such as circular chandeliers from Tech Lighting, oak millwork, and a striking pink marble reception desk. “She wanted pink accents,” Bohn says. “We found this pink marble and the vendor only had two slabs left, which was all we needed. It makes such a statement as you walk in.”
Greenery, including palms and potted plants throughout the space, helps bring the outdoors in and create a relaxed vibe. “We want people coming in to feel relaxed, but also wowed,” Bohn says. “It’s such a tonal design—the floors, the walls, the ceiling, the materials—they’re this creamy tone on tone, and mixed with great lighting, makes it all feel soft and relaxing.”