How many former banks now house pubs? Well, this one in Warwick is a modern hair salon that’s also boasting a wealth of extras
Lee Nash-Jones and Rob White,
The Heist House
Anyone who’s visited a Nashwhite salon (there are a few in the midlands) knows how founders Lee Nash-Jones and Rob White believe in creating the right environment to bring out the best in its team and its local community. But The Heist House, its new salon space, is more than just a salon.
The name is a nod to its past life as a bank in the ’70s, but today you’ll find hair, coffee, studios, events, yoga, photography and a place to work. Laptops at the ready then…
“We invite our community to drop in and tune out,” explain Lee and Rob. “A members’ house feeling, without the membership, we want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcome, at ease and to leave inspired.
The building and interiors play a key role, from the textured rugs and velvet sofas to the way we’ve opened the space and framed the surrounding views.”
Everything has been stripped back to reveal the original building and to create new areas leading to the roof terrace, garden and beyond.
They reclaimed and salvaged much of the interiors to respect the site’s legacy, the planet and their own budget, including wooden floors and lights from old buildings, restaurants and warehouses, antique tiles from salvage yards, and workbenches from an old industrial carpet warehouse.
The overall vibe is multi-layered and a little bit undone. Much like some of the stunning cuts on offer…