Spa Design Tips from The Experts

Create Texture: Use wall hangings, pillows, rugs and uniqe bed coverings to creat texture and contrast in your spa. Locally made textiles embody a return to folkloric ideals and handmade crafts. Balance a combination of elements, such as reclaimed woods and other recyclables, textured glass, and metals such as copper and bronze.

Bring the Outdoors In: Create a sense of the outdoors indoors by using with waterfalls, bamboo, and stone. Natural elements such as calming waters and meditative gardens intrigue spa visitors as they experience the environment along with their treatments.

Don't Forget Dramatic Doors: Pay attention to doors and entryways: they signify a "crossing-over" to a place where people can leave their everyday lives behind. "People are focusing on the client transition from the street to the spa interior," says Clodagh. Water features, plants, and specialized lighting can liven up a plain looking door.

Choose Colors that Stimulate the Senses: "Flat color is out, and color with depth and character is in," says well-known spa architect Robert Henry. "Our design philosophy is to create environments that engage the senses. Splashes of color enliven our spirits; luxurious textures engage our touch; aromas tantalize our sense of smell. All aspects of design contribute to the overall experience and ultimately the success of a spa."

 

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