"Draw inspiration from your favorite resort to create your own spa-like oasis at home.”
By Linda Smith Davis - Published in the Spring 2017 issue of New England Fine Living Magazine.
Heavy plush towels, cotton bathrobes, and waterfall showerheads are just a few of the simple luxuries found in upscale resorts and inns. But when you’re not traveling, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the same simple pleasure of relaxing and unwinding in your own home? Well you can. Draw inspiration from a favorite luxury destination and create your own spa-like oasis.
* Other than the view, a pedestal soaking tub takes center stage and becomes the main attraction of the bathroom.
* A shelf behind the sink creates just the right amount of space for soaps, toiletries, and water glasses.
* Functional pleated curtains allow for privacy when desired.
* A rich-toned area rug gives warmth and personality to this space.
* A clawfoot tub sets the tone for this vintage style bathroom.
* The tiled floor in tones of brown and white, is complemented by oiled bronze lighting fixtures. This creates a cohesive look and balances the space visually.
* White board and batten wainscoting, topped with a soft earthy paint color, creates the perfect backdrop for a vintage style bathroom.
Note that the angled ceiling is treated as a wall when it comes to the paint color. This helps create the illusion of more height and allows the eye to flow easily around the room.
* Wood or faux wood blinds not only offer complete privacy; they also add a touch of design detail.
* To create the illusion of a larger space, lay flooring tiles on the diagonal.
* Instead of a valance, decorative molding above the window creates the perfect finishing touch and adds visual height to the window.
* To make your space feel more like a spa, use complementary colors to create a calming effect.
* Fresh flowers and greens not only look beautiful; they add texture and dimension to rooms with a lot of straight lines and flat surfaces.
* No space for a shower? Use an English-style faucet complete with a handheld shower attachment - also known as telephone style or British style faucet.
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