Spas vary greatly in design, but the universal appeal is the sense of privacy and peace that they provide. The feeling of deserved self-indulgence that they foster is another reason for their popularity. Now you can achieve that same aesthetic in your own home. Basically, the spa experience involves only four things, all of them sensory pleasures:
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Your master bath retreat should definitely have a lock and a way to dim bright lights or filter sunlight. Plan for music if you like, but don’t let a television intrude! Finally, either relegate “workday” grooming aids to drawers or cabinets or “hide” them in beautiful glass or metal containers on the vanity counter. Group an array of candles on a metal tray.
You can instill a spa-like feeling just as easily in a small bath as in a large one. Zen-like calm is established by eliminating clutter, focusing on function, and embracing beautiful materials. Smooth surfaces, simple lines, scrupulous cleanliness, and gentle color schemes are the hallmarks of the “Eastern” ethic.
Choose smooth marble over textured tile; opt for simple chrome faucets rather than curvy black iron; and select sea grass or bamboo mats rather than chenille rugs. Gleaming brass or hammered copper hint of Middle Eastern opulence; and smooth stones, live plants and impressionist art can bring the outdoors in.
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