It's likely the freezing weather here in Texas, but I am dying for a spa day.
Not a massage (because they creep me out) but a facial, mani/pedi/steam, etc.
It got me thinking about the good, bad, and often the ugly of spa decor.
If I were hired to decorate a spa, I would be intent on making it three things
Chic, Relaxing, and Inviting.
For me, this translates to calming colors: Grey, Cream, and Beige.
To add a little contrast, I would throw in dark hardwood floor, a dark cherry-wood greeting counter and a few touches of dark wood furniture.
Inspiration for the perfect spa space:
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After having dark hardwoods and a cherrywood counter installed, my next order of business would be some FABULOUS wallpaper.
I think a white/cream wallpaper would be just the ticket.
I am SWOONing over this white trellis from Schumacher
It's hard to see it in it's full glory in this photo, but take a gander at it in the room below.
It would be a perfect contrast with the dark floors
Because I have extreme design ADD and always need other options,
here are two other choices from Schumacher
Next Step: Two white couches facing each other in the "waiting area"
World Market for the spa on a budget
Or a slightly higher end tufted version from Home Decorators
I'm also partial to this one from Wisteria
A coffee table between the couches could go a few different ways.
Industrial from Home Decorators
A dark wood version, also from Home Decorators
The distressed wood/iron version from Restoration Hardware
Or even a cream tufted one with nailheads
If we went super modern, we could use this one from CB2
To add a little grandeur to the waiting area, I would add a pretty french chair
I love either of these options from Wisteria
A spa needs shelves to hold their fabulous beauty products, So I would add a few french Industrial versions
Behind the cherrywood counter (which would be topped with grey carrera marble) I would add a large mercury glass mirror
It would add a pretty french flair
Love this one at ABC Kitchen in NYC
Over the counter I would add a few pendant lights like these from Mothology
Or this one.
or these gorgeous fixtures from Horchow
The waiting area would need a gorgeous light fixture as well.
For a modern edge you could add this cream drum pendant light
Or this gorgeous crystal chandelier
Or this playful capiz pendant
To flank one of the couches, I would add one of these lamps on each side table
For Side tables....
We could go Industrial
I love this white cowhide rug for the seating area
But classic seagrass always fits nicely.
Add a few black and white photos, yummy smelling candles, and a stack of coffee table books....
And you're in business.
Doesn't a spa day sound just LOVELY?