At Spa Style we’re always looking for new unique items to add to our offerings, and just recently we were lucky enough to be introduced to the inspiring artwork of Barbara Westfall.  Barbara is an artist and curator who specializes in creating works of art that focus on the connection between art, people, and the natural environment.  We feature her Reflections On Water Reliefs, handmade sculptures inspired by water, plants, and sunlight.  To create these unique pieces Barbara layers acrylic paint, hundreds of layered fused glass pendants, and natural willow branches, resulting in luminous, textural, beautiful works of art.

Estuaries #1

Blue Ponds #2

Mangroves #1

To learn more about Barbara’s work and art, visit her webpage http://www.barbarawestfall.com.

The right piece of art captivates, evokes a memory or a thought, can be re-assuring yet haunting and “still” the mind for deeper contemplation.  In the spa, it can transform, promote healing, inspire and connect your guests to the space.

When selecting artwork, consider your space and the mood you want to convey not only for your guests but for yourself and your staff. Artwork is personal so be sure select pieces that you feel strongly about.

A commissioned piece of art that enhances your brand can make a lasting impression.

Size and color are the two major criteria for selecting art to fit its surroundings. For any particular space, art that is too large will overwhelm and art that is too small will be lost and look out of proportion. The bolder the art, the more room it needs to breathe.

Cluster artwork in groups for maximum effect. Don’t be afraid to pair photography with abstract art and various mediums of different shapes and sizes to create a unique and sophisticated focal point.

The right lighting is key for showcasing art at its best. You may find that placing a picture light or track head above a painting is all the art needs to exhibit its brilliance.

Recessed track lighting provides illumination for this serene focal point

Remember, selecting and displaying art for the spa is an art in itself.  Experiment to learn what works and what doesn’t from wall placement and color to texture and style. You’ll be rewarded with interesting wall decor that stands the test of time.

Hello Spa Style readers!  I’m the art director and a designer for SpaStyle spadecor.com, and I’ve put together a selection of  inspiring artwork for your spa interior.  Look for my upcoming  posts with new and fabulous artwork that we’re adding to spadecor.com!


Bamboo by Broussard

A print that features elements of the sea and fresh, green bamboo.  This framed artwork is a substantial piece, measuring 53″ wide and 32″ high.


Aqua Drops by Parker

Framed in a rich espresso frame, and featuring double-matting, this print reflects the image of falling drops of water.  It can be hung vertically or horizontally, and measures 25″ x 49″.

Tranquility Found by Ridgers

A gallery-wrapped print resembling a calm morning at the ocean side.  An abstract that is soft and restful to the eye.  Measures 27″ x 27″.

Ginko Art

Made of wood and framed in a shadowbox style, the ginkgo leaves are painted in soft metallic paint with an espresso frame.  A warm and neutral piece.  Size 24″ x 24″.

I’ll leave you with a little inspiration for your own spa interior – the treatment rooms of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley featuring artwork hung from the ceiling to create dimension in the room.   So gorgeous!!!

 

Adding artwork throughout your spa interior is a simple easy way to add interest and comfort to your space.  Cluster artwork in groups for maximum effect. Don’t be afraid to pair photography with abstract art and various mediums of different shapes and sizes to create a unique and sophisticated focal point.  A few examples of artwork in cool spa blues are featured below.

Nightshade I & II

Two long linear prints colored with the hues of twilight.  Matted and framed with a 1 1/4″ Natural Espresso wood frame and non-glare glass.

Framed Size: 36″H x 18″W  Print Size: 9″W x 27″H

Static Impulse by T. Graham

Abstract artwork matted and framed with a 2 1/4″ Espresso Wood Frame.

Outside Dimensions: 24″ x 24″   Print Dimensions 15″ x 15″

Natural Expression II by Sara Abbott

The beauty of trees reflected over water are the subject of this piece.

Matted and framed with a 1 5/8″ metallic silver frame.

Preview and shop for more artwork at Spadecor.com!

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