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!!!

 

Trend: Modern Organic with Green

Liven up your space with “spring green”, this seasons big color trend.    Happy and uplifting this warm tone will brighten your space for new life.   Best when used as a simple accent, this color in small doses will have a big impact.   Paint a drab wall or add a pretty vase with stems.  The mix of sleek shapes with natural organics is the right mix for creating an uplifting retreat.

 

Meaning of Green: Green is abundant in nature, growth, balance and harmony.  Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

Nature’s Inspiration:  gorgeous fern leaves.  This simple piece of wall art is a great way to add color without the commitment of paint.  Change out your artwork seasonally to inspire guests and to keep them engaged in the moment.   Find “Fernscape” spa artwork, at Spa Decor.com

Liven up your spa refreshment center.  The Chlo Beverage Dispenser has two levels which makes it perfect for adding a pop of color with fruits or other natural products.  Coffee beans, nuts, or decorative accents would also add a fun new flavor to your space.

You can now shop SpaDecor.com by department or room type, a new feature for spa owners.  Check out new products and experience tips and trends.  Enjoy!   www.SpaDecor.com.

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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Created by professional spa designers exclusively for spas, SpaDecor.com features unique spa furniture and accessories for today’s modern day spa, resort spa, destination, wellness, medical and fitness centers.  SpaDecor.com offers a distinctive collection of art, spa lighting, finishes, spa furniture, and specialty items to fulfill every functional and esthetic detail for any spa design or style.  The finest products from around the world have been resourced and identified to enhance the image, quality and experience of the spa interior.   These items are now available exclusively at SpaDecor.com.

About Us

We are a team of professional spa interior designers with experience creating successful spa interiors nationally and internationally.  For years, we have personally resourced and identified the most effective items to enhance the image, quality and experience of today’s spa environment for effective spa design.  We created SpaDecor.com to offer these exclusive items to you.   We feature art, lighting, seating, spa furniture, finishes and specialty items to fulfill every functional and esthetic detail for your spa interior.

Founder, Michele Pelafas, ASID, IIDA, has over 16 years of spa design experience and understands the exceptional needs of both form and function for any spa interior.  An educator and an expert, Michele developed SpaDecor.com after years of success creating, specifying and sourcing from around the world the special details, spa furniture, finishes and accessories that make up the spa environment.    These items are now available exclusively for you to experience at SpaDecor.com.

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We look forward to sharing lots of great spa interior design tips.  Look for topics on just about everything, like what is the best spa lighting to the best flooring, how to accessorize your room and many more great spa design ideas.  We welcome you to join our subscriber list and welcome the new year!

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