Palm trees swaying in the breeze, waves crashing on the beach, the sun warm on your skin…. there’s nothing quite like a tropical vacation!   Why not recreate the feel of the island life and give your spa-goers a mini-vacation each time they visit?

Our Inspiration:

Angsana Spa of Cape Town, South Africa

Couple's Spa Room at Angsana Spa

Reception Area and Retail

Glow I, Glow II, & Glow III

Get the look with tropical-paradise-inspired artwork.  The Glow series is reminiscent of sunlight filtered through lush banana leaves.

Udon Guest Chair

The Udon woven wood guest chair has a beautiful Wenge wood finish.  It’s also a commercial grade furniture piece made to stand the test of time.

Display Tables

Show off your favorite spa products for your guests to bring home with stacking display tables.  Coconut sugar scrub anyone?

Waran Lounger

Bring the feeling of a luxury resort anywhere in the world with seating made of natural materials like rattan and deep-hued woods.  Make cleaning easy with removable, washable cotton seat covers.

Pietra Borgogna Porcelain Tile

Stone flooring is synonymous with tropical locales, so get the feeling of cool tile under your feet with durable porcelain.  You don’t have to worry about staining or cracking, and full color body porcelain makes accidental scratches and chips barely noticeable.

Antigua Treatment Table

Make your clients and therapists happy with this multifunction spa table.  It’s not just pretty to look at!  This table is a fully functional workhorse with super quiet hydraulic lifting,  space for a hot towel cabinet, built-in electrical, and an electric flex top.

Spa Linens

Carry your spa’s theme into your treatment room with soft spa linens.  Be creative with your spa tables – add a tray with a fresh flower and an artful arrangement of tea, a bamboo mat with rolled towels, or a beautiful fabric saddle in an accent fabric.  Anything to make your clients feel welcome and comforted!

Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with the power of mosaics.  These tiles comes in just about any imaginable color, size, and finish.  Use them on the floor, a focal accent wall, a backsplash, custom pedicure base or any place unexpected!

Not only are they a durable surface but they add a luxurious ambiance to any space.   Do not fear, improvements over the years have made installation a snap for mosaics that used to be tedious and time consuming.  Depending on the complexity of your project you may or may not need a professional tile installer.

Spa Mosaic Glass and Porcelain Tile mfr: Graniti FiandreNothing says spa more than the look of green glass and natural stone!  This porcelain tile is made to look like natural stone but with none of the maintenance.   Get the look! A modern way to create interest and texture with classic materials that won’t  go out of style.

Pebble Tiles by Graniti FiandreBring some outdoors in with the look of these natural pebble stone mosaic tiles!  If you want to add a more modern drama, kick it up a notch with these metal pebble mosaics.  The smooth finish is unexpected and creates a bold statement.  Definitely one of my fav’s, pebble tiles add nature’s warmth whether you want to add a  little tropical flavor or create a tranquil rustic refuge.  They do contain “magic” that can transform an ordinary space into one that takes my mind to a place of relaxation.

Graniti Fiandre at Spa StyleNot your ordinary porcelain tile!  This subtle wave pattern in two variations creates interest and and sophistication with the simple color palette and smooth finish.  Add a contrasting grout to show off the curving lines of this unique tile.  Just another way porcelain tile has reinvented itself!

Mosaic Tiles by Graniti Fiandre at Spa StyleNew Trend Product Alert:  If you thought glass mosaics were amazing then take a look at some of the newest products that actually combine the gorgeous look of glass with the elegant look of natural stone.  You will start seeing the mix of frosted, glossy, matte, and textured glass and stone mixes!  Play with the scale by using more linear patterns like the brick style shown on the left or even smaller 1/2″ x 1/2″ size to create a look all your own.

LED tile by Graniti Fiandre available at Spa StyleLook  for new products to hit the market which are integrating LED lighting into porcelain tile planks!  Above you can see an example of this state-of-the-art new product from the manufacturer Graniti Fiandre that comes in a couple of styles both with a flowing organic vibe.  Oh so spa, a must have- I think so!

Have you used mosaic tile to transform your space?  We’d love to hear from you!

I am loving the spa interior movement that is putting out environments that cannot be defined by a particular style class.  These environments  are sophisticated, fashion-forward and timeless.  Case and point:  this Portuguese spa and haven, situated in a historical building in the heart of Lisbon’s old town is adorned with classic styles (Eames, Gehry) and vintage pieces while fusing modern touches with rich pallets.  The flux from light and airy to exotic and almost primitive demonstrates typical Portuguese flair and fashion yet keeps us guessing.

Modern Mix of Classic Style and Vintage Pieces.

Eclectic Decor has rich pallets and vibrant color.

The salon is light and airy in direct contrast with the spa rooms.

Oh, and be sure to check out the spa owner’s brilliant 2010 Summer Fashion Collection.   I’ll take one of each!   http://www.alvesgoncalves.com

 

Color Trend: Spicy reds, browns, and pinks are the color of the season.  Accent your spa with comforting details that romanticize your guests including a warm bath filled with fragrant colorful flowers, soft cushy slippers, aromatic candles and fresh blooms.  Embellish your couples retreat with bamboo cotton linens and global fusion of exotic harmonies and ambient grooves.  Finish it all with a touch of decadence: rose champaign and red velvet cupcakes.

Rich warm browns tones create a candlelit glow around the room.  Add new pamper me textures like plush linens, blankets, cozy slippers,  or sheer draperies to further the mood.  Great example of subtle use of seasonal colors with the fresh hot pink flower blooms floating in water, you can see it just melts your soul!

This spa interior has warm dramatic wood tones, a variety of textures, and what’s that- Yes, it’s Fucshia!  Add a little sophisticated fun with small pops of this youthful color to differentiate your spa-goers experience.  What an amazing place to travel for an out of this world experience!

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