When it comes to design, you may have heard the adage “lighting is everything”.  In a spa, this couldn’t be more relevant.  Here we are featuring our most intriguing line of lighting – the natural materials and soft diffused glow makes it seem as though each piece was made for the spa environment.  Not only do these precious gems add warmth and beauty, they also add ambiance, cast an enchanting glow, make an artistic statement, and forge a lasting impression.

Artistry, warmth , and beauty are reflected in the stunning design of these pieces.  Each unique fixture is woven of natural material and hand-painted.

The Nala wall sconce has a handcrafted natural fiber shade with a swirling organic pattern.  At 24 inches round, this generously size wall sconce can hold it’s own in larger rooms and corridors.

The undulating shape of these natural fiber tables lamps is accented with a pop of brightly painted floral vines.   Lovely!

Sophisticated and stunning!  Make a statement with bold black and white patterned lamps.

Our new Airbrush lamps cast a soothing glow through intricately woven grass shades.

Organic shape meets artful illumination.  The Serilia counter lamp balances art and light.  The subtle flower pattern creates a unique effect and adds an organic element your your spa’s interior.

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.

Breathtaking style will transform your spa interior into a soothing and tranquil environment.  Sky blues, cool grays, lavender accents, creamy whites.  An interior that fuses modern elements with zen details.  Organic simplicity, water elements, stainless steel construction.  Pure Spa—Pure Design—Engaging Decor.

Blomus Exterior SpaceCaptivating this tranquil space has all the elements for an relaxing spa.  Fusing of  fire and water elements against a soft warm color palette.  You immediately feel at ease.  The fusing of style is evident with the modern water feature and rustic wood floor.

Reclining BuddhaAdd a interesting sculpture for personal reflection,like this reclining Buddha from http://www.spadecor.com

Incorporate natural elements to help clients reconnect.  It can be as simple as this piece of artwork, or a vase of flowers set on a table. Check out the large variety of spa inspired organic artwork at http://www.spadecor.com

Reed VasesAdd tranquil spa blue but with accents like these reed bottle vases.  Perfect in a cluster to add interest and easily change up your interior style, even if just for the season!

Essential Feng Shui Tips for the Spa

Begin to understand some essential feng shui principles for the spa.  We spoke with Feng Shui Consultant, Beata Kulitskaya from Double Happiness Studio for insight.

  • Water features are both beautiful and essential for the spa.  They create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere; which also helps to activate the career area (main entrance).  Water features attract new clients and improve business. 

Asian Candle Water FountainAsian Candle Foutain – Visit http://www.spadecor for other tranquil water fountains

  • The location of the reception desk is very important to the well-being of both the employee and guests.  Locate the desk adjacent and not parallel to the front entrance.  The ideal location would be the Financial or Fame sector of the spa.
  • Use mirrors in spaces where you need to cure an awkward area, like a narrow hallway or a dead end room.   A mirror directly across from the main entrance/door will cause the positive energy to move away and negatively influence the business.

Delroy MirrorThe Delroy Mirror- Visit http://www.spadecor.com for a variety of fabulous mirrors

  • The use of color in achieving a well balanced space is key.  Colors play an important role in creating positive and welcoming environment in the spa.  Too little or too much of any element changes the balance and interior atmosphere.  Artwork is an easy way to bring in different colors and help create the proper balance and harmony needed for the spa.

Tranquil Afternoon ArtworkTranquil Afternoon Artwork- http://www.spadecor.com find amazing art for your space

  • Keeping your central (health sector)  spa area clean, organized, and beautiful will promote a healthy environment, especially for clients who come to the spa for healing purposes.
  • The ideal location for the owner’s office is in the Financial, Relationship, or Fame sector of the spa.  Make sure to keep the location of the desk in a commanding position.  This allows you to see everyone who is entering the office.
  • When talking about the different sectors of the spa, the relationship sector (far right corner) is very important.  This area should be beautiful and clean to promote healthy relationships between the owner and clients, the owner and staff, and the staff and clients.  A happy staff will always attract happy clients who will be eager to return for services again and again.

Double Happiness Feng Shui Studio

Double Happiness Studio provides Feng Shui consultations for residential and commercial spaces. Feng Shui is decoration with the purpose to create a harmonious, healthy environment to be more successful, happy and productive in life. Beata Kulitskaya, the founder, draws from an international base of training and experience to provide recommendations and solutions tailored to each individual client.  Her practice is based in Glen Ellyn, IL  and works with clients throughout the Chicago metro area. Visit her website to learn more about Feng Shui and her practice: www.dhsfengshui.com .

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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