Get the look of an ultra-modern European spa…  Architectural lighting, soft clean colors, and lots of texture are the signature staples of this look.

Check out our inspiration spas below :

Shui Urban Spa

Shui Urban Spa in Shanghai offers a clean white space with swirling sculptural panels.

Agua Spa

Agua Spa is super chic and glammed up!  Shimmery mirrored tiles and patterned panels add tons of texture to this South Beach hot spot.

Silver Rain Spa Lounge

The Silver Rain spa offers a cool color palette in tropical Grand Cayman.  Airy blues and creamy whites are combined with inviting textured rugs and curtains.

Dubai Vases

Display your organics and your good taste with funky modern vases.

Komaki Pouf

Add in texture with pouf pillows and ottomans.

Atom Chaise Lounge

The Atom lounger has clean lines and easy-to-care-for white leather upholstery.

Morning Mist Tile

Frosted glass mosaic tiles add a hint of color and misty texture.

Polar Glass Flooring

Infuse ethereal color into your space through your floor.  The Polar Glass flooring gives the look of water-blue glass tiles without the high installation cost.

It’s easy on the eyes and your feet!

Hello Spa Style readers!  I’m the art director and a designer for SpaStyle, 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!

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!!!


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!


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!

Make your spa a special retreat this Valentines Day season.  Create a atmosphere where couples can commune with soft fabrics, flickering candles and romantic touches.  One of the most important elements in a spa interior is a quiet atmosphere.  Adequate soundproofing in your walls between your treatment rooms is the best way to ensure your guests have privacy and a relaxing experience.   A curtain wall made from a beautiful fabric helps to absorb sound.  Another important detail is candle light which is synonymous with both spas and dreamy, romantic moments.  Spas today are using LED candles to create the illusion of a flame which is a cost effective and practical alternative to real candles.   A simple way to spruce up your treatment room for a special event is to simply change the linens.  A  new blanket or a decorative saddle can add a pop of color.  Top it off with a beautiful tray and an organic accent for an extraordinary couple’s escape.

The Four Seasons Miami

Candlelight and quiet moments can be found in a tropical metropolis at The Four Seasons Spa in Miami.  Create a healing retreat from the everyday with soft light, gauzy curtains and a quiet fairytale garden.

The Spa and Hotel de le Bretesche in Brittany

Hands down, France is one of the first places that comes to mind when you think of a romantic retreat.  The Spa & Hotel de la Bretesche is an idyllic, peaceful French chateau located in the countryside of Brittany.  Take long walks along the manicured grounds and relax in unparalleled luxury.  The spa’s design is surprisingly modern, making this old world architectural gem an even more intriguing place to visit.

The Spa at Mayflower Inn

This dreamy spa & inn is located in beautiful New England, just two hours from New York City.  This charming retreat also offers the highest in luxury.  What a perfect place to slip away with your sweetie! A beautifully neutral color palette combined with sensual textures and cozy spa furniture make the Mayflower Inn an inviting hideaway.

Complete the mood with serene, healing music.  Sound Healing is an inspiring collection of peaceful music by sound healing pioneer Dean Evenson.  This music was specifically created to help people relax and lower stress levels and will give your spa a healing atmosphere.

What’s Valentine’s Day without some sweet treats?!  Treat yourself or your sweetie with a yummy cupcake.  The first is a homemade confection by Alicia of the “Confessions of a Bakeaholic” blog.  Get the recipe here –

The second is a Raspberry Lemonade cupcake by Chicago’s own Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique…  ya, I know, I’m drooling too…

Warm up your spa interior this Valentine’s Day with the glow of candlelight.  Indulging your guests with some sweet treats?  Make your desserts even more enticing with  adorable covered cake stands from

How do you make your spa special for Valentine’s Day and couple’s getaways?