It’s the high season for nail salons!  Make your nail spa stand out from the pack with unique finishes and fixtures.   Check out some of our favorite inspirational spaces below!

Charles Worthington Manicure Area

Sleek stainless steel counters are easy to take care of and make this manicure area super modern.  Make your nail polish a focal point with a glowing back-lit panel.  Mirrors help to make this small space feel open.   A tall vase with green grass keeps it fresh.

Le Creme Spa Manicure Polish Display

This quirky shabby chic nail spa uses a long table to display their nail polish.   White washed walls and a sky blue floor leave this room feeling open and airy.

The Intercontinental Spa San Francisco

The Intercontinental combined light woods, glimmering glass tiles, and clean white in their San Francisco spa.  The result is cool and clean but still comfy cozy.

Mandara Spa Pedicure Lounge

Don’t have alot of space for your pedicure area?

Turn any corner into a mini retreat with portable pedicure bowls and a comfy lounge chair.

Sophie Pedicure

Add some glam to your nail salon with a customized pedicure unit! 

www.SpaPedicureBowls.com

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!

Our Inspiration:  The Chi Spa at the Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai

Couple's Treatment Room at The Chi Spa

This earthy modern zen look is created using natural wood tones with a palette of warm neutrals.  A bolder accent wall in deep, textured red and rich treatment table linens add a hint of color.

Spa Hall of The Chi Spa Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai

The hall of The Chi Spa with it’s quiet, understated beauty, was created through the use of architectural elements and spectacular lighting design.

Bantal Floor Lamps

Set the mood with natural bamboo floor lamps with softly illuminated shades.

Wen Lounge Chair

A modern take on a zen-style chair.

Kyoto Glazed Abaca Natural Wallcovering

Grasscloth Wallcovering

Add texture and warmth with natural grasscloth wallcoverings.

 

Merbau Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Create the look of an exotic wood floor without the cost or maintenance.  Amtico vinyl floor is soft underfoot, easy to clean, and made for years of high traffic use.

Bamboo Reed Diffuser with Ciela Frangrance

The Ciela fragrance features subtle and earthy notes of bergamot,  green tea, and pockwood.

Antigua Treatment Table

Pamper your guests with the Antigua spa treatment table.  It has plenty of storage and a fully adjustable top.

Tranquil Afternoon Artwork

Textural modern artwork framed with dark, exotic wood frames complete the room.

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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.

Sleek and contemporary with touches of baroque, black is definately back.  Softer and more sophisticated, today’s black has hints of aubergine, olive and chocolate hues.  In direct contrast from the past’s trendy white spaces, bold black makes a strong dramatic statement and offers extravagance and theatrics for a devine spa experience.

Vamp Flooring by Amtico

Today’s black is all about high constrast and lots of darkness.  Interesting lighting is the single most important detail for creating an alluring and comfortable spa environment when designing with black.

Soothing and tranquil, charcoal and ebony create the framework for a renewed water experience.  The Bathhouse is one of my favorate spa escapes!

This is definately NOT your basic black!  Award wining Globe Salon in Las Vegas does black right. 

Caviar Cluster Chandelier

A beautiful chandelier, pendant, or wall sconce adds opulence to a dark space.  The new Caviar Cluster chandelier is the perfect compliment.

Pinstripe Pendant

For classic, refined style look to the Pinstripe Collection.

Stella Wall Sconce

Modern lines are paired with organic iron flowers in the Stella wall sconce.

Welcome back black!

 

Creating a memorable & relaxing atmosphere is an important part of every spa owner’s business, and the spa lunch is no exception.  Whether you offer a few snacks or a full menu, taking a little extra time to prepare a beautiful table setting will make your guests feel extra special and pampered.

From MyHomeIdeas.com

Create a fresh color scheme with napkins, artful vases, bright blossoms, and natural elements.

Intimate Outdoor Dining from Sunset Magazine

If you have an outdoor space available, create an intimate outdoor dining area.  Add drama and sweetness with flickering candle light – and don’t forget the bug repellent!  For a natural alternative to pesticides, try Mosquito Barrier – http://www.mosquitobarrier.com – an all natural garlic spray  (Don’t worry, a few minutes after being sprayed people can no longer smell the garlic!)

Tara Domes

Keep your delectable dishes and desserts safe outdoors with Tara Glass Domes.

Table Setting by Colleen Mullaney

An inspiring table setting by Colleen Mullaney.

If you haven’t already added spa lunches and snacks to your menu, consider introducing catered snacks and lite lunches to your spa packages.

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!