We are finding that we are getting a lot of responses from residential clients who have visited our spas, hotels and resorts and have had such a memorable experience that they’re asking us to design a spa inspired home for them. They are investing in their personal sustainability by integrating wellness into their own daily lives and creating home sanctuaries.
Healthy Home – Part I
We recently completed a home spa on the upper West Side of Manhattan for a client interested in creating a main bedroom suite in a healthy, nurturing environment. Since she has asthma and allergies, we designed a 5’x 5′ experiential shower and steam room with a bench where she could sit and relax while inhaling curative steam. An experiential shower allows her to control multiple water jets from a rainwater shower head at the ceiling and body sprays along each side.
She also loves taking baths, so we integrated a steeping tub within the plan that allows her to soak up to her shoulders in water infused with restorative minerals and sea salts. She can recline and relax aching muscles within that deeper tub or pep up the water with invigorating eucalyptus or pine infusions. This bathing area opens up to the main bedroom with wrap-around views of the city beyond.
As part of her main bedroom, we incorporated an extensive library and a reading area connecting to an outdoor deck and terrace. We surrounded her with what she loves- books and art that nurture her mind and soul. We have motorized shades and sheers that provide a complete blackout to ensure a good night’s sleep. About one in three New Yorkers have sleep issues, so we carefully orchestrated her bedroom to give the utmost sleep hygiene, eliminating even small LED “on” lights; even alarm clock lighting was diffused, ensuring a higher quality of life.
In our next blog, we will discuss another design project emphasizing the benefits of integrating health and wellness elements into a home.
Are you incorporating elements in your home to increase your health and wellness? Let us design your spa inspired home!