Are you relaxed? The beginning of the year is a time to step back and assess our lives. We resolve to improve, but also we quiet down and try to re-charge and relax. It’s the perfect time for spa days and if we’re lucky enough to have a spa-like haven at home, all the better. Several years ago, after lamenting our closet-sized master bath for one year too many, we took the plunge and added on the relaxing master bath we’ve always wanted.The bath was added over an existing screened porch that we had converted into a proper library. The centerpiece of our bath is a jacuzzi tub, encircled with Jerusalem marble tile. Yes, I know claw foot and pedestal tubs are all the rage, but if you really want to relax in the bath, having a place to light candles and prop a glass of wine become non-negotiable imperatives.On my vanity counter I like to keep antique pieces that are both functional and beautiful. Everything else must have a place, so we made sure to include enough storage to keep the counters clear.A lovely classic sconce is like jewelry for the room and rests between the two medicine cabinets over the sinks.One of several storage cabinets in the space features an exposed marble shelf, a convenient place to display perfumes or cosmetics.What could be more soothing than an aromatic bath with a cup of tea and flickering candles? I do, of course, include relaxing music as part of the ritual, as well.For a subtle pop of color, I added these glass candle holders. I always enjoy repetitive visuals, such as a line of candles, or like items.I love to decorate with words and these gilded letters spell out exactly what this room is about.The vanity drawers provide additional storage to keep the room functional and organized.
The details are what take a space from ordinary to special. I never realized how excited I could get about a shower door handle.
Soaps from Rancé in a vintage crystal canister add a note of pedigree.
One of my favorite aspects of the bath are the iridescent glass tiles that highlight the space. They were utilized as a border around the walls and were dropped into the floor tile pattern, as well.This is truly one of my favorite places to relax!
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