Silky SleepDecorating spa style used to mean a big emphasis on blues and whites. While we still love those colors for their calming charm, Debbie Zimmer, color and decorating expert with the Paint Quality Institute, sees that palette expanding into other paint colors, including pink, yellow and green pastels. What she doesn’t see is any end to the spa trend of people decorating their homes with the emphasis on relaxation and comfort—all in lighter shades of pale.
With colors such as Blush, Natural, and Frosty Blue—and their luxurious 310 thread count—these Signature Sateen sheets from Garnet Hill (www.garnethill.com)l over them. Snuggle down for a smooth and silky sleep.
A Touch of GlassThis artist is know for his ethereal works of glass art the reflect and gather light. This one is called "Pale Blue Bowl With Blue Lip," by Nicholas Kekic from The Artful Home (www.guild.com).
Sea BiscuitLeave it to Kohler (www.kohler.com) to create an overflowing experience that combines flowing water and a beautiful soaking tub in a barely-there biscuit hue. We want to dive right in and never come out.
Luxe LivingFrom the custom white waffle-weave draperies that are banded with dark green corduroy to the tapestry and satin pillows resting on a woven coverlet, textural contrast can be seen throughout this bedroom that’s designed by Shelly Riehl David with luxury and comfort in mind. A yellow glass lamp gives the space a bit of color punch. Photograph by Roy Quesada.
Sky BlueStrong lines and a soft blue combine to create a soothing silhouette for these lacquered candlesticks with silver leaf tops. From Storehouse (www.storehouse.com).
Soothing StripesWith silk on the outside and feathers on the inside, and all wrapped up in a sophisticated package of stripes in moss, silver, natural and pewter, this pillow from designer Thomas O’Brien is posh and perfect for a little spot of spa TLC at home. Available at Target (www.target.com).
Great GreenThis bathroom was designed by Steven Miller for the 2005 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. It merges classic design elements with the contemporary. The color is contemporary, too: a spa-licious apple green. Photograph by Matthew Millman.
Makes ScentsReed diffusers are all the rage thanks to the subtle and attractive way that they deliver a fragrance into a room. We like this Acqua version in the squat bottle from www.freshbodyboutique.com. The scent is reminiscent of the sea: light, clean & cool.
Sheer DelightNeutral linen combines with bands of papyrus, eucalyptus, barley or blush in these whisper-light Resoration Hardware (www.restorationhardware.com) sheers that filter the light in sophisticated style.