Treat Yo' Self Day: Our Editors Share Their Dream Splurges

It's the best day of the year!

Happy Treat Yo' Self Day, everyone! Now, if you're reading this wondering what the heck I'm talking about, please do yourself a favor and go watch season four, episode four of the brilliant comedy Parks and Recreation. And once you've finished treating yourself to all the massages, mimosas and fine leather goods you can handle, come back and join us!

In honor of this most special holiday, the editors of are spilling on the home splurges we can't stop dreaming about (fingers crossed we can all make these dreams a reality by next year's Treat Yo' Self Day). 

An Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool at Skilken's Beach House

The Crown Jewel Pool With Aquatic Design

This 75-foot indoor pool, which spans the entire length of the lower level, is the centerpiece of the Skilken home. The tile on the bottom forms a beautiful aquatic design, as seen on HGTV's Amazing Water Homes.

From: Amazing Water Homes
and Amazing Water Homes

Photo by: Andrew Spear/Getty Images © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Andrew Spear/Getty Images, 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

"For me and my hub, an indoor pool with a hot tub. For my kids, an indoor basketball court and gym... And it would all have to be oceanfront." — Jackie McGilvray, Editor

A Spa Shower

White Marble Shower

Beautiful Marble Spa Shower With Glass Door

White marble tile lines the entirety of this spa shower creating a luxurious effect. A built-in bench and ledge provide convenient surfaces to store shower accessories. A bamboo mat offers a soft cushion for feet during extra long, indulgent showers.



"Definitely a spa shower. The more showerheads, the better. I’ve been trying to recreate an experience I had at a very nice hotel that had a eucalyptus steam room, so if I could also have some kind of essential oil infuser as part of the spa shower that would be great. I want like a $10,000 shower." — Jessica Yonker, Newsletter Editor

A Farmhouse Table

"I’ve had my eye on a farmhouse table for quite some time now. I love furniture with a touch of rusticity, and this one from West Elm isn’t too shabby. I have a huge family, so the fact there’s a sizing option to seat up to 12 is a big plus for me. Now, if only I had the space for it…" — Clara MacLellan, Editorial Intern

A Metallic Canopy Bed

"My apartment is pretty small and has no outdoor space, so my bedroom has really become my sanctuary. I'd love a giant, gold canopy bed with an upholstered headboard (like this one) to add some old Hollywood glamour to my room. Now, if only I could expand my room to actually fit this beauty... le sigh." — Bridget Mallon, HGTV Magazine Online Editor

A Persian Rug

"Truth be told, my dream home wouldn’t be complete without a Persian-style rug. Any time I see one of these in someone’s house or in a store, I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame. They’re just so beautiful to look at, and they bring incredible texture into a space. I’m obsessed and can’t wait to purchase one for myself!" — Katie Friedman, Editorial Intern

A Claw-Foot Tub


"I’ve always wanted a classic claw-foot tub, complete with chrome fixtures, knobs and a sprayer. I think the classic person in me likes the look of bringing the old into the new/modern." — Rani Robinson, Director of Convergence

A Treehouse

Atlanta treehouse

A House On High

This three-room treehouse strung together with wooden bridges is a secret hideaway in the midst of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Ben Rollins

Image courtesy of Ben Rollins

"I would really love an amazing treehouse where I could camp in my own backyard. I love that high-up view and the feeling of being nestled in the woods. Bonus if it doubles as a guest house with creature comforts like a cozy bed and mini kitchen (or at least coffee pot)." — Kelly Smith Trimble, Director of Editorial

Robots on Robots


LawnBott Robotic Mower

Looking like a miniature hot rod, LawnBott can take care of the lawn while you do other things. When its sensor notes tall grass, it spirals out from that point to even out the whole lawn.

Photo by: LawnBott


"I recently invested in a Roomba, and now my dream home splurge is all the robots. I’d like one for mopping the floors, one for cleaning the gutters, one for washing the windows, one for mowing the lawn. Whatever they come up with next, I’ll add that to the list, too. (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a robot that gives dog baths.)" — Shannon Petrie, Managing Editor 

A Chesterfield Sofa

"I’ve been dreaming of a gorgeous light-brown Chesterfield sofa (like this one) for as long as I can remember, but the high cost, the fact that I’m not yet in my forever home and the possibility of my cat scratching it have all kept me from taking the plunge. But who knows? Maybe that supple, shining beauty will finally be mine this year! #treatyoself" — Keri Sanders, Assistant Editor

A Mattress Fit For a Queen

"My back pain is no joke. (There’s nothin’ like being in your 20s with raging arthritis!) So if price weren’t an issue and I could throw dough on any one thing, it would be a luxury mattress. And I’m not talking about those toppers with an app. I’m talking about Hypnos — the elite company that provides the beds for Buckingham Palace. They’re literally royally approved. Each Hypnos bed is individually handcrafted, stitched and customized by master craftsmen in Great Britain. My personal pick? The Orthos Cashmere…because CASHMERE. Luckily, I’m only looking at around $15K. (Where’s my credit card?)" — Kayla Kitts, Managing Editor

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