BY SARAH DIMARCO MAR
Cue the peaceful music.
Everyone deserves to take a break from the bustling world around them, and what better place to do so than in your own home? Luckily, your bathroom provides the perfect foundation for creating your own personal spa filled with your favorite gadgets and products. The first step is understanding what your space needs to achieve that tranquil quality you crave. Sometimes, it’s as simple as splurging on a new collection of plush linens. In other cases, you may want to consider painting the room a soothing shade or freshening up those bath tiles that have lost their luster.
To help spark some ideas, we’ve reached out to designers Chandos Dodson Epley and Heather Hilliard to reveal their need-to-know tips for transforming your bathroom into an oasis. Whether you’re sprucing up a petite bathroom or a luxurious suite, your bathroom will immediately feel spa-like after implementing these tips!
Set a Mood
One of the first steps in the design of any room is figuring out the room’s function and feel. Houston-based designer Chandos Dodson Epley calls this “setting a mood” rather than a theme or color story as even the most vivacious shades can feel rejuvenating when paired with the right furnishings and fixtures. Think about the key features you adore while attending the spa and how you could emulate them within your own home. Once you’ve got a list in mind, you can begin working with a designer to figure out what is feasible in your space.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE SOEFER, DESIGN BY CHANDOS DODSON EPLEY.