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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Design Ideas from Luxury Resorts and Spas

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For people who live a fast-paced and hectic lifestyle, a stay at a world-class resort and spa is enough to rejuvenate the spirit. But aside from giving us inner peace, luxury destinations offer us something extra: the inspiration for creating a truly relaxing retreat. Here are design ideas for capturing in your own home the serene atmosphere of the best resorts and spas across the globe:

The Calming Colors of the Equinox Resort and Spa

Balsam Hill The Equinox

Colors play an important role in fashioning your home into a relaxing year-round sanctuary. A white backdrop not only allows you to use a variety of shades as accent colors, but it also provides a clean and uncluttered atmosphere. White walls help make rooms appear larger and more spacious, a design often seen in luxury hotels and resorts. Match these walls with calming earth tones, such as green and brown, to enhance the serene ambiance of your home.

A Stylish Oasis at the Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa

Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa

Water amenities, such as swimming pools and Jacuzzis, transform every luxury destination into an oasis of style. Aside from providing leisure activities for their guests, some resorts and spas also use pools for enhancing the beauty of their outdoor landscape. Some even feature hot mineral springs that offer medicinal and health benefits by tapping mineral-rich water sources from beneath the earth and redirecting them to fill the pools.


Swimming Pools And Spas by Greensboro Pools and Spas Signature Aquatics

With the shift to earth-friendly home designs, water amenities today not only reflect asymmetrical lines reminiscent of a natural pond or lake, but they also make use of materials found in nature. This example from Houzz features a diving board and pool steps made of natural formed rocks.

In building your own private resort or spa, choose a pool design that blends well with the environment. Instead of going for the traditional giant pool with ceramic tiles, consider using sandstone or granite for an organic look – one that isn’t tainted by a stiffer and more commercial design aesthetic. Natural tiles are a great alternative to concrete. Sandstone and granite provide a cooler surface to walk on and often have increased durability and longevity.


Contemporary Swimming Pools And Spas by Sun Valley Landscape Architects & Designers Pacific Outdoor Living

For oceanfront homes, you can take advantage of the idyllic scenery by building an infinity pool. The borderless design of this contemporary pool creates the illusion that the edge of the water extends to the ocean.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

The Picturesque Landscape of the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Enjoy a peaceful and inspiring walk amid the beauty of nature by creating a path through your backyard or garden. A picturesque landscape or trail, as seen in the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, helps to provide perspective and bring the energy of the outdoors and the serenity of nature into focus. A true respite from the demands of everyday life.

A Harmony of Space at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa

Create an atmosphere of balance by allowing indoor and outdoor spaces to blend harmoniously with one another. By installing large frame windows, you can welcome the breathtaking beauty of your garden into your home interiors.

Take inspiration from the calming and rejuvenating designs of world-class resorts and spas, and transform your home into your own luxurious paradise.

Photos: [1] Ceci New York [2] Sniqueaway.com [4] Nature Photos [5] Love, Life, Family and then Some

About 

Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class.

Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.

About the Author
Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.