Bath­room

Na­ture-in­spired el­e­ments and fix­tures to cre­ate a re­lax­ing ur­ban retreat at home

Philippine Tatler Homes - - CONTENTS -

It’s no se­cret that one of the eas­i­est ways to de-stress is to ven­ture out into na­ture. From the re­fresh­ing breeze to the re­lax­ing hum of birds chirp­ing, be­ing out in the woods or by the sea­side brings tremen­dous calm. So why not cre­ate a sim­i­lar re­vi­tal­is­ing ef­fect by bring­ing the out­doors into your bath­room, with the use of ma­te­ri­als such as stone and wood? Stone can be used on walls, as floor­ing, or fash­ioned into wash­basins and even bath­tubs, while wood can be in­cor­po­rated via carpentry or counter-tops. Peb­bles are also pop­u­lar—a com­mon ap­proach is to lay them on the floor for a tin­gling feel­ing or on the wall for an eye-catch­ing ef­fect.

THE GREEN MILE

Green­ery pro­motes a strong sense of well­be­ing, so con­sider a bath­room gar­den if your nosy neigh­bours don’t have a prime view. If that’s not an op­tion, have plants grow­ing in your bath­room and cre­ate your own in­door gar­den. In­cor­po­rate sky­lights or awning win­dows to bring in nat­u­ral light and fresh air. Use low light­ing to pro­mote a sense of re­lax­ation. If you have big win­dows, use blinds to get a view of the green­ery out­side.

WA­TER WORLD

Spas the world over have re­volved around baths or hot springs, attest­ing to the ther­a­peu­tic ef­fects of wa­ter. Cre­at­ing your own spa oa­sis is easy these days with the wide range of wa­ter ther­a­pies avail­able. De­sign and high-end tech­nol­ogy have com­bined to make avail­able multiple shower sprays, rain show­ers with chronom­e­try, whirlpool bath­tubs and jet sprays with mas­sage func­tions. In­dulge in shower sys­tems that pro­vide a sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence, ones that mas­sage your back and shoul­ders, as well as foot baths for an ex­pe­ri­ence cen­tred on well­ness.

CRE­ATE AN OA­SIS AT HOME BY IN­DULGING IN SHOWER SYS­TEMS THAT PRO­VIDE A SEN­SORY EX­PE­RI­ENCE

BOFFI

ICE­LAND BATH­TUB The Ice­land by Ital­ian ar­chi­tect and de­signer Piero Lis­soni is a moulded free-stand­ing bath­tub crafted from Cristalplant®. With its smooth, shel­l­like shape in a smooth matt fin­ish, the Ice­land adds a poetic feature to a na­ture-in­spired bath­room. www.fo­cus­glob­al­inc.com

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