Oh, to steal away for a spa weekend, free of worries and stress. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Although real life doesn’t often allow for luxurious getaways whenever the mood strikes, it’s actually rather easy to transform a bathroom into a spa-inspired sanctuary. The tiles above from Evit are phenomenally soothing and have major tactile appeal, but what really makes them pop is their light aqua color, reminiscent of the sea — an inspiration point upon which most spas draw in their design.
Moving on to one of the grandest indulgences we’ve ever seen, take a look at this disco ball bathtub featured at the Mondrian in Miami:
While the Mondrian’s tub in particular is completely over the top, the introduction of reflective surfaces — think mirrored bath accessories and wall hangings — and a white-on-white palette can transform a bathroom, large or small, into a gleaming getaway fit for a king or queen (or both).
Although ofuru and ofuru-inspired tubs are available on the open market today, the principle can still be applied to any tub. The idea is nearly as ancient as Japan itself, and its application is available to anyone with a bathroom…walk-in showers notwithstanding. But even in those cases, there’s something sublime to look into if a little stress reduction is in order.