The Sensual Bathroom: Create a Healthy, Relaxing Retreat
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a delicious, decadent room that goes way beyond bathing.
Simplicity equals elegance in this bathroom in the home of Boulder, Colorado, architects David and Betzi Barrett.
In this sensual bathroom at Gold Lake Resort in Colorado, slate and stone connect bathers with the earth and evoke a warm, nurturing feeling.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY POVY KENDAL ATCHISON
Organic, unbleached bath sheets by Indigenous Design (650-568-7360, www.indigenousdesign.com) and naturally dyed Indika towels (866-446-3452, www.indikahome.com) are soft, absorbent—and healthy. This rustic wood bench brings an earthy element into the bath.
Can’t afford to make structural changes in your bathroom? Enhance your bathing experience with bath products such as Inara’s Babassu Milk Bath (888-688-7565, www.inaraorganic.com), Tend Blend’s Snuggletime Bath Froth, (866-275-5812, www.tendblends.com), handmade herbal soaps, a Mythic Tribe body buffer (818-506-5192, www.mythictribe.com), and a Rest Your Eyes eye pillow (800-426-4336, www.uncommonscents.com). All products are available through Boulder by Design (303-443-2084, www.boulderbydesign.com).
Amate bark lantern beeswax candles from Inara (888-688-7565, www.inaraorganic.com) create a mood of primitive simplicity, bringing a soft glow and delicious scent into the bathroom.
Photo courtesy The Japanese Bath, by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto (Gibbs Smith, 2001)