Interior designer Lynne Beyer recently finished a complete revamp of Zen-like Sanctuary Resort Spa and used that same calming influence to update the spa suites, which she worked on with her husband, architect/builder R. Nicholas Loope. Here, she breaks down how she zhuzhed up the outdoor bathing areas.
Candles add a romantic touch to the bathing scene, Beyer says. She used custom glass and metal votive holders hooked onto the trellis wall and grouped metal baskets with candles on the ground.
“The new Trex decking looks like teak and continues the spa’s Asian design theme. The deck also adds warmth to the setting and feels good barefoot.”
“You can ask the resort to draw a bath and sprinkle it with rose petals during turn-down service. What could be more romantic and calming than that?”
Draperies add softness and privacy to the setting, Beyer says. She chose a Sunbrella semisheer outdoor fabric to make the draperies, which hang from the metal trellis.
“Everybody likes the idea of bathing in a deep soaking tub outdoors, but nobody wants to feel exposed. The new metal trellis adds privacy, structure and a sense of enclosure.”
Photography by: mark boisclair, courtesy of sanctuary camelback mountain resort & Spa