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A Beautiful Bath on Sunday Spa Day

I imagine it being a hectic day for Hollywood actors and actresses as they prep and primp for a big night at the Oscars today. I’m sure part of their preparation (starting weeks or even months ago) was making sure that their skin will be in tip-top shape to ensure that it looks the best for the multitude of eyes that will be on them today. But even if you don’t plan on attending any red carpet events you really should take good care of your skin. It’s something I started doing regularly once I hit my 40’s but better late than never. I’ve mentioned before how, if at all possible, I try to reserve a portion of my Sunday evening to create a mini spa day at home. I’m going into a busy, stressful week (not great for skin, by the way!) so I plan to take a few hours for myself to treat my skin and relax this evening. I actually have appointments next week for a professional facial and massage so this is an excellent way to bookend my week. Believe it or not, after my long rant about skincare, this isn’t a post about skin care at all. I really just wanted to show you a couple of beautiful bathrooms. I know…a long segway…

garden court hotel palo alto_reviving charm blogI enjoy taking long soaks in a tub and would really love a bathroom designed like those at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, California. A large, deep soaking tub is one of the things I left behind once moving into our seaside ranch home and is something I still miss. Note to self: when the time comes to remodel my bathroom definitely incorporate a luxurious tub that is deeper than the one I have now…oh, and add a rain shower also. What elements of bathroom design do you enjoy the most?garden court hotel palo alto 1_reviving charm blog

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A Beautiful Bath on Sunday Spa Day

My goodness…this bathroom took my breath away. The intricate tile work and freestanding bath tub are definitely eye catchers and the focal point of this beautiful space. This master bathroom highlighted in Beautiful Kitchens and Bath Magazine was designed by Holly Ogden of Wiseman and Gale Interiors for a home in Scottsdale, Arizona. The color scheme is perfect for the desert. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Sunday’s are my “Sunday Spa Day”, as I like to call it, and a bathroom like this feels like a true oasis. The bathroom even features a fabulous outdoor shower (photo: bottom right). An outdoor shower is a real luxury and several years ago I was fortunate to take advantage of the outdoor shower in my hotel suite. You can see and read about it here along with other outdoor shower design inspiration. Happy Sunday! 

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In the midst of the holiday season I vowed that I would treat myself to an entire day of pampering to relax and unwind. And with all the holiday frenzy almost behind me, I am starting to think about making good on that promise. So if anyone is looking for me today, I very well may be at the spa…

This post includes just a few of my favorite bathroom pictures. And when it comes to bath fixtures, particularly tubs, I definitely have a “type”: a large freestanding soaking tub. I can already see myself soaking in some of these beautiful tubs surrounded by mounds of bubbles! A nice hot bubble bath certainly sounds wonderful now that the Southern California has finally dipped into cooler temperatures. Now can someone please draw me a bath!

Beautiful Bathtub With Chandelier:

FASCINATING UNIQUE MIRRORS DESIGN: I'd be striking my knees against that tub every morning, but the mirror is lovely. Like that wall treatment to the side, too.: //: Love pretty much everything about this, except I would add a punch of rich color, like make the curtain a rich plum color: mosaic tiling + gold/brass accents + white bathroom // converted church by HSH Interiors: beautiful bathtubs reviving charmPaintings of Long Island are grouped in Susan’s bath; the side table is from Homenature, and the tub fittings are by Perrin & Rowe.: Interior Design Ideas - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog:

Featured image via Other photos via Pinterest, Veranda, House Beautiful and Architectural Digest.