The latest design trends are pushing people towards the spa interior.
“It’s a spa, it’s a home, it is a place to go,” says Katie McCaffery, founder and CEO of the popular spa-themed interior designer company.
This trend has spread across the globe and, with it, the number of people who want to experience the spa and stay at the spa in a different way.
“We have a sense of where the world is, and that’s where the spa is going,” she says.
McCaffery says the popularity of spa interior designs has only just begun, and she believes the popularity is still only in its infancy.
Her business has grown from a single-room residence in Ireland to a luxury spa and spa suite in Australia and an entire spa suite and spa in Spain.
“In a lot of places, I would say that the spa has the biggest market share,” she explains.
“It is a home that you stay in, it feels like a home.”
It’s not just the spa that has become an increasingly popular part of the design landscape.
The trend is also happening at a cultural level.
McCallery says there are so many different styles of art, from classical art to contemporary art to even contemporary architecture, that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for designers to make a universal style for all the designs.
“The spa is always in a category of art,” she adds.
“When you’re talking about the spa, the design is always the spa.
The spa is in there and it is where you spend your time.”
McCallie says a lot has changed over the years.
“I don’t think people have had to be this way for a very long time,” she recalls.
“Back in the day, we didn’t have to go to the spa to get the spa experience.”
So many people would say: ‘I want to have a spa experience at home, I want to be in the spa with the spa.’
“This trend started back in the 1950s, and has since grown to include more than 20 different design styles, according to McCaffey.”
For us, the word spa is so old, it can’t even be applied to today’s modern spa,” she continues.
When the spa opened in the 1970s, there were a lot more people in Ireland.”
Today, we have more people living in Ireland, and it’s been changing for the better,” she believes.
And it’s not only the spa where this trend is taking hold.
While many of these designers use spa as a tag, it was actually an opening concept in the 1960s, which McCaffy says is not the case anymore.”
There was a spa that was in the city of Dublin, and they called it The Spa, and the people there were so proud of it, and so they would wear white in their rooms,” she laughs.”
They wanted to say, ‘We have the spa’.
“The spa was also the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
But what makes the spa special is the way it’s decorated.
McCaffie says the most popular style of spa design is a three-dimensional look.”
If you’re looking at a spa you are in a room and you have a door, and a window, and you see the water, you can see the reflection of the water through the window, you see light coming in through the water and then you have the mirrors, you have everything that’s in there.
“Then you have what you call a lightroom.”
Mccallie says these types of design elements are extremely important to a spa because they can be extremely relaxing and have a calming effect.
It’s something McCaffie has seen in other design trends as well, including modern design and furniture.
“Modern design is about creating a space where you can relax and be yourself, and be happy, and have some privacy,” she remembers.
“And I think in the past, the spa had a very particular space, where you couldn’t have privacy.”
McCaffie believes the spa itself has become much more of a lifestyle destination, where people go to relax and take in the natural environment.
“One of the biggest things for me in my career has been the relationship with the community, and I think that is where the growth has happened,” she said.
The trend of spa decor is spreading rapidly, but what about the design of the rooms?”
The community is like a bridge to go through, and to have that feeling of being part of that community, is very important.”
The trend of spa decor is spreading rapidly, but what about the design of the rooms?
McCally says it’s important to keep in mind that most people who visit the spa will not stay there long.
“You’ll spend the rest of your time