Luxe Bath Blog - Luxurious Bath Experiences
Give Your Guest Bath a fancy Hotel Feel 0
First give the bathroom a good cleaning. Our guests bath is very small with a tiny little cabinet so organization is key which means cut the clutter.
Once it all clean and tidy go the extra mile by giving your towels a hotel touch with an easy fold and tuck in either a gift or a decor item like these gold Christmas balls.
You know those nice cotton cloth napkins you only use once or twice a year? Roll them and leave them in the guest bath this holiday season for hand drying.
Once it all done, do not forget to add up some luxurious bath rug.
If you happen to have a tub in your guest bath, go all the way by adding up a good quality of bathtub caddy.
And for the finishing touch, do not forget the Christmas scents, and you're all done.
- Mai Perez
10 Features of Luxury Bathrooms 0
So what are the characteristics of luxury bathrooms today?
1. Amenities for Pampering
One of the main features of luxury bathrooms are available amenities such as lusciously soft towels, high-quality bath rugs and a generous supply of high end quality products.
2. Solidity and Quality
The most outstanding feature all luxury bathrooms have in common is their flair of solidity and quality. This is primarily reflected by the building materials used such as marble, granite and luxurious quartz crystal floor tiles.
3. Luxurious Beauty Products
Displaying luxurious beauty products such as Kiel soap and lotions from Bronnley, Yardley or Molton Brown that have royal warrants of appointment will clearly be associated with lavish style.
4. Sophisticated Design
A well-thought-out design is a further hallmark of high-quality bathrooms. A luxurious flair is the end-result of a stylistically harmonious room with good alignment which can be seen as soon as one enters the room, especially when the bathroom furniture has been carefully selected to establish an elegant atmosphere. In the bathroom of the Royal Suite of the quintessentially royal luxury hotel The Goring, where the Duchess of Cambridge spent the night on the eve of her wedding, a portrait of Queen Victoria hangs behind a glass wall –inside the shower. Alongside such opulence, the artistic arrangement of beams and cornices enrich large bathrooms. These stylistic devices cleverly affect the eyes, as they stimulate multi-layered perspectives, embellishing the bathroom with depth and a multidimensional quality.
5. Free Standing Bathtub
When one sees antique bath tubs in Roman gardens or in old mansions, the design of freestanding tubs hasn´t changed in essentials. The shape of the freestanding bathtub has been maintained for hundreds of years, because it is a classic shape whose dimensions serve the same purpose today as in times past. Antique and contemporary free standing bath tubs are characteristically oval and decorative and can therefore be positioned in the centre of a bathroom – almost like a sculpture to be shown off to its best advantage. Ornamental free standing baths deserve to be put centre stage in the heart of a luxurious bathroom. Many of these are adorned with an eye-catching plinth, which conveniently also hides unsightly pipework.
6. Luxury Underfoot
In ancient Rome artistic mosaics embellished the floors of Roman baths. In modern times we decorate and improve our luxury bathrooms with floor lights, floor heating and underfloor LED lighting. This is, after all, a very pleasant warmth, because you can feel the warmth directly underfoot. An added advantage of illuminated floors is that the senses are more subtly engaged by light that shines from below. In ancient Rome the floors were heated with the hypocaust, an ancient Roman floor heating system. This Roman heating system was a large heater through which hot air was funnelled. With this heating system the ancient Romans were able heat their baths as well as large seating benches and walls. Today radiant heat is used, which is installed into the floors and walls internally behind floor-to-ceiling wall panels and allows for the bathroom to look more chic and clear-cut while providing even and dust-free heat.
7. Noble Ambiance
A luxurious ambiance can be achieved through a well-designed room that is inviting. In antiquity mural art and aesthetic sculptures were used to create an interesting and entertaining ambiance for visitors. This isn´t so different today, although modern technology enables us to install invisible in-wall speakers, CD-players, televisions and server systems storing and streaming video and audio content to televisions around the house and into bathrooms; these can even be integrated into mirrors to enhance the feeling of luxury. Other methods of creating a comfortable and practical ambiance are utilizing wall alcoves, sunken bathtubs and shower seat niches. Luxury bathrooms are usually spacious enough to accommodate more cumbersome luxury furniture, too. A beautiful divan is just the ticket for a spacious luxury bathroom.
8. Elaborate Lighting
In the past oil lamps, candles and torches were used for lighting. Since the 19th century we have electric light and since 1962 we even have colored LED light, which is often used in modern luxury designer bathrooms for accentuating floor tiles, flowing water and fluorescence in showers. Innovative light can instantly spark a feeling of luxury; this is why it is strategically placed in the room as another feature of the luxury bathroom.
9. Costly Scent
To cater to all senses, scent is often used in luxury bathrooms in order to create a pampering atmosphere and mood. Essential oils were a particularly luxurious commodity in the middle ages in Europe, because these were rare and expensive goods.
Sculptures, stained glass windows and artistically ingenious architectural techniques, mosaics, frescoes, plastering and columns are still being used today to beautify luxurious bathrooms. One wonders why antique objects of art and classical architectural techniques are still being used for luxury bathrooms today. The reason is that ionic, Corinthian and Doric columns, sculptures, etc. are still regarded as timeless, decorative and luxurious and the reason why this hasn´t changed lies in the fact that our association of harmony and beauty also known as the golden ratio or golden section is reflected in these harmonious pieces of art.
- Mai Perez
A Guide to the Best Rain Shower Head 0
Transform your plain old bathroom into an at-home spa. You’ll look forward to your shower every day.
Our top rated shower head is built to deliver years of enjoyment, constructed of durable ABS plastic with a gleaming chrome finish. It looks great in any bathroom and resists rusting and tarnishing. The swivel flex head allows you to adjust the spray to suit your personal tastes.
Wide Shower Head
Does your shower head spray not provide enough coverage? Don’t get left in the cold—get the Luxe RainLuxe Rainfall Shower Head!
Over 100 jets over a large, 8” wide area deliver a drenching, luxurious rainshower.
High Pressure High Flow Rain Shower Head
High flow of water feels like you're standing under a natural waterfall.
At 14.5 PSI, it flows at 3 Gal. per minute. At 43 PSI, it flows at 5.2 Gal./min.
Easy No-Leak Installation
Twists on in just minutes—no tools or plumber required!
Universal kit fits all standard bathroom plumbing. Adjustable swivel head lets you angle the spray just right.
Top Quality Shower Head
The Luxe Rainfall Shower Head is durable and long lasting. Designed for a universal fit. It delivers fantastic water flow to ensure an indulgent shower experience. Lush and powerful, it performs well at high or low water pressure.
- Mai Perez
Best Scented Candle Gifts for Christmas 2018 0
Give your loved one a premium scented candle this Christmas; we have selected the top festive-themed candles with a luxurious and unique twist
Luxe Aromatherapy Collection: It comes in three unique scents:
- CALM - Lavender Vanilla: Enjoy total serenity and utmost peace while relaxing in the tub or listening to the birds from your favorite armchair.
- REFRESH - Lavender Sage: Bring new vibrancy to your environment while entertaining guests with this uplifting, crisp and inviting scent.
- RELAX - Sandalwood Jasmine: Perfect for every day kicking back while you let the concerns and stresses of the day float away.
🔥 LARGE 3 WICK CANDLE – At 13 ounces (370 grams), your room will be filled with the relaxing aromas of lavender and vanilla. The candle is 4.7" diameter x 3 ¾" tall.
🔥 BURNS EVENLY – Our exclusive blend of pure soy wax and fiber wicks that won't burn out allow you to use the entire candle.
🔥 LONG LASTING – The candle will burn for 25 - 35 hours.
🔥 STRONG SCENT – High intensity, highly concentrated with top quality essential oils along with pure vegetable wax.
🔥 DECORATIVE CANDLE – Designed with beauty in mind, your candle will fit in with nearly any décor. Comes with a wooden lid and seal to keep your candle fresh.
Aubert & Amandine Aromatherapy Scented Candles contain a generous amount of aromatherapy oils and a sleek design. They are a perfect choice to fragrance a larger room in the most discerning home. Try ‘COMFORT to create a warm atmosphere when you entertain with its inviting scents of apple and cinnamon.
Aubert & Amandine candles are free from all (petroleum-based) paraffin products and additives. With natural fiber wicks they burn evenly filling your space with the luxurious fragrance.
Use them in any room where you want style and the best smelling candles. Your bath room, kitchen, bedroom, office – really anywhere. The large size, scented throughout with the finest essential oils ensures the scent will fill your room to the very end.
COMFORT Limited Edition Aromatherapy Scented Soy Candle w 3 Wick Candles (Apple Cinnamon) -
Indulge yourself or someone special with our luxuriously scented 3 wick candles. With a range of essential oil scents and the flickering light of the candle, you can create the perfect ambience.
The cozy scents of apple and cinnamon promote relaxation comfort during the holiday season. The apple scents freshen the sensual cinnamon that is sometimes used as a physical and emotional stimulant. Researchers have found that it reduces drowsiness, irritability, and the pain and number of headaches, and can improve performance several types of memory tasks.
- Spicy – as you smell the cinnamon, you’ll be transported to warm memories
- Fresh – There is a cooling sensation as the aroma travels to your olfactory nerves. (similar to the feeling when you smell toothpaste or mints)
Comfort Essential oil: Cinnamon Fragrance Family: Oriental
- Mai Perez
Get Inspired with Different Bathroom Themes 0
The bathroom is your rightful personal space where you start your good day ahead and ends with a soothing wash down of the day’s stress. Coupled that with the right fixtures and decorations affects the ambience, and making it more than just a comfortable small area at home.
Here are a few styles that will definitely bring the wow factor into your house.
It is absolutely fine to keep a white bathroom if that is what you would prefer but if you are bored of it, jazz it up with some style. If a subtle change is what you want, choose tiles with a white base and minimum texture on it, just to give it a little pop.
Dark and Intimate
The current trend homeowners tend to go towards for their bathrooms would be dark and intimate, to aim for a spa-like bathroom. For most of us, a spa session is something we rarely have the time for so why not transform your bathroom into a spa?
Bright and Intimate
If you like the idea of an intimate spa-like bathroom but feels that dark colours are too gloomy for your liking, you are still able to create the same intimate ambience with lighter colours.
The best of both worlds
If neither dark nor light is what you want, why not combine and create your own spa-style? Mix it up with both dark and bright colours, keeping the secondary elements to complete the look.
Unwind and relax
Everyone wants a little break from life. Similar to the spa bathroom, the resort bathroom is a design which allows you to be surrounded by nature, but in a lighter tone.
‘Raw exposed’ Concrete
Having such a strong finish for the entire bathroom may not be suitable for most of us, due to the tough and raw image of it. If you are interested in a concrete finishing but thinks it’s too rough, there are ways to go around it for added elegance and classiness.
- Mai Perez
Candle Burning Tips 0Preventing memory rings.
As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size.
Use a lid for a clean burn.
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/8 inch at all times.
We suggest trimming the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When wick trimming, you should always extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature, and trim the wick to 1/8 of inch before relighting.
Use a wick trimmer for a perfect trim.
Here’s how to properly use a wick trimmer:
- Place the bottom of the trimmer flush with the surface of the candle.
- Rock the trimmer back so that the “elbow” now rests on the surface of the candle.
- Ensure that your trimmer is at a 45-degree angle to get the proper wick length. This will prevent the wick from being cut too short, causing the candle to burn improperly.
- Bring the two handles together to trim the wick. Discard the remnant wick before lighting.
Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
It is recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting.
Follow the half inch rule.
Discontinue use of a candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. By following this instruction, the glass will not get too hot.
For safety’s sake.
Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
How to Store Your Candle Properly
The candle wax and fragrance oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard or box will protect it from fading and discoloration.
- Mai Perez