Skip past the reception desk and into a robe: here’s how to turn your home bath into the day spa of your dreams.
A luxurious home spa designed by Newton’s C. Stumpo Development.
...something more comfortable. You can’t go wrong with a classic white terry—Frette’s ubiquitous Unito cotton bathrobe ($395; 776 Boylston St., 617-267-0500) fits the bill every time—or with pure silk—La Perla’s Maison robe ($1,753; 250 Boylston St., 617-423-5709) is as stunning to look at as it is to wear.
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The Waterspot staff (575 Worcester St., Natick, 508-651-220) can lend a hand in picking out design touches, from handles and hardware to faucets and heating. Or, give your entire toilette a flamboyant, head-to-toe facelift (how about a custom-fit Acryline air-tub and accompanying steam shower?) compliments of Frank Webb (multiple locations).
To make your home spa truly extrasensory, look to Epsom salts. For every-day luxury, try Valentina’s Home Brewed($4 per packet). A Diptyque candle (from $32; Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300) adds a little je ne sais quoi.
While you soak, firm up with a Sisley Paris Flower Gel mask ($140; Saks Fifth Avenue, Copley Place, 617-262-8500) or saturate with Phyto’s Phytokératine Extreme Exceptional mask ($59; Sephora, Prudential Center, 617-262-4200) while keeping your crowning glory dry with an Aquis hair towel turban (from $35).
Finally, when paired with a soothing playlist (tip: any Sade album), a Bose Mini Soundlink II speaker ($199; Apple, 815 Boylston St., 617- 385-9400) enhances the auditory atmosphere.
The Milagro bath towels from Michelle Wiley ($45 each; 8 Union Park, 617-424-6700) are made in Portugal from Egyptian cotton, and are simply divine. Also try the generously sized (read: full-body wrap-able), 802-gram Turkish towels from Restoration Hardware ($59; 234 Berkeley St., 857-239-7202), available in an artist’s palette of shades.