Best Dressed Bathroom Wall – Spa Palazzo
The Spa Palazzo at the Boca Raton Resort is a Moorish Masterpiece. I am not a historian, but I benefit from my historian partner, Stuart. The Spa is so amazing, the pictures say it all, but it is interesting that a Roman/Arab/Turkish/Byzantine design is just so perfect for a Spa. The Romans felt it a public service to provide baths for the people. Constantinople became the Rome of the East and when Turkey conquered it they acquired the baths. While the Europeans bathed, the Turks made bathing an art form even adding steam, rub downs and towels. The book “The Pillars of Hercules by the English Author David Urquhart popularized the Turkish Baths in the 1850’s. Over 600 were opened in London alone. The crazy gorgeous tile work is perfect for a spa/bath.
It felt so wonderful to be in this room, I had to have a bath. You can see the bubbles in the tub on the far right. That was mine.
I loved the ceiling with the lighting behind beautiful grilles. That pattern was repeated throughout.
Wonderful attention to detail with the decorative grilles used for their HVAC.
The Best Dressed Spa/Bath Wall
Here is a very similar ornament for the walls.
Decorators Supply also has the ornament surrounding the arches but no easy online picture of it Style 7593. It is 14-1/2″H x 10-1/2″W and $38.03 each.
The Spa Entrance Vestibule
Lots of manpower to create this space. Don’t let me discourage anyone from attempting to recreate this look. As soon as I saw the space I remembered that Decorators Supply had this ornament in plaster and compo.