WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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think about the most relaxing place in the house. Which room comes to mind? The kitchen? The family room? The bedroom? If the master bathroom didn't pop into mind, it may be time to think about an upgrade. Whether planning a new master bath in a THE MASTER BATHROOM custom home, revamping an outdated bathroom, or repurposing an unused room in an historic, space-at-a-premium colonial, think of the master bathroom as a gift you give yourself and your significant other. Your own personal D AW N D E L L A S A N TA - S WA N N writer restorative retreat. "The master bathroom," says interior designer Laura Meyer, "is less of a utilitarian space and more of a place where people want to spend time relaxing." Think of a spa. Create a refreshing space for cleansing and regenerating the body and the mind. Zero in on the four main elements: bath, shower, vanities, and toilet or water closet. Browse through pictures of master bathrooms in magazines or visit online pinboards to find what will make your heart sing each time you step into your retreat. But don't confine yourself to obvious sources for inspiration. For example, one Wellesley family loved their trip to Bali so much that they brought a little bit of it home. Entering their Indonesian oasis, you're greeted by glowing wood, pots of bamboo, and two granite hand-washing sinks beside a dedicated, insuite yoga studio. The focal point is a carved stone Balinese artifact incorporated into a massive grey rock fireplace built to chase away the chill of a Wellesley winter morning—just in time for yoga. 37 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e U P P LY C O M PA N Y, I N C . PEABODY S ESY OF COURT TO

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