Why a home steam room is the ultimate in bathroom luxury

There are few things more relaxing than spending time in a steam room. Many ancient cultures used steam as a purification ritual. The use of stimulating steam and regulated heat can benefit our circulation and lymphatic systems and help remove toxins from the body.

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Today, simple devices such as Rogerseller’s ‘Hammam’ allow us to enjoy the relaxation and detoxification benefits of steam in our own homes. All you need is a small space with access to plumbing, the right fittings and a little creativity and you can transform it into your very own private steam room.

The positive effects on the mind and body are endless. Relaxing in a steam room helps eliminate stress, tension and anxiety. It improves the look and condition of your skin by creating a deep cleanse through sweating.

When designing your own steam room, keep in mind that it is an intimate, private space. Use finishes that will encourage calming energy. Think jewel-like mosaics, perfumed timber understated and moody hues. For a completely luxurious experience that will treat your mind, body and soul you could also consider upgrading your steam room with chromatheropy (colour light therapy), music and aromatherapy.

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Steam Room 3

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Steam Room 5

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Mia Lake
Mia Lake is the Interior Design Director at Vic Lake Architect (VLA). VLA is a family business specialising in high end residential homes and boutique multi residential developments. The collaboration between sophisticated architecture and considered interiors, VLA approaches their projects holistically and cohesively. Mia’s design journey began at Sydney’s The Whitehouse Institute of Design. She was awarded a yearlong scholarship to further her studies internationally at Accademia Italiana. That year in Florence, Italy was a major influence on her career and design style. Prior to VLA, Mia’s has been fortunate to work at two leading Sydney interior design practices, Arent&Pyke and Briony Fitzgerald Design, specialising in high end residential interior design and custom made furnture. A strong construction knowledge, understanding and love of craftsmanship, and sensitivity to the client’s practical needs are the key ingredients to a Mia’s successful design. Mia loves using luxurious natural materials, colour and layering textures. She believes injecting personality into spaces and surrounding yourself with objects that tell stories of your live, makes you happy and inspires. A well designed space can truly improve the way you live.