Adventures in Design: A Wellness Retreat
Wendy Glaister Interiors
Interior Designer, Wendy Glaister makes the homes of her clients profoundly beautiful, meeting that subjective definition for each client she guides. Wendy’s practicality and playfulness are translated into the homes she builds and transforms, fusing her client’s personality and tastes with graceful function and ease. A professional designer for over a decade, she brings a seasoned eye to each project, carefully selecting the moments in each space that will make the room and lend cohesion to the home.
Wendy is a veteran speaker that has presented seminars at the Las Vegas Market and the Boston Design Center. Her involvement in national design organizations include her recent appointment as regional president of ASID and an active membership in NKBA.
Most recently published in Modern Luxury Interiors and 209 Magazine, Wendy’s project work continues to gain attention throughout the region.
Zuo Modern, A410 & A442
The Zuo "Zoey" Chair. This beautiful Hollywood inspired chair, with its sensual curves and plush blush velvet upholstery provides the perfect perch to meditate, sketch and journal. You may see it and enjoy its cocoon-like feel at Zuo in showroom A442. If you're lucky, you may get a sneak peek at Zuo's zen approach to a designer's wellness space. Serena Martin was kind enough to let me take a look and the calm feeling there is so "ommmmmmm."
Wandering along the halls of Building A, I passed the Safavieh showroom and was struck by the beauty of their Aquamarine Square Mosaic Stool. It has a rainbow of pastel colors in a faux mother of pearl mosaic application that really opens it up to the possibility of working alongside all kinds of the season's hottest colors. I went back to learn more and had the pleasure of meeting Edward Pantikain, a regional manager just in from New York, who gave me a brief history of the Ottoman and Persian empires and their influences on world art and design, inspiring trailblazers such as William and Morris, England's first employer of women in the industrial revolution.
A lush rug acts in so many ways to soften and enrich a room. The feeling of luxurious New Zealand wool woven on a loom and dyed with the most subtle, peaceful colors provides the perfect landing space for our wellness retreat. I like Nourison's lovely Artworks Multicolor area rug.
Uttermost, B400 & B420
Bringing in illumination...literally and figuratively...is touted as a major benefit of the Wellness Movement. The gentle curve, antique brass finish over steel and natural linen shade of Uttermost's Balaour floor lamp provide the perfect light source in our special space.
Wendover Art, C378
When I saw this piece, I clapped my hands in excitement. An abstract with the calm and power of nature expressed in a range of color using bold technique. Entitled, "Where the Trails Lead," it brings the viewer to a place of adventurous self-reflection. I invite you to experience the power of the work (and the endless options it will present you in terms of interior pairings) at the Wendover Art Showroom.
Bloomr Home shown by Codarus, C354
We use greenery in every project we accessorize. It makes everything perk up just a little, bringing in some life and organic shape. This year, Bloomr, a company born of a husband a wife team and based in Dubai, brings a fresh feeling to the silk plant landscape of LVMKT. My favorite was the cheery "Pancake Plant" whose full, round, flat leaves make a sweet little addition to our Wellness space. When you visit, I think you'll enjoy the passion of classically trained florist, Zozo and his tech saavy wife, Leah. If you're at Market to find other special stems, they offer over 400 plants and succulents and 3000 loose varieties.
Uttermost, B400 & B420
Crystals are touted to have special healing and vibrational qualities, so a wellness retreat wouldn't be complete without something sparkling and shiny (and also, I can't resist a little bling.) Uttermost has a beautiful amethyst crystal cluster which rests soundly on a 3/4" glass base.
Broken Top Candles shown by Best of Show, C699
Eighteen months ago, I met the lovely Affton Coffelt at a Market Soiree at the Wynn. She was there with her company, Broken Top Candles, and Brenda and I just loved her and her team. I'm happy to report that she's here again at market, now at the impressive Best of Show showroom at C699. As a wellness retreat capitalizes on the senses, a scent that soothes you is one of the most important things to have present in your space. Affton's candles are 100% soy based with no additives. Her body products are made of organic aloe leaf juice, and the linen spray is made of skin hydrating ingredients so that you may use it to freshen your bedding or yourself. I love all of the subtle, understated fragrances, but I think my two favorites are lavender mist and sea salt surf.