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Like much of the Forbes Travel Guide recommended Barnsley Resort, the interior of The Spa at Barnsley Resort aims for low-key, traditional comfort. With floral carpeting in green and taupe, white painted trim and horizontal, caramel-colored wood paneling, the main corridor leading from the entrance to reception draws you into the welcoming private spa. Reception is a circular room where a low wooden desk and desktop computer are surrounded by brass étagères filled with spa products. Wooden doors, lockers and furniture reflect the natural setting of your surroundings, and casual rattan armchairs and ottomans dot the lounges, often at the edges of Oriental carpets laid directly over tile floors in the wet areas. Scalloped linen lampshades on side lamps are an inviting, homey touch, and even the marble sink counter has a fabric skirt.
The Spa at Barnsley Resort is fashioned after a European horse stable, with an interior design that reflects an Old World country style. Aromatic Spanish cedar paneling lines the common area walls, while soft colors and 12-foot ceilings create a relaxed setting.