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Many of the spaces at The Spa at Fearrington serve dual purposes to great effect and the waiting area with its Swedish farmhouse décor is a prime example. After making your way through Haven, the spa’s store, you’ll pass through a set of French doors to discover a large, open space with soaring ceilings, soft gray walls and bleached wood floors. An oversized spherical chandelier made from wood branches adds to the serene feel. Since this area is also the nail salon, three manicure and three pedicure stations line the perimeters, but staff members move quietly about the room — you likely won’t even notice they’re there. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa's receptionist will guide you to the center of the room where a cozy waiting area has been cleverly created by placing two massive custom high-backed sofas across from each other and a rustic farmhouse table in the center. A console behind the sofa is stacked with glossy magazines ranging from Travel & Leisure to Vogue to Architectural Digest while a side table against the wall offers Harney & Sons teas and glass pitchers filled with citrus- and cucumber-flavored water. Calming trickling sounds from two oversized ceramic fountains also help create a peaceful, comfortable prelude to your relaxing spa treatment ahead.