The Concept

- Interior Designer - Leslie Ryall

The Concept of the Wineglass Wellness Retreat is Western Wellness while showing respect and appreciation for Traditional Native Elements. The Retreat will be designed around its original heritage architecture, preserving the features essential to its character and updating the less significant parts to adapt to contemporary living.

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Sensory Room

The Sensory Room will be specifically designed to promote wellness and healing. It will be a nurturing and recovery oriented therapeutic environment utilized to promote self-organization and positive change, a safe and quiet space that is sensory supportive and used for crisis-de- escalation and prevention. The thoughtfully created room, will be designed around the belief that healing begins at the root of our senses: Sight, Smell, Sound and Touch.

The walls of this room will be wrapped in coziness using wood panelling to evoke the beauty of nature while a comfortable place to sit or lie with weighted blankets provides a place to read or journal.

It has been well known through generations that sound plays a significant role in supporting human spirit and our physical, mental and emotional health. The option of sound healing through the use of a crystal singing bowl, relaxing music or a sound machine will be provided. A large scenic piece of artwork, a comfy rug and floor pillows will provide a place for meditation while a water feature such as a fountain or fish tank will provide environmental stimuli and calming effects of nature to the room. Aromatherapy can have a positive effect and offer relief from those suffering from PTSD, an optional aromatic diffuser will be added for those who benefit from the use of aromas for their healing properties.

PTSD symptoms can influence the experience of light sensitivity, a window, providing natural light will be fitted for blinds and drapery to allow for room darkening while lighting fixtures will be installed on dimmer switches. A Light therapy device may also be an option.

Music Room

Music evokes emotions and influences mood, the bright and inviting living room will be used for seating and musical therapy. An old vintage piano, a selection of guitars, some wooden instruments and hand drums will be provided as therapeutic tools to support development, health, and spiritual well-being.

“Set life’s rhythm with your heart- drum.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lounge

Office

Kitchen

The kitchen is in need of a full renovation. We will keep the existing blue tile and add a limestone wash paint technique to the upper half to compliment the plastered walls. Wallpaper or wainscoting could also be an option here.

To keep with the original character and heritage of the home, we will source out appliances, fixtures and finishes influenced by the 19th century. The kitchen will be outfitted with a farmhouse - style sink, lower cabinets in a dark finish and rows of upper raw wood shelving, giving this kitchen an uncomplicated, effortless charm reminding us of days gone by. The dated tiles will be replaced with low - maintenance and comfortable vinyl floors mimicking the look of natural slate stone.

Multi-Purpose Room

Family members of loved ones with PTSD can suffer from stress and experience debilitating effects. To support and incorporate family wellness, the addition to the back of the ranch will be used for a multi-purpose games room for families to access. A seating area in-front of a newly installed two-way fireplace will serve as a cozy spot for conversation or family therapy sessions. An added floating table with bar type stools will provide a place for families to connect and enjoy board games and such. The existing cabinets will be painted to compliment the rest of the design scheme and be utilized for yoga matts, fitness equipment and other outdoor items that require storage when not in use. The walls will be wrapped in the same warm panelling used throughout the rest of the ranch.

Bathroom

Family members of loved ones with PTSD can suffer from stress and experience debilitating effects. To support and incorporate family wellness, the addition to the back of the ranch will be used for a multi-purpose games room for families to access. A seating area in-front of a newly installed two-way fireplace will serve as a cozy spot for conversation or family therapy sessions. An added floating table with bar type stools will provide a place for families to connect and enjoy board games and such. The existing cabinets will be painted to compliment the rest of the design scheme and be utilized for yoga matts, fitness equipment and other outdoor items that require storage when not in use. The walls will be wrapped in the same warm panelling used throughout the rest of the ranch.