Eighth and Eden is a high-end wellness and aesthetic clinic set within rolling Worcestershire countryside, offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments and supporting wellness therapies. When owner Dr Chloe Butler converted Eden Barn as an entry hub to the clinic’s holistic treatment centre she wanted to create a luxurious and engaging space where guests can relax before their therapy, enjoy wholesome food or a drink, pick up practitioner-vetted beauty and wellness products and take part in events and workshops.
Eden Barn offers a peaceful environment that immediately puts guests at ease with a comfortable area where clients can relax before their therapy. The practical and flexible design effortlessly supports mental, spiritual and environmental wellbeing, the central pillars of Eighth and Eden’s philosophy.
Key to presenting a reassuring professional impression but without feeling medical and impersonal was the use of soft curves. Embracing the mental health benefits of being connected with nature, a soft neutral colour palette and natural materials create a calming and restful environment where guests can achieve a sense of wellbeing.
Chloe explained: “It has been proven that people feel more at ease in spaces that include curves over hard edges and that was a huge influence when we were creating Eden Barn. We incorporated the use of circles and curves within our design and decor choices to create a sense of comfort, flow and balance.”
Eden Barn features a welcoming entrance and pre-treatment area that combines the clean and simple elements of a clinic environment with warm, soft touches that provide the ambiance of a beautiful hotel. Incorporating natural textures and tones using materials such as wood, wicker and linen, as well as splashes of greenery, has lent the space an inviting organic feel.
Against a light and airy colour scheme of muted white shades, Honey Oak from the Van Gogh collection offers a characterful yet practical flooring with the look of reclaimed timber. The unobtrusive light golden ash tones and subtle grain details complement the pared back interior and adds depth and texture.
Chloe added: “Whilst it was important for us to keep a natural earthy image, the practical difficulties of using raw materials such as wood proved difficult from a practical perspective. Being a clinical environment, hygiene factors were of utmost importance when specifying materials.
“We knew that the flooring needed to be hypoallergenic and easy to clean to medical grade standards on a daily basis. The advantage of choosing Karndean flooring was the fact it has a hygienic surface protection system which is water resistant and won’t warp if it gets wet. We have many guests through the doors so we needed to ensure our flooring choice was as durable as it was beautiful.
“Eden Barn is now a space that you feel drawn to and want to spend time in. It’s not a transient setting but encourages pause and relaxation. The end result is a haven of pure countryside tranquillity where all your stress will melt away the minute you walk through the door. Which is exactly what we wanted!”
To find out more about Eighth and Eden, visit www.eighthandeden.co.uk