Create an oasis
“I wanted to create the feeling of a David Hockney pool painting. A simple rectangle of blue”, says Kissinger.
His oasis features date and Bismarck palms in the background.
Why it works: A place that indulges your senses and feels like an escape can be as relaxing as a spa visit or an island vacation.
Get the feeling: Find a scenic spot away from the house. Set up a Bali-style teahouse (eastwestteahouse.net), or just sling a hammock.