It’s no surprise that the home Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton shares with her husband in New York City is infused with calm, peaceful vibes. As the founder and CEO of Chillhouse—the Lower East Side’s laid-back cafe/day spa—Cyndi has designed their contemporary one-bedroom apartment to foster that same sense of relaxation and tranquility.
"I love our home because we are so comfortable here, and I am always making tweaks to make it better and better," says Cyndi. "Our home is my escape; it has truly become my sanctuary."
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Although the couple’s airy abode is limited in size—a common challenge with city-living—the lack of square footage hasn’t restricted Cyndi from prioritizing moments of self-care and reflection. The design and cultural influencer explains that she’s been able to cultivate her own oasis in their bathroom, despite having to share the space with her husband.
"In my dream scenario, he and I would absolutely have separate bathrooms," Cyndi notes when highlighting the importance of having your own retreat when sharing a home. "Our bathroom is the place I go to close out my day," she says. "I use this area as my personal space to not only unwind but also practice mindfulness and self-care."
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"After a long day, I love retreating to our bathroom to take a warm bubble-bath," Cyndi says. "I’ll first create a soothing environment by dimming the lights and lighting candles. Then, I’ll often take a few minutes to meditate on the toilet—this is an underrated spot of the bathroom."
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Cyndi relies heavily on sufficient storage to help foster relaxation in her bathroom. "It’s important to learn what works aesthetically for you when it comes to organization," she says. "My beauty products are a big part of my lifestyle. So, I decided to put them on display." Thanks to clear shelving and other contemporary storage solutions, she stylishly keeps all of her most coveted wellness accessories close at hand. "My vanity is like my own department store...I’m very much into all the beauty tools."
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