This is that part of the winter where you just feel really, really tired of winter. Christmas has come and gone. The snow that once felt magical has turned to dirty clumps encrusting the sidewalk. All the stores are showing summer clothes, but you're just. So. Cold. There is only one way to cope with this, and that is with a hot toddy, and a hot bath.
I've always been a connoisseur of bathrooms, which I come by from both my love of design, and my love of baths. For this roundup of bathrooms I looked for spaces that appealed to both sides: truly gorgeous bathrooms, but also bathrooms with luxurious soaking tubs where I wouldn't mind spending an hour. Or five. Or maybe the rest of the winter. I'll see you guys in May.
This copper tub, already filled by an unseen hand, seems perfect for a dark-hued bathroom from West Country Shutters. I can imagine reclining here while reading a somber British novel and drinking a glass of wine (or stout).
By contrast, this bathroom from House to Home is appealingly bright — although the fireplace, and scattered rugs, still add an element of coziness.
Here is the space that inspired this post, a wild and wonderful soaking tub in a loft created by Witteveen Architects. Its placement, and design, are so unusual, and yet so strange and otherworldly and inviting, that I could just jump right in.
There's more than a bit of luxury in the creation of this giant wood soaking tub from Dezeen — and just a bit of exhibitionist in its placement.
Speaking of exhibitionism: this outdoor soaking tub, in a bathroom from Techne, is only for the very brave — or for those very confident in the privacy of their home. But for anyone so situated, what could be more luxurious than bathing in the out of doors?
That massive marble tub makes this space from Architectural Digest seem less like a bathroom and more like a temple to the art of bathing.
This luxurious modern tub, in a luxurious modern bathroom, is from Captured Aesthetic on Instagram.
Speaking of luxury...what could be more luxurious than a couch in the bedroom? Photo from AD Russia.
This built-in soaking tub, spotted on Arch Daily, recalls more than a bit the wonderfully over-the-top bathrooms of the 80s. There's even a sort of ledge designed specially for reclining, once you're able to fill up the massive tub (which I would imagine takes quite a while).
A terrazzo curb and a surround of loose stone make this wooden tub from Chambers + Chambers Architects (via the D Pages) a real showstopper, although they might also make getting in and out of the tub a bit of a challenge.
This rather traditionally-styled bathroom from Domino looks like an excellent place to while away an afternoon.
A little greenery makes this beautiful bathtub from JJ Locations especially inviting.
The tiled soaking tub (and the turtle?) give this bathroom from Elle Decoration a lot of character.
This bathroom by Steven Harris Architects, with its moss carpet and indoor tree, might just make you feel like you're taking a bath in your own private woodland.
Not only is this tub from Sketch 42 clad in white marble (as is the wall beyond), but is also has an accompanying built-in couch where you can sprawl, Roman emperor-style, either pre- or post-bath. It was designed by Isabelle Stanislas Architecture (also lead image above).
This certainly looks like a lovely bathroom, but the real appeal of this sport from Homes to Love is the view.
I imagine it's hard not to feel like the most important person in the world when you're soaking in this tub from Elle Decor, underneath a cathedral-like ceiling.
In the bathroom of an English country house from Period Living, a modern tub is lit by a beautiful diamond-paned window.
This luxurious concrete tub is part of a Greek guesthouse spotted on My Domaine.
Every bit of this bathroom from My Scandinavian Home — the floor, the walls, the dramatic ceiling-mounted showerhead, and especially the tub — speaks luxury. I can see myself staying for a while.