This Lisbon Home Has a 115-Year-Old Tub (That Only Cost Around $160!)

published Jun 24, 2024

This Lisbon Home Has a 115-Year-Old Tub (That Only Cost Around $160!)

published Jun 24, 2024
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“My interior style is Scandinavian with clean lines and neutral colors, but with a personal touch,” begins Marikken, who runs the popular Instagram account, @third_floor_left. “Simplicity might be the word that best describes it. I simply feel calmer without too many things around me.”

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The home she lives in is in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal, and she shares it with her boyfriend and their 5-month-old daughter. They’ve owned the 1,582-square-foot apartment for about three and a half years, and Marikken explains that though the space had been renovated before they bought it, they’ve still made their own changes to the home to make it more personal.

“Before we moved in we had the kitchen replaced, a few of the rooms painted, and one of the bathrooms renovated. We have since also renovated the second bathroom,” Marikken explains. “Everything was done on a budget, and we therefore worked around the layout as it was to avoid extra costs with moving pipes, etc. The cast-iron bathtub was a secondhand bargain that we got for 150 euros and had restored.” 

They’ve also recently added a built-in bookshelf that not only brought lots of storage, but also became a design focal point. But their absolute favorite place in their home to spend time on is the sofa.

“We have prioritized getting a big sofa that can fit the whole family as well as guests,” Marikken writes. “With a small baby in the house, daytime naps are precious, and our sofa can fit the whole family napping at the same time.”

Shop This Home’s Style:




  • Dining table — Custom made by local carpenter
  • Angle Pendants — Nordlux
  • Table cloth in washed linen — H&M Home
  • Beräkna glass vase — IKEA
  • Kubus Candle Holder — Audo


  • Voxtorp Matt white kitchen fronts — IKEA
  • Silestone Eternal Statuario countertop — Cosentino


  • Nordli bed — IKEA
  • Wall lamp — AM.PM
  • Paper pendant — Hay  
  • Rug — H&M Home 
  • Bedside tables — Amazon
  • Sideboard — Kinda Home
  • Poster — Paper Collective
  • Panthella Portable Table Lamp — Louis Poulsen



  • Diletta console table/desk — AM.PM
  • Kizu Table Lamp — New Works (limited edition, no longer available. Similar here
  • Rug — H&M Home
  • Bookshelf — Custom made by local carpenter


  • C1 Customizable bathroom furniture — Codis
  • Tap — Ritmonio
  • Linea Tool tiles — Margres
  • Mirror with oak frame — Zara Home
  • Lucilla wall lamp — Kave Home


  • C1 Customizable bathroom furniture – Codis  
  • Cast iron bathtub — Secondhand
  • Lindbyn mirror — IKEA
  • Lucilla wall lamp — Kave Home
  • Wooden stool — Zara Home
  • Molger bench — IKEA

Thanks, Marikken!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.