This continues a series of posts that examines the way design can bring elegance to even the most seemingly mundane household fixtures. Shower enclosures, it turns out, can be breathtakingly beautiful. So can kitchen and bathroom sinks. And now we're turning our attention to the humble bathtub. If you thought clawfoot tubs were as good as it gets, you were so, so wrong.
(Note: There hasn't be a piece yet on the world's most beautiful toilets. But just you wait.)
Above: A beautiful bathtub in a beautiful setting, spotted on My Domaine. I could probably soak here with a glass of wine and a good book for, oh, forever.
Thing to add to your someday dream home list: a gold bathtub. From Indico Painting.
This elegantly simple modern tub provides the perfect counterpoint to its rustic surroundings. Spotted on Yellowtrace.
The gold bathtub's slightly humbler (but no less lovely) cousin, the copper bathtub, spotted in a space from West Country Shutters.
If this bathtub were a real boat, you could submerge yourself in water while also floating in water. Deep. Image from The Style Files.
A marble tub — so lovely and so cool. From Luxe.
The sunken tub is alive and well, as proved by this shot from Elle Decoration. Just be sure to watch your step.
Clawfoot tubs are great, and even better in gorgeous jewel tones. Spotted on My Scandinavian Home.
A beautiful black tub from Desire to Inspire.
Concrete is a humble material, but, as the Romans knew, it can be used to make wonderful things. Bathroom from The Style Files.
A stone soaking tub spotted on Vogue Living.
A lovely modern tub by Patricia Urquiola for Agape.
And finally, a beautiful freestanding bath from The Style Files.