I’d Walk a Thousand Miles For Vanessa Carlton’s Copper Tub

updated Oct 27, 2020
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As “A Thousand Miles” suggested, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton has, in fact, made her way downtown. More specifically, downtown in SoHo, Manhattan, where the singer resides in a stylish utilitarian loft that used to be a mercantile factory. Carlton recently welcomed Architectural Digest into her loft, where she revealed her love of bathrooms. Along with her New York digs, Carlton also showed off her bathroom in her second home in Nashville, Tennessee—one that features the most elegant copper bathtub. And reader, I would walk a thousand miles for Carlton’s copper tub.

The bathrooms in both her SoHo and Nashville home were designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, an interior designer who has also worked on Mandy Moore’s dreamy home in Los Angeles. After a successful stint designing her loft, Carlton enlisted Samuel once again to convert an attic space into a bathroom in her Nashville home. Done entirely virtually with help from colleagues based in Nashville, Samuel transformed the space into a black-walled, checker-tiled floor oasis with luxe accents. The star of the show is undoubtedly the copper tub, which Carlton found on Etsy, of all places.

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“I love, love, love dark rooms that get a ton of light,” Carlton told AD of the space. “I’d always wanted a copper tub, but they are always hammered or a funky color. My one big contribution is I found the tub on Etsy in that perfect color with beautiful shine.” The Nashville bathroom is a major juxtaposition from her SoHo master bathroom, which has clean white walls and white marble-tiled floors and wall accents. There’s also a guest bathroom with the dreamiest 1920s-inspired mosaic tile floor and claw tub.

“I’ve lived in dorms in NYC and a rental in Hell’s Kitchen. I’ve come a long way,” Carlton said. “To lie in a really nice tub in New York will never get old—it’s a miracle.”

Watch Carlton’s “Open Door” segment for major loft and bathroom envy.