Wednesday, August 26, 2009

a bath with feet, or not?

The next project is the bathroom.  Initial thoughts are that I'd like it to be the sort of bathroom that has a fireplace (but I won't have one), and also the sort of bathroom that has an armchair (and I will have one). So it's time to look for inspiration.

(Photo via Design Heaven)

(Photo via Marley and Lockyer)


I like elements of all these bathrooms, but I'm in two minds about the old-fashioned baths. They are so very in now (or are they already on the way out?) that I wonder whether I'll be the last person in Europe to buy one and still be here dusting dejectedly under it while America leads the way back to fitted baths.   What do you think? 

13 comments:

  1. Oooh I'm loving the green rain drop thingies in the first pic. I say if you have the space to have a big old-fashioned bath, go for it. They are very glam and surely that will never got out of fashion ;)

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  2. Fashion schmashion. If YOU like something, you should HAVE it. I think these baths will always be fab frankly. Oooh that's my second comment today, best stop now. :)

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  3. I"m with Tara. Whenever I make a decision based on trends, it absolutely sucks.

    I love the claw-foot bathtub and the chair is brilliant. My husband and I cannot believe how much time we spend in the bathroom chatting with each other. A chair is necessary for putting my feet up and drinking wine while he has bubbles up to his chin in the claw-foot bathtub. It is the only way we can solve the world's problems.

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  4. I actually have a claw foot tub in my rental apartment, but get this, my landlord has essentially fit it into the wall by building a box around half of it. I kid you not. It breaks my heart, but I guess I should just consider it the best of both worlds?

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  5. The top one! Do it like the top one! That's lovely that is.

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  6. Yes, please do it! I've always, always wanted one. One day, I swear, it's going to happen. But in the meantime, I can live vicariously through you. It would be especially lovely in your house. My expert (ahem) opinion is that they can never be out.

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  7. i hope this isn't immoderate of me to say but......
    i think a bath with feet is a classic that will never go out of style...i wish i had one, i've still got the fitted variety and one day i would like to change it...for something rollback and vast...

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  8. I have always loved the thought of having a fireplace in the bathroom. I guess we can dream!

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  9. So many pretty choices but i love the first one and those floor boards! x

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  10. Thank you all very much for your helpful comments. It's reassuring to see such a unanimous vote!

    Courtney, yes, that's just weird. How about if the bath overflows by mistake some day and ruins that surround, so it has to be removed?

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  11. I put one in my en-bathroom a few years ago and I looove it. They're classics and will always be in fashion.

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  12. I'm a little late to the fray here but I think you should definitely get one Mise, they seem to transcend time and fashion. I almost just got one but was cruelly beaten in the shower over freestanding bath = water all over the floor debate. Who cares about practicality when it looks this good? My husband that's who! Oh well, maybe next time.

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  13. Paula, I have one of those husbands too, and the elegant wafting canopy curtains over freestanding baths always look like props in the photos. So we've compromised on abandoning one cupboard, excuse me, armoire, to make room for a separate shower. Thanks for your comment; still a unanimous vote for freestanding.

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You're looking particularly well.

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