These 9 Freestanding Bathtubs Take Daily Self-Care to a Luxurious New Level
You know you've made it when you've installed a freestanding bathtub in your bathroom. As a bathroom feature, the freestanding tub is the ultimate in luxury. But if you're not there yet, and haven't lucked into a particularly luxurious tub at your rental, the mere concept of this particularly grandiose bathroom fixture is but a dream.
The freestanding tub has been around for nearly 150 years and these days is a marker of status and/or style, as Magdalena Puniewska explains in an epic longform article that examines the history of bathing way back to the Roman Empire.
We strongly believe that the ritual of bathing can be the perfect way to express self-care. Imagine soaking in a freestanding tub while you read a good book and catch some natural rays of light through a nearby window... Pure bliss. Keep that vision in mind as you scroll through these nine incredible freestanding tubs, and consider updating your bathroom décor with some new bathroom accessories from our new Bathe. by Bed Threads bath range.
1. Modern country decadence at The Repose in Dubbo
Below, a spectacular clawfoot tub accompanied by handmade tiles and Bed Threads towels in Turmeric, photographed at Jemima Aldridge's rustic country cottage. "We redesigned the laundry and bathroom layout to create a luxury experience with textural elements," Jemima told us when we visited. Take us there!
2. Utter tranquility at the home of Ayu co-founder Madeleine Whitter
Ayu co-founder Madeleine Whitter and her husband renovated their Frenchs Forest home after moving in, updating both bathrooms and installing this inviting freestanding tub in one. Dedicated to Ayurvedic-inspired wellness, Madeleine has designed a powerful self-care space at home in this bathroom.
3. In the luxe bathroom at Ilana Moses' dreamy Melbourne home
Now this is how you do modern luxury. Inside the Melbourne home of boutique owner Ilana Moses, marble walls and stone flooring surround a glorious freestanding tub.
4. At Sophie Bell's Mediterranean-style farmhouse
The view from this freestanding tub, inside the Mediterranean-style farmhouse of Peppa Hart founder Sophie Bell, is so special—as are those tiles. Located in Northern New South Wales, this is definitely a bathroom that makes full use of natural light and connection to nature.
5. Swaddled in pink at influencer Katie Mack's LA home
Katie Mack's candy coloured home is spectacular in many ways, one of which being the pink and white clawfoot tub. Surrounded by a patchwork of tiles and wall treatments, this bathroom is full of personality and warmth.
6. Inside artist Ashleigh Holmes' Northern Beaches home
A freestanding bathtub requires little else for a bathroom space to make an impact. Inside the home of artist Ashleigh Holmes, the simplicity of this beautifully curved tub beside frosted windows and stone flooring creates a perfectly tranquil atmosphere.
7. By the fireplace at The Estate at Trentham in country Victoria
Perhaps the only thing more luxe than a freestanding bathtub is a freestanding bathtub beside an open fireplace. That's what you'll find inside Lynda Gardener's country Victoria home, and don't you wish you were there right now reading a book and drinking herbal tea?
8. Cottagecore perfection at the home of photographer Sara Parsons
We adore Sara Parsons' romantic clawfoot bathtub, styled perfectly with plants and wooden accessories.
9. Old-world minimalism at Jessica Reed Kraus' SoCal retreat
Jessica Reed Kraus' Southern California home is coastal minimalism at its best. This antique clawfoot tub is perfectly at home under an arched recess, making bath time a daily ritual to look forward to.
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