The poet Sylvia Plath famously once wrote: “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” We couldn’t agree more, especially if the soak in question is in one of these heavenly vessels.
Published January 11, 2018, Updated April 1, 2021
The juxtaposition of country rustic boonies beyond the windows and full-on Kardashian-level excess indoors feels naughty and nice in this bathroom featuring “Diamond,” a glossy fibregloss glam tub by Maison Valentina.
As smooth as a just-formed vessel from a potter’s wheel is this stunner of a soaker from Aquatica Bath. Part of the Aquatica Coletta collection, the fierce freestanding looker is made of concrete and elevates the bathtub to luxury status. These are our favourite luxury products for the perfect bath routine.
Chances are you’ve never seen a stop-in-your-tracks tub like The Canopy Bath. With its blue tinge and unusual lines, it’s truly for someone after a unique vibe in the bathroom. The original Edwardian shower bath with zinc hood and overhead shower and body sprays translates into the ultimate bathing experience.
The Rockwell Bath from The Water Monopoly has the most charming feet – sort of like the posterior of a cottontail bunny. The modern twist on an antique bath, which is available in a range of colours, looks deceptively weighty but is actually lightweight. Add these house plants to your bathroom to help reduce humidity.
We love the slipper shape of this soaker tub with its high-gloss black and gold accents. Not only comfortable thanks to its curved shape, the Newton tub by Maison Valentina is also a piece of art!
With the Grain
Freestanding bathtubs (and vessel sinks) made of wood lend a natural elegance to any bathroom. We love the ones hand-crafted in Germany via Vancouver at The Wooden Bathroom. Made of mahogany, walnut, cherry or choose from seven other wood species (this soft-edged one, Monaco, is made of oak), the tubs are truly something to behold.
Quirky and Cool
With its jaunty splayed feet and bulbous basin, the Ottocento bathtub from Italy’s Agape is a whole lot of fun. Yet its minimalistic form also has a certain serious architectural presence, don’t you think? The two-toned tub is made from a modern composite called Cristalplant that helps retain the warmth of the water.
Sultry and Scalloped
Rocking the rococo is this artful golden basin, Koi, from Maison Valentina. Made from aged brushed brass and inspired by Japanese water gardens, it feels right at home in the luxurious setting. This includes an ornate demi-lune table with etched legs and an opulent chandelier.
Doesn’t this scene remind you of a 19th century painting? That’s the power of the Delafon Bath, a sculptural tub that brings elements of the Victorian age to life. The Delafon is a reproduction of a French cast iron bath originally manufactured by Jacob Delafon in the early 1900s. The bath is cast from recycled brake discs (!) in England and is available with a painted exterior (as shown with blue lines similar to the original), polished or patinated.