The simple pleasure of a hot bath turns ultra luxurious when you sink into a foreign bathtub in a carefully constructed and impeccably designed space. If you're considering a trip, and the best pools or the best rooftops aren't among your top criteria, look for a more intimate simmering spot. These alluring tubs for hire will indulge your travel bug, induce relaxation, warm your body, and satiate an appreciation of exquisite design.1. Escape the mainland of Italy to Hotel Tragara in Tragara, Capri, and take in sweeping views of the Faraglioni rocks just off the coast from this deep, serene, and sturdy tub. 2. Who wouldn't feel at home in the glowing light and warm stone bathtub at Ett Hem, an arts and crafts private-residence-turned-hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden? 3. Make sure to book a room with a view at The NoMad Hotel in New York, NY, for a lavish en-suite claw-foot bathtub overlooking the Empire State Building. Restored by French designer Jacques Garcia, The NoMad mixes New York modern with classic European style. 4. Talk about an exclusive way to lave: the Singita Boulders Lodge in Sabi Sand, South Africa, is set on the picturesque Sand River in a private reserve. Vacationers have the choice between a dip in the pool or an outdoor tub.
A hot bath can feel indulgent even in the most modest of tubs, but soaking in something spectacular is an experience. If you've ever chosen a hotel suite based on the size of its jacuzzi or fantasized about owning an antique clawfoot, you're in for a treat. From haute hardware to crazy cool locations, these Instagram shots represent what we love most about this soothing ritual.
We loved this urban oasis at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year but couldn't help but ask: would someone really bathe on his or her deck in the middle of Manhattan?
What do you think? If you lived here, would you use the outdoor bathtub?
Serena & Lily is our go to for great bedding, lighting, and rugs and for the next two days, they are offering 20 percent off (almost) everything on the site. Spring is the perfect excuse (I mean "time") to scoop up fresh towels, sheets, and shower curtains. Hurry — it ends at midnight tomorrow! We'll see you there.
Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors recently shared two bathroom remodels her firm completed in a San Francisco Victorian, and the results are truly impressive. Jennifer told us, "Both spaces were cramped, outdated, and awkward to use. The clients hoped for functional, stylish spaces that reflected a contemporary aesthetic that still fit with the period of the house."
Check out before and after pictures, as well as Jennifer's tips for adding a similar look to your powder room or bathroom when you keep reading.
Color-crazed design guru Jonathan Adler has partnered with Kohler for a brand new collection of vibrantly hued kitchen and bathroom sinks that just became available.Made from enameled cast iron, the sleek, candy-colored sinks are perfect for adding a cheery dose of color in an unexpected way. Offered in four colorways — Greenwich Green, Piccadilly Yellow, Palermo Blue, and Annapolis Navy — the sinks feel refreshingly bold yet timeless. We love the way they pop in a white kitchen! In keeping with Kohler's reputation for quality products and service, the sinks even come with a lifetime guarantee. Tell us, which hue is your favorite?
- Tour a vintage industrial farmhouse in Ohio.
- Tour a vintage industrial farmhouse in Ohio. — Houzz
- Find out who are the hottest designers of the moment. — Stylelist Home
- These entry storage ideas may surprise you. — Real Simple
- Reinventing the white kitchen. — House Beautiful
- The minimalist bathroom: do you love it or hate it? — Curbed
- Explore Restoration Hardware's new deconstructed furniture line. — EcoSalon
To kick off Blogfest 2012, I had the chance to tour the stunning 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Showcase. While our previous story on the showcase provided an overview of the gorgeous rooms, I was inspired to highlight the smaller, most memorable moments that transformed the spaces. Hand-painted murals, unexpected surfaces, and cleverly styled vignettes are just some of the imaginative tactics used. Keep reading to see how these designers used details to elevate the look of their spaces.