Tub Love

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Goldeneye Villas and Spa, Jamaica
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Angelina Jolie
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Architectural Digest July 2012
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from Architectural Digest
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Architectural Digest September 2013
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba Hotel; Riviera Maya, Mexico
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bathroom by Rafael de Cárdenas for Architectural Digest
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By Philip Galanes & Michael Haverland for Architectural Digest
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Andaz Hotel Wall Street
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Brigitte Bardot in The Bear and the Doll, 1996
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Connaught Hotel bathroom, London
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Bathroom designed by Darryl Carter for Veranda Magazine 2012
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designed by James Magni for Architectural Digest
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Drew Barrymore
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Estancia VIK, Uruguay
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bathroom by Candice Olson for HGTV
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master bathroom by Bjorn Wallander for House Beautiful
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Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diaries
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Jennifer Aniston's Beverly Hills bathroom
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Kate Moss by Sante D'Orazio for Italian Vogue December 1995
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Jessica Simpson's bathroom
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Joan Collins in The Opposite Sex, 1956
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for Architectural Digest
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Johnny Depp in From Hell, 2001
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Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, 1955
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Mena Suvari in American Beauty, 1999
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Elle Decor
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New Majestic Hotel, Singapore
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Pamela Anderson's bathroom in Malibu, California
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Al Pacino in Scarface, 1983
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Rock Hudson and Doris Day in Pillow Talk, 1959
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marble tub by Pitt Pollaro
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Photographed by Roxanne Lowit
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Robert and Cortney Novogratz's West Village apartment
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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's for Architectural Digest July 2011
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Sunrise Speciality Piedmont White Tub
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Mariah Carey
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The Standard NYC
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The Water Monopoly bathtub
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Trump SoHo Hotel bathtub
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Tub from Advent Design
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Veranda Magazine 2012
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S. Russell Groves for Veranda Magazine, February 2012
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Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, 1993

The turbulent sound of a bath filling up is a great indicator that relaxation is on the horizon. It’s like the 20-minute mark after swallowing a couple Aspirin, or the beginning of a buzz after a few sips of a stiff drink. But there’s no instant alleviation quite like sinking your city-beaten, weary body into a hot-hot bath, fading below the layer of bubbles, and feeling like everything actually just might be OK.

The thing about tubs, like many other things in life, is that there’s one out there for everyone. Whether your preference is stand-alone or inset, old-fashioned shiny white and claw-footed, black-painted, marble, or metallic, your ideal tub exists (or can be produced, if you've got $$$). If a custom order isn't on the horizon quite yet, learn to love the one you’ve got. With the right lighting (i.e. flickering candles), soaking salts, and a generous helping of bubbles, any old tub can become a dream bath.

—Katherine Cotter

Katherine Cotter is an NYC-based home and garden consultant.

 

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  • http://bookofpretty.wordpress.com/ book of pretty

    There's almost nothing I haven't done in a tub: I've eaten dinner in the tub, taken business calls in the tub...I even wrote half my thesis in the tub. Give me warm water and some bubbles and I can conquer the world.

    bookofpretty.com

    • Rachel

      Ha! Love it!

  • http://www.wildhoneyapothecary.com/ Kat

    Ah, I need a bath. The green Jamaica tub looks like somewhere I could relax for a long, long time.

  • alicynzall

    I am soaking in envy just looking through these...

  • Elizabeth Walker

    Nothing like a bath to make you feel like you can do anything...tomorrow!

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    More like Tub Envy!

  • Guest

    Nothing like a tub. Any tub. As long as it's clean, I'm in!

  • http://www.thebeautyinbox.com The Beauty Inbox

    My tub's full of my toddler's toys.. I dream of one of those pictured!

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