Tub Love - Into The Gloss

Tub Love


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.

Marble Tub by Pitt Pollaro

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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.


    • 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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