Cold Days, Hot Baths

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It’s late winter here in New Zealand and I’m sitting on my sofa with the dogs, bundled up in multiple tops, fluffy socks, and a scarf, and dreaming about baths. Hot, steamy, gorgeous baths. Few things in life quite spoil us like a long hot soak in a good tub – perhaps with a handful of candles lit, some mineral salts, a bit of music if you like, maybe a good magazine.

Outdoor baths have long been  trend and if you have the space and inclination, it can be very worthwhile to set one up. A glass roof to keep out the rain and allow you to star-gaze is perfection:

Perhaps safari-style is more your cup of tea. This setup needs no more than an outdoor clawfoot tub, some bamboo siding, a generous amount of wood, and a cd of cricket and lion noises:

This Moroccan-inspired stunner makes great use of pretty, painted tiles and texture in the form of greenery, rough-hewn wood, concrete, and a hanging design feature in the ceiling:

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Indoor rooms with spectacular baths can be soothing to the soul, too. If you’re anything like me, you are inclined to look inwardly when in a tub but I’d definitely be gazing out the window of this lovely room:

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If you’re lucky enough to live in a more tropical clime, you can set your bathroom up to be indoor-outdoor, like this one, looking down onto cat-eyed-green waters and with palms swaying around you. Or perhaps gazing into the blue expanse is more your style? If so, don’t forget to drop a posey of petals into the water before you step in, for an all-out inexpensive spa experience.

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(all images sourced from Pinterest)

#design #bathtubs #lifestyle

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3 thoughts on “Cold Days, Hot Baths

  1. I’d hop into any one of these in a heartbeat! They all look like they can get you to unwind and take you away. Solo they would be great… As a couple… Well… Don’t they always say, “Things are better if you share?”😍

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  2. Such beautiful inviting baths Jennifer. Want to step in one right now! My most unusual soak was in a hot tub out on a friend’s deck in freezing cold weather with the land and trees covered in snow and a lovely starry sky above. It was gorgeous.

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