Dreaming of beauty in the bath...
Image from Karen Horton via flickr
I've always found bathrooms to be restful, romantic places – or, at least they are in my dreams. My current bathroom doesn't measure up, but one day I shall have the clawfoot tub I long for, the vintage subway tiles, the linen closet that is so full of luxurious sheets and fluffy towels you never want to close the door to its beauty or its lavender scent. I shall have two sinks, glass canisters full of bubble bath and sea salts and piles of French lavender soap. And a simple chair to sit in while I draw my bath, a stack of magazines at the ready.
Sounds like perfection to me.
If you're wondering what prompted these beautiful bathroom dreams, it was my neighbors. They have been renovating their old beach cottage and they put in a fabulous new/old bathroom - everything is new, but it feels old, fitting in with the period of the house. It reawakened my "someday" bathroom dreams.
One of my favorite books about beauty in the bath - both for the person and the home - is the one pictured below. It's an old book from the original Victoria Magazine, out of print now, though you can still find it on eBay and places like that. It is a feast for the eyes as it waltzes through the seasons. Should you come across it, it's worth picking up.
What's in your dream bathroom?