Love … this brass bathtub

It’s Friday, folks, and I’m T.I.R.E.D. as I’m sure a lot of you are. So to celebrate and remind us how to relax this weekend (and probably rub in all of our faces something awesome we can’t and never will afford), I want to show you this incredible bathtub by Catchpole & Rye.

modern brass bathtub

It’s a fortune, don’t even bother looking (I think around $10,000), but it’s just so pretty. Picture being lowered into that, with someone massaging your hands and feet and head and shoulders and neck … and drinking a glass of whatever you want whilst reading a European or Australian design magazine. Maybe This American Life is playing in the background. Maybe there are puppies or some sort of baby animals keeping you company. Or maybe you have human company, although I don’t recomend it because even though we see it in the movies all the time and it looks so fun and sexy with bubbles everywhere and really perky boobs  and no running mascara, taking a bath is just kinda better alone.


Back to the tub … I love the clean modern shape  — if it were all clawfoot-y it could be over the top (although I would still like it). But this beauty is perfect.

Happy Friday. Follow me on Instagram for some thrifting action because I’m going valley, again, this weekend. xxx E

  1. Love this tub, Emily! What a statement piece. I’d put this in a dark gray bathroom and fill it with candles and flowers and enjoy a good book. And by book I mean magazine or blog ;)

  2. Abbey

    Love the shape and style as well! I really like this type of tub in copper color but the soaking would feel just the same! :)

  3. This bath tub makes me want to work harder or smarter, so that someday I can afford it. I would want to be drinking a banana milkshake while being lowered into that gorgeous tub. That’s luxury to me. :)

  4. Susan

    INSANE! That’s all :)
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Love it! It makes me think of the scene in P&P (Pride and Prejudice that is, the BBC version) where Mr. Darcy is taking a bath (hot) and then he sees Lizzie outside playing with a big dog.

    I would definitely take this tub!

  6. Chris

    I’m obsessed with this tub. Now hand me a stiff drink and I’ll hop right in.

  7. Elise

    I love it in the nickel and copper finishes, too! I don’t want to bathe in it though. I just want to gaze at it. Kind of like, wouldn’t you rather just have Ryan Gosling sitting in your living room shirtless, instead of actually having sex with him? You’re right…me neither. ;-)

  8. Holly

    That is SO beautiful! I would have to quit my day job to stay home and polish it but it might be worth it. Eventually I would be the (cleanest ever) homeless woman who lives in a beautiful, shiny bathtub. :)

  9. Carlos

    I’m late on discovering the Lafer/wicker post. That blew my mind and I owe you momey for consulting services for laying down my decorating blueprint!

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  11. Suzanne

    Emily, when you say you’re going Valley thrifting, you know “Best of the Best” weekend at Council Thrift in Canoga Park starts tomorrow AM, yes? Was in there a couple days ago and they’d cleared most of the store for a bunch of new furniture and homewares!

    • Emily

      what? what is this? googling right now. i was just in canoga park last weekend, but i can try to make this happen….xx

  12. My eyeballs literally just melted as soon as I saw this. A-MAZE-ING.

  13. WOW, love this tub. I’m picturing myself bathing in milk in this tub pretending to be Cleopatra with someone fanning me with a palm leaf. HAHA

  14. Michelle H

    Indeed, it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing – hope you enjoy your day in the valley.

  15. Caro B

    Beautiful. So beautiful.

    One of my big lifetime regrets is not buying a very similar antique copper tub I saw for $200 years ago. I could have afforded it, but I had no where to put it and didn’t know what I’d do with it. I still regret it.

    But, on the bright side, some lucky person might find an antique one out there for less than the $10K this one costs.

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  17. This is perfection! I think you should to an affordable line of brass fixtures and accessories!!!

  18. Dustin

    LOL!!!! One of the best blog posts ever…cute little baby animals! LOL!!!

    …and the tub is magnificent!

  19. J

    Blah, I imagine leaning back, and it being all cold where the water doesn’t hit. Then Ryan Gosling knocks softly on the door, “Hey girl, thought you might like this warmed towel for your neck…”

  20. Robert

    I could make you one of these for about 1500 ish would take a long time to hammer out that shape. The lip could be rolled while it was still flat. Would be a lot of work.

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