Sink Into 10 Beautiful Bathrooms With Standalone Tubs
Interiors director Meg Crossley shares H&H’s most standout standalone tubs.
Installing a freestanding tub is a no-fail way to elevate a bathroom, and there are so many beautiful styles to choose from. Here are some of my favorites from the pages of H&H that will have you dreaming of a nice long soak.
In this striking bathroom, a clean-lined white tub is set in front of modern, black-framed windows — a stunning study in contrasts. Oiled oak walls bring warmth and natural texture to the room to keep it from feeling cold.
This space is so pretty, with soft pink accents and a classic clawfoot bath that looks even lovelier with polished nickel fixtures. I like how the designer chose to decorate the room as you would any other, adding painted panelling, framed art and a freestanding side table.
I love the subtlety of this space. Aged brass fixtures, nubby linen shower curtains and a scuffed stool create the feel of a vintage bathroom without going too kitschy.
The shape of this matte white tub really intrigues me. It has no extra lines or embellishment, and also seems rounder and more compact than your typical bath. This style is perfect for smaller spaces where standalone soakers typically aren’t doable.
I love Suzanne Dimma’s little guest bathroom. She embraced the small nook where a bathtub could go, and went with a petite, and very charming, clawfoot. While others may have just put in a shower stall, I think it’s always lovely to have a tub — even a tiny one!
To give this classic all-white bathroom a more current feel, designer Robyn Young incorporated modern fixtures, heavily veined marble floors and pretty patterned drapes with brass rods (a particularly on-trend addition) — proof that just a few tweaks can easily update a traditional space.
This Muskoka, Ontario, principal bathroom brings together highly textured wood walls with a polished tin tub. It’s another great example of the power of contrast in design.
It’s the clean-lined, yet still detailed, shape of this bath that I find so interesting. While its base skews traditional, the square-ness keeps it modern.
I’ve never seen anything quite like this cantilevered bathtub; the way it intersects with the shower stall is truly unique. It’s placement and squared-off shape sort of feel like an infinity pool to me: luxurious, yet thoroughly modern.
Kelvin Browne’s modern-country style bathroom is all about challenging expectations. The warmth and texture of the copper soaker plays against the concrete floor for a very unexpected effect. This shoot will always stand out in my memory: it was the first time I’d seen such an impressive standalone tub!