This is the look I’d like in the master bedroom. Natural with some subtle color so it’s a relaxing respite of a space from heat, dust and noise. While many items here are from pricey sources, the look could be achieved for less. Although I almost did get that framed piece from One Kings Lane. It has paisley. It has scribbled notes so it’s one-of-a-kind. Ephemera. I loved it. I had it in my basket. I hesitated. It got in someone else’s basket. It was gone. Gah!
I purposely chose several metals throughout on different items. Who would expect metal studs in a rug? You could easily DIY that look.
And the carved wood piece. I’ll be on the prowl for a similar piece as a headboard when we visit the antiques warehouses in Cochin! I believe this one has Bali influences. There’s also Moghul style here mixed with items influenced by other areas of the world. I like that global mix best.
As the crazy thought to put a copper soaking tub in a bedroom crossed my mind — because every other space where tubs go are already spoken for — I decided to look for images of …
… you guessed it …
bathtubs in bedrooms …
I don’t know the sources of the first few images — please comment if you do!
Canadian House & Home:
Home Interior Design:
What do you think of bathtubs in bedrooms? Practical? Nutso? Wish more people did this? Don’t understand why anyone would?
For the record, for me this is just a crazy fleeting idea — no copper tub in the bedroom. Maybe on the outdoor terrace instead!!! Ha.
After yesterday’s post about copper including a copper tub seen in New Delhi, today I share copper tubs in bathrooms …
Via Elle Decor:
Desire to Inspire:
Diamond Spas (isn’t this beautiful beyond words!):
Kallista at Kohler:
Stone Aspen Builders:
This is Glamorous:
This Old House:
I don’t know the source of this copper tub with patina:
A few more copper tubs of unknown source. If you know, let me know!
And this is a tub available from the company that’s making our copper farmhouse sink. But we wouldn’t have anywhere in a bathroom to put this. Is it ridiculously extravagant or stupidly silly to put one in a bedroom?!? What would you do?
Just to be clear, I am not serious about putting this in a bedroom. At least, I don’t think so. I mean, never say never. You never know …
So all the hours of surfing and ogling photos online over the past year are not for naught! I shared inspiration way back when (and then again more recently) of copper farmhouse sinks, envisioning one in our Chennai kitchen. Now a hammered copper apron sink will indeed be there to bring a Tuscan farmhouse flavor to India (it’s hard to see the hammer texture here):
Yipee! My first pick was a copper sink with a diagonal basketweave pattern:
But if we’ve learned anything through this process, it’s to not pick things sight unseen. That can work in the U.S., but we’ve had disastrous results doing that in India. Even something seemingly simple like having a hardware vendor add antique finish to door handles … well, apparently this turned out far from expected, and I must spin refinishing magic when I visit the apartment.
The copper sink should fare better. My husband found a manufacturer of beautiful copper farmhouse sinks in New Delhi, amazingly down the street from his business partner there! He saw the same apron sinks that we almost got in the U.S. to ship back to India. What a small world it really is.
So he saw the hammered copper sink with his eyes and felt it with his hands, but the basketweave sink was not available to see plus it was unknown when it would be produced again, and thus hammered is our choice. At this point compromise is OK. Still gotta admit though, the basketweave is far more interesting to me. Painful to skip it.
But there’s a plan to return to Chennai in six weeks or so to supervise installation of critical kitchen items. My husband will likely do that trip. Then six weeks after that, we’ll both return and I’m gonna — finally, finally!! — do the furniture selectin’ and the decoratin’! Including, a few more copper accents in the kitchen.
Now what I’d really like is this copper tub!
They said they ship a lot of these to the UK. Unfortunately our bathroom square footage is already spoken for. Hmmm … what about make like Gwyneth Paltrow and put a tub in a bedroom!? Ha.