ISSUE 6  |  Love in the Afternoon

10 Round Soaking Tubs for Two

February 10, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

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The ultimate bathing luxury? A free-standing, round bathtub built for two. Here are 10 in serenely romantic settings:

Above: A spa-like bathroom featuring a soaking tub behind glass doors at the Vineyard Retreat, a rental house on Martha’s Vineyard, via Welcome Beyond. The Fiumi collection by architect Claudio Silvestrin for Boffi offers a similar minimalist tub.

Above: A bedroom outside of Melbourne, Australia, with a round bathtub by Boyd Alternatives (the tub was too large to fit in the bathroom, so the couple decided to placed it in the bedroom instead). Photo by Nik Epifanidis via Design Files

Above: A white tub blends in perfectly with a collection of Victorian vanity mirrors that add an air of romance. Photograph from Elle Decor UK via Decor8.

Above: The Hole Round Bathtub, inspired by old wells, from Rexa Design of Italy.

Above: Chef Bobby Flay’s master bath features a round black stone bathtub surrounded by Moroccan cement tiles, via Elle Decor.

Above: A rustic bathroom with a round soaker in a house called the Rabbit Hole in Belgium, designed by LENS’ASS Architects. Photograph via Architizer.

Above: A free-standing Agape In-Out tub in one of the bathrooms of the Mantova Home, designed by Giampaolo Benedini, one of the founders of Agape.

Above: A modernist deep bathtub separated from the rest of the bathroom by an ornate antique tiled wall. Located in Stockholm, the bathroom was designed by architect Claesson Koivisto Rune and the bathtub is the In-Out by Agape. Image via Elle Decor Italia.

Above: The ultimate one-off: a round concrete tub custom-made to fit the body of French stage designer and director Jean-Pascal Lévy-Trumet. Photo by Pieter Estersohn for Elle Decor.

Above: A metal bathtub with a rain shower, via Cote Maison. Photo by Frédéric Ducout.

Above: Another bathroom featuring the Agape In-Out round bathtub, plus dreamy soaring ceilings.

Side by side tubs? Check out post The New Bathing Luxury. Too much for you? See 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Bathtubs for free-standing tubs in a variety of shapes and sizes.