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