The Collection: Splish Splash
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The Collection: Splish Splash

We are considering a clawfoot tub for our master bath and we’re looking for some ideas to help us fit it in with the rest of our home, which has a country charm about it – Melissa P., Portland, Oregon.

Old-fashioned tubs with clawed feet are the perfect compliment for a vintage or country bathroom design. We found this lovely space featured in Country Living. If you are considering a bathtub such as this in your next bathroom design project, the good news is you don’t need to scour antique stores or Craigslist to find one. There are many places to buy new, free-standing cast iron tubs that look like traditional favorites. New and refurbished clawfoot tubs range from $600-$2800.

The plus side of buying something new, is you don’t need to have it professionally refinished to remove water stains or old paint, which may cost an additional $500 on top of what you paid for an authentic antique.

Once you choose your tub, it’s time to add the fun stuff: fixtures and accessories! Pfister’s new Savannah Clawfoot fixture would be an excellent match for any vintage or vintage-looking bathtub.
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This bath caddy from Pottery Barn ($99) would promote hours of lounging in the tub with places to set a favorite book and yummy smelling soap.
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A smattering of Louvre vanity accessories by Neiman Marcus on a vanity or shelf could be a sweet touch. $125-$340.

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And, for a little color, a Tybee stripe bath rug thrown on the floor would add some country charm. $32

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What are your dream accessories for the bathtub?

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