It’s still the holidays so perhaps, now things have calmed down a bit, you can finally sink in to a bath for that relaxing soak you’ve been promising yourself all week if only you had the time. But you probably won’t get round to it. I know I never do. I look at that beautiful freestanding bath all week and then, come Saturday, I end up relaxing on the sofa instead.
I realised this other day when, thanks to a gorgeous photograph of my bathroom that appeared in Heart Home magazine, which was taken by James Balston, I had an email from a writer on The Wall Street Journal.
He was looking to do a piece on the return of the freestanding bath and needed some quotes to go with the photo above.
I was asked about 15 questions, the answers to which I laboriously typed out on my phone while lying on the beach ( yes I know tough job) only to discover that the quote that made it into the piece was the one about never using this ridiculously luxurious bathroom we have created.
It is, as I realised when I stopped to think about it, that the promise of relaxation to come is almost as good as the relaxation itself. Anyway you can read the piece on the link above and see what you think. It was interesting for me to be on the other side of the interview too!
Anyway, the current object of my fantasy bath desire is this rather wonderful Vieques bath by Patricia Urquiola for Agape. It’s a contemporary version of an old-fashioned tin tub and it belongs in front of my bathroom fireplace!