Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected."
I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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I was trying to find out information about the history of clawfoot tubs over at vintagetub.com (they first appeared in Crete 3000 ago, crafted of hard pottery.). Then I learned all kinds of gross stuff about the end of sanitary practices in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, and how it led to the bubonic plague, and most shockingly, that Thomas Crapper did NOT invent the toilet, he merely bought the patent for it. But I digress. I couldn't find any fun little gem of a fact about why pedestal tubs exist to share with you.
However, I did find a bunch of beautiful tubs to share, including my own. Mine was found in really bad shape at Paris on Ponce in Atlanta. The lesson: Don't overlook a tub at a salvage yard that looks to be a hot mess. It's amazing what a good glazer can do!
Girly and Victorian. This is only the second time I've seen a fireplace in a bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The first time was when my best friend Liz's mom put an addition on the house to do just that.