A Picture to Ponder: Clawfoot Shower

A Picture to Ponder: Clawfoot Shower

Do images ever pop into your mind that have inspired you?  Maybe a delightful design element was featured or a beautiful room you loved?  On my computer, there is a folder entitled “Home Ideas” full of these photographs.  Whenever I need inspiration, I look through these lovely depictions of what I hope my home will be.  I thought it would be fun to feature these every once in awhile.  Maybe you have never seen the photo I choose, or maybe you just need a reminder of its awesomeness.  Enjoy the first “picture to ponder”…

Today’s subject of interest: the clawfoot shower stall.  Everyone has seen clawfoot tubs, but I had never seen a clawfoot shower until I saw this a few years ago.  Isn’t this bathroom amazing?

via Decorology

The incredible shower, plus the lacquered yellow chest of drawers, coupled with the antique-y wallpaper, coupled with the terry cloth upholstered chair = me breathless.  If you are designing a bathroom short on space, but don’t want to compromise on style with a regular ‘ole shower stall, this is the design for you!

A variety of finishes are available for the feet of the shower pan if you so desire.  However, what makes this a slam dunk in my opinion is the custom glass enclosure.  Here is what the pan (this is also called a shower tray) looks like with just a curtain.

via trendir.com

via showerdesignideas.com

Not quite as breathtaking is it?  It appears almost…naked.

As much as I love this look, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the clawfoot tub and shower in the same room.  This looks more staged than a real life bathroom.

via decordeprovence.blogspot.com

Pretty spectacular alone though, right?  I think this idea would add so much character to a bathroom that needed a little spice!

via trendir.com


  • Kelly
    Posted at 14:59h, 18 July

    MY favorite!! I wanted to put this EXACT shower in my bathroom, then I saw the price tag. 🙁 I think it was around $10k?? That was a couple years ago, so I don’t recall exactly.

    I LOVE your style though and this image is full of playful elegance. I’m glad to see someone else was as inspired by that exact bathroom pic as I was!! I love your color choices and entry makeover, too. Can’t wait to follow what else you do!! Thanks for sharing… 🙂

    • Grace
      Posted at 15:09h, 18 July

      Thank you, Kelly! Wow!! 10k??? Whoa. I’m sure the glass enclosure has a lot to do with that since it would have to be custom. I may need to teach myself to do glasswork. 🙂 Thank you for your comment, and thank you for following!

  • Grace
    Posted at 09:40h, 19 July

    Thank you so much!

  • Kelly KV
    Posted at 11:03h, 13 August

    LOVE this! What a neat way to add style to a bathroom in a big way. Very charming idea for a smaller bathroom that has no tub. I’m going to stash this photo in my “inspiration” folder too!

    • Grace
      Posted at 01:10h, 14 August

      Oh I know, KK, I love it, too. I even thought about doing it in the Master Bath when we redo it. It’s such a neat twist in a classic design.