Nickel bateau bath at the foot of a bed

Be My Valentine: Catchpole & Rye Does Romance

6th February 2017

With Valentine’s Day only eight days away, we thought we’d focus on some Catchpole & Rye products that are made for two!

Double basins

In a sizeable space, a twin basin or washstand is both a practical and a luxurious choice. We lead busy lives, and being able to double up in the bathroom can save precious time. But forgetting practicalities for a moment, side-by-side grooming simply seems more relaxed and romantic than jostling for space in front of a single basin!

Catchpole & Rye’s La Parisienne double washstand will add a sense of style and grandeur to your bathroom. The countertop is available in a choice of three opulent marble finishes – Nero Marquina (shown), Portoro (black with distinctive golden veins) or classic Arabascato (white and grey).

For a clutter-free look, consider investing in a vanity unit. La Parisienne Double also comes with the option of a generously proportioned unit with two cupboards, so you can each have your own designated space for toiletries, too. This beautifully handcrafted piece of furniture comes in a variety of wood finishes and stains to suit your scheme.

If you would like the option of sharing sink space with your partner without committing to a double unit, our Empress console could be the answer. Its clean lines would suit any scheme and, at one metre wide, it offers ample elbow clearance for two

Baths

Although a long, luxurious soak in a bath is usually associated with ‘me time’, on occasion – Valentine’s Day, for example – it’s fun to have some ‘us time’. For this to feel like a romantic experience (as opposed to an uncomfortable tangle of limbs), a roomy bath is a must. Our Niederbronn bath is wider and deeper than most freestanding baths, ensuring plenty of space for two.

How about positioning your bath in your bedroom? This is a trend that began in luxury hotels and we can’t help but find it rather romantic! It makes bathing a sociable experience rather than something that happens behind closed doors.

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a thoughtful gesture, so why not treat your loved one to a spa-like experience at home? It’s also a great way to indulge yourself if you’re having a Valentine’s Day for one! Run a hot bath, sprinkle rose petals or rose oil into the water, light a candle and pour a glass of wine. Heavenly.

Showers

Showering à deux is often better in theory than in practice – unless it’s in La Cage d’Amour! This heart-shaped double shower enclosure is a 19th-century concept with 21st century technology. With over 200 body jets that spray out of its perforated pipework, it is the ultimate showering experience for couples. In fact, it was originally designed for a honeymoon suite…!

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