After splurging that last pay cheque on your hubby for his custom made $91,500 [R869,200] crocodile t-shirt, why not start on some interior decorating, to match your million rand manicure for the house with all your left over change?
Catchpole & Rye are the only bathroom company who manufacture exclusively in England and the latest talk of town piece, the claw footed bejewelled bath tub with four different types of Swarovski crystals which are used to obtain the uniform effect is made in their Kent foundry using only traditional methods and employing artisan techniques in every part of the process.
If the white crystals are not your cup of tea, Catchpole & Rye will gladly customise the tub for you, on offer they have different shades of Swarovski crystals including gold, blue and green. Incorporated in the layers of Swarovski, names can be spelt out or crests and logos in different coloured crystals.
Tony O’Donnell the managing director of Catchpole & Rye defends the undeniable exorbitant price on the bath:
“It was to do something exotic. We did a job for a princess in the middle east and se was very much into her bling, and that’s where the idea stems from. If you have the money, you want the bath, then the price isn’t the issue. There is a huge amount of work that goes into it, hundreds of hours, it’s all English craftsmanship. It’s a one off; where else are you going to see another one like it?”
If you are in the area, its on show in the Catchpole & Rye showroom in Kent, and of course, is available to buy from Harrods.
While you’re upgrading your ‘tub, how about the rest of the bathroom as surely Bathroom Bizarre will not cut it next to this one of a kind bath? Get your paws on a golden plated sink with crystals on the taps, or, better yet, a Swarovski studded toilet.
The Isis collection by designer Jemal Wright of Hollywood features blinged out bathroom fixtures including a glittering toilet which will set you back $75,00 [R675,000]. Do not forget the little people in your life – get a My Carry Potty which allows them to join in on the bling-loo-craze from an early age which would only set you back £700 [R9,800].
So, who is thinking of a little bit of DIY and blinging up their bathrooms in this weekend? Oh, I do joke, if you have this money to spend on doing your bathroom up then, you will surely move away to your holiday home elsewhere while there are people, you employ to do all the DIY in your home. 😉
However, if you are wondering, I have not yet figured out how I am going to pay for my bathtub just yet, but I shall find a way. It has to be the most ostentatious way possible to relax and unwind after a long day. Who wants to lend me some money?
related reading: Oh, that’s a nice dress, it only cost 48 million rand. I’ll take two! – missfitz (PoutPerfection)