In 1927, sculptor Alexander Calder welcomed Jean Cocteau and Joan Miro to his ground-floor studio in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris. Today, in the same studio on Rue Cels, architect Nicolas Soulier and artist Cécile Daladier make their home.
For a similar look with easier maintenance, go for a pedestal tub instead. These models have the generous soaking space and graceful lines of their claw-foot cousins, but they rest on a solid base instead of feet. They look more updated and swallow less space than the whirlpool versions that were all the rage in the '90s, and they add a touch of spa-like luxury to the simplest of baths.