My soaker tub is set up identically to this. Instead of my wrought iron shelf, I would love to do a built in. I've also been torn with beadboard vs. tile for the front of the tub. Turns out I love the beadboard and its cheaper!
Vintage Cottage Bathing Beauties A glass shower surround allows the eye to move seamlessly around the room, making the space feel larger. Classic subway tiles on the shower walls give the bathing area a vintage vibe.