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!
I'm a bath tub lover. I love to just soak my cares away in a soft foamy bath with nice smelling products like bath and body works. It's my dream to one day have a beautiful bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub in it.