We've lost our marbles... over marble. Can't stop obsessing about laying it on thick everywhere. Countertops, walls, floors, backsplashes, even full drawers are fair game.
Check these out:
(Bathroom at Le Marais Hotel in Paris)
(Bathroom of design dream[boat] team Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent)
The dramatic marble shown in most of these photos is 'arabescato' marble - crazy amount of movement but in muted black and white. What's also common to all of these photos is that the marble is balanced with warmer finishes (brass, wood) to keep things feeling warm and cozy.
I've heard that exposing marble to high amounts of water can cause it to discolour/yellow over time so it may me best to use it strategically where it can be the main focus but not be getting soaked. Nate and Jeremiah did a nice job of that (third photo from the top) in that they used it on the entire wall behind their sinks. Well played boys...
How much marble can you handle in YOUR bathroom?