Marble is a versatile material often used to clad bathroom sinks and kitchen countertops as well as to form tiles that line floors and walls.
Owing to its streaky and gleaming appearance, designers and architects commonly add marble to projects that require a luxurious element, in place of more simple surfaces such as plain white tiles.
This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include Japandi interiors, cosy cabin bedrooms and loft conversions.
Pale marble tiles clad the wall in stark contrast to the bright cabinet, and feature an intricate pattern that offsets the geometric lines of the furniture and floor design.
Slabs of salome marble, a type of pinky-lilac stone, serve as a splashback for a bright white standalone bathroom sink.
The bathrooms feature smoky grey, black and white Bianco Carrara Italian marble, which covers all of the walls.
More geometric tiles offset the bathroom’s veiny marble surfaces and floors of this previously abandoned 18th-century townhouse renovated by the studio.
Indian office Sārānsh designed the bathroom of VS House in Ahmedabad with veiny, emerald marble elements that are designed to accentuate the appearance of appliances such as a minimal black toilet and curved mirror.
The marble is positioned to look as if it is the dramatic shadows of the fixtures, in a dark green that reflects the lush landscape surrounding the house.
A marble-clad freestanding bathtub is positioned next to full-height glass walls that provide views of the Austrian countryside in House with Three Eyes, a home designed by Innauer-Matt Architekten in the Rhine Valley.
A slab of matching marble also lines the floor next to the bath alongside the sandy-coloured wood that defines the rest of the bathroom.
A large sink and shower walls were built from pink marble with grey-streaked accents.
Enhanced by mirrored cabinets, the bathroom includes large slabs of black and grey marble that clads the bathtub and the walls from floor to ceiling.
Lamb aimed to explore the mass standardisation of sanitaryware with a bath, a toilet, a sink and storage units made from a composite pre-cast material formed from marble aggregate and a polyester binder with a bold appearance similar to that of terrazzo.
This theme is particularly highlighted in the home’s bathroom, which is painted mottled grey to echo a streaky marble bathtub and shower that are tucked into an alcove together.
This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing home libraries, Shaker-style interiors and hotel bedrooms.
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