Ten bathrooms that celebrate the variety of veiny marble



Marble bathrooms

For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected 10 bathrooms from the Dezeen archive that use marble in their designs, a metamorphic stone known for its smooth but veiny appearance.

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.

Bathroom at Louisville Road house

Louisville Road by 2LG Studio

London interior design firm 2LG Studio overhauled a period house in Tooting with colourful accents, such as this bespoke coral-orange vanity unit in the light-filled bathroom.

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.

Salome marble tiles above a sink

Teorema Milanese by Marcante-Testa

Italian architecture office Marcante-Testa used rich materials and colours to revamp Teorema Milanese, a Milan apartment that was previously described as a “typical bourgeois home.”

Slabs of salome marble, a type of pinky-lilac stone, serve as a splashback for a bright white standalone bathroom sink.

Bathroom at 130 William

130 William by David Adjaye 

Ghanian-British architect David Adjaye designed the interiors for the apartments in the 130 William skyscraper in New York.

The bathrooms feature smoky grey, black and white Bianco Carrara Italian marble, which covers all of the walls.

Bathroom with square white tiles

House in Fontaínhas by Fala Atelier 

Pearly marble-topped counters contrast with deep blue bathroom cabinets in House in Fontaínhas, a project in Porto by Portuguese studio Fala Atelier.

More geometric tiles offset the bathroom’s veiny marble surfaces and floors of this previously abandoned 18th-century townhouse renovated by the studio.

VS House by Saransh

VS House by SńĀrńĀnsh

Indian office SńĀrńĀnsh 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.

Bathroom with views of Austrian countryside

House with Three Eyes by Innauer-Matt Architekten

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.

Peach-coloured tiles at Apartment Nana

Apartment Nana by Rar.Studio 

Peach-coloured Portuguese marble adds a warm glow to this late 19th-century Lisbon apartment that was renovated by local firm Rar.Studio.

A large sink and shower walls were built from pink marble with grey-streaked accents.

London apartment by SIRS

London apartment by SIRS 

London and Vienna-based design firm SIRS intended to add a touch of luxury to this home in a 1960s apartment building in England’s capital, which features a bathroom made almost entirely marble.

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.

Installation by Max Lamb

Marmoreal, Bathroom, Furniture by Max Lamb

British designer Max Lamb created an installation of a multicoloured bathroom made from speckled synthetic marble for industrial design company Dzek, which was shown at Design Miami/Basel 2015.

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.

Maison à Colombage by 05 AM Arquitectura

Maison à Colombage by 05 AM Arquitectura

Marble accents permeate Maison à Colombage, a 19th-century house near Paris that was renovated by Spanish studio 05 AM Arquitectura.

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.

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