How to Glamorize Your Bathroom With This Material

Kenya Black Honed Marble
Kenya Black Honed Marble | © Three Hundred Collins

Home & Design Editor

Organic materials tend add an interesting textural element to a space and are surprisingly chic when used in a bathroom. These four on-trend materials will instantly upgrade your existing scheme and offer a distinctive and luxurious look. A touch of marble or black travertine can go a long way in adding that elegant signature to your private space.
A new bespoke residential project, Three Hundred Collins in Miami Beach, highlighted the style and functionality of these materials by using them in its customized bathrooms. Thomas Juul-Hansen, who also designed high-end residences such as New York’s One57, decided to use a blend of “trending” materials to create new texturized bathroom settings in the new Miami luxury property. Further north, Brooklyn-based Bernheimer Architecture designed the new luxury residences at 100 Barrow Street, which also feature trending texturized materials. Culture Trip brings you four materials guaranteed to glamorize and revitalize your powder room.

Kenya Black Honed Marble

Kenya black marble adds a ultra-texturized, exotic yet cosmopolitan feel to any space – particularly when paired with sleek stainless steel fixtures. This black and white stone has a graphic effect and demands attention in a room with its definitive presence. Considering its sheer physical quality, kenya black honed marble is a commanding statement for any master bathroom, like this one designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen.

Kenya Black Honed Marble

Nublado Marble

On the other side of the spectrum, nublado marble tends to offer a warmer, more tranquil feeling in a bathroom while still offering a lot of texture. Light and subtle, this stone is evocative of sand and gives off a distinctive ‘earthy’ vibe. Understated, casual, and chic, use this stone on your bathroom walls for a soothing, natural effect.

Nublado Marble

Black Travertine

Black travertine is actually made from mineral deposits that bubble up from hot springs (see photo below), making it the epitome of living rock. Black travertine can be used in a variety of ways for very different effects, including as tile walls, sink basins or tubs, or countertops and shelves. When used sparingly, like in shelving units or accents, the subtle effect is one of elegance. The speckled patterning, along with its earth-based source, gives this finish an all-around versatile look. Pops of black color throughout the home, including the bathroom, naturally glamorize any space.

Black travertine

Grey and Black Carrara Marble

Carrara marble (from Italy) is a spectacular material for countertops, particularly when paired with white vanities, like this one at 100 Barrow Street in New York City. This muted, yet powerful look can work with any décor, especially because “grieges” are all very on-trend right now.

Master bath featuring Carrara marble
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