From the principal bedroom in this home in Vancouver, the view into the ensuite feels a little like peering into a gallery. The window frames a vista of tree canopy, and, just below it, the freestanding tub is set for a perfect soak.

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“I love how the tub is elegantly framed by the doorway in the bedroom,” says designer Eleanor Coyle of Formwerks Interiors. But it's the high-contrast marble-veneer panels—light Arabescato marble with heavy veining on the wall and dark Nero Marquina marble with quiet veining on the floor—that really draw the eye.

Formwerks Bathroom Design Jesse Laver 4The matte-black-metal framed shower and ebony oak vanity mirror, aged brass finger-pulls, and black-and-white photos on each wall build on the gallery aesthetic in thisVancouver bathroom designed by Formwerks Interiors. Photo by Jesse Laver.

Coyle presented the stonework as “art” to her clients, avid collectors themselves, during a full-scale reno of the family house. “It's a very graphic space,” she says, “but timeless in material.”

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