IN A LARGE BATHROOM like this, different design strategies, such as the arched entry over the shower and the smaller arch in the tub alcove, can be used to help Jnify the space. Also, the subtle gradations of color in the travertine floor and wall tiles and granite countertops work with the faux finish on the wall to create a unified composition.

A STUDY IN SURFACES and textures, this bath contrasts cool stone and warm wood in a decidedly masculine-looking way. The stylized and deliberate orientation of the grain pattern on the wood cabinetry is a playful repetition of the diagonally patterned floor tile