2. Statement Tiles
Tiles, like wallpaper, allow you to go as quietly or exuberantly as you choose. Either way, given today's renewed interest in craftsmanship and the charm of natural imperfections, marble and encaustic tile stand out. Marble, because of the beyond-control "imperfections" in the ribboning that render it, ironically, perfect. Encaustic (or cement) tile is another popular choice because of the craftsmanship that comes with its production. Encaustic also allows you to introduce color and a sense of timeless heritage—the tiles have been produced everywhere from Cuba to Morocco for generations, and they radiate that rich history. Though they are bit harder to find, they can be worth the time and expense (note that if you can't source it locally, shipping can triple the cost, though).
3. Wallmount Faucets
Sink-mount faucets have been the default choice in the residential market for years, and wall-mount models are seen more often in commercial spaces like restaurants and hotels. No longer, however. Perhaps the reason is practical: they are easy to keep clean and dry. Perhaps it's an aesthetic: they channel the cafe, the farm, or the urban oasis. Either way, the extra $700 or so goes a long way in the bathroom (and they are great space savers).