for the love of a house: Skip the granite and opt for more of a natural counter top alternative like Soapstone. We are big fans of using the large canisters on the counter tops as chic way to organize and decorate in the kitchen.
I've seen a lot of clawfoot tubs with subway tile accent wall(s). Some clawfoot tubs are painted black. Maybe the grey tile floor, white subway tile, black outside the tub? too much tile? too much white?