The first and last photos are the best representation colour-wise. My lacklustre Photoshop skills seemed to render the middle photos a bit on the yellow side. There's really nothing yellow about them - they're a classic Carrera marble.
The basement is coming along nicely and we just returned from a trip to Vancouver, so I'll have updates on both shortly. I found lots of lovely furniture in my jaunts around Gastown and South Granville, but haven't taken the plunge on any big-ticket items. My wish list includes a coffee table, a bench for the front door, an area rug for the living room and a light fixture for the master bedroom. I'm still putting some thought into all my options and will likely make some decisions in the new year.