We got the faucet - it's beautiful and a steal at $50 off Craig's List, regular MSRP is over $400. I did a quick fit to see how it would look. In the photo, I put a washer in the wrong place on the handle - it will be fit tight to the sink like the faucet is.
This is the penny tile I want for the shower basin.
Vertical subway tile installation below. I think I want it all squared up though like the picture with the gray tile. Although that installation may be less forgiving of any irregularities in the squareness of our shower stall.