Monday, May 20, 2013

sneak peek of tiles

I was so anxious to see my clients back splash up in her kitchen, here is just a sneak peek. The tiles hadn't been grouted yet when I was there to take pictures so I will wait to show the whole kitchen all completed next time I go and take some great photos of their beautiful kitchen all finished.

The tiles we choose were such a great choice with the granite and really tied everything together. The main field tile are a honed carrara marble with a small slate blue mosaic cut in on an angle. Over by the bar area, as you can see below, there are 5 accent tiles that were added. These were some tiles that my client picked up on her travels to Italy a couple months back and she wanted to incorporate them in the somewhere.

Below is the focal point of kitchen behind the range. These tiles are framed out in the same honed carrara marble and then the tiles on the inside are a beautiful wavy, almost hour glass looking tile. The framed out tiles really tie all the colors in the kitchen together, between the field tile, and even the blue tones in the granite and the gray tones in the super white granite used on the island. It's framed out so nicely like a piece of artwork.

I can't wait to show all the final pictures and how everything has come together. We just ordered some great upholstered pieces and the fabric we picked is so beautiful. I will post all of those and show how the whole house has really come together and is getting close to being done! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

idea of the day

I love this idea in the new issue of This Old House. How clever are these two chairs turned into a very pretty bench.

This Old House
They even give you the step by step on how to do it. What a fun and creative way to refurbish some old chairs!  Here is the tutorial on how it's done, This Old House .