I didn’t forget my promise to share pictures of the final choice for the Reece backsplash. (Just been busy at our own house, putting in a kitchen garden where the driveway used to be…but that’s another story!) Because the kitchen is so open to the rest of the house, I really wanted a backsplash that could be a strong design component, but not overwhelm whatever soft furnishings the new owners choose. I’m becoming more and more of a fan of mixed media in all my creations, so this mosaic is definitely in keeping with the textures in the rest of the house. Voila!
There is no dichroic in this one, but there are tiles reminiscent of sea glass, as well as some transparent amber ones. The subtle sparkle of those contrasts nicely with the rougher look of veined marble and textured ceramic. Some of the tiles are an almost perfect match for the Giallo Ornamental granite on the countertop.
By the way, did you notice the super-cool brushed stainless faucet? Looks like a museum piece, doesn’t it? And the sink is our latest favorite, the 10-inch deep/undermounted/”D” sink offered by our granite installer.
We’re really pleased with the way all the textures and colors came together in this kitchen. Could have been overwhelming, but it really looks classy.
We tested it out, and yes, it is a GREAT kitchen for entertaining!
Let me know what you think of our choices, and what kitchen adventures you are planning to tackle this summer.
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