So, here's an apron and some cute shoe's that I'd love to wear in my kitchen while using the funky, colorful spoons from my previous post. Apron from Anthropologie, of course! Shoes from Zappo's.
I've been doing some spring cleaning this week and when I got to the kitchen I thought it would be nice to take some images of my squeaky clean tile and share them on my blog along with some fashion items that I'd love to wear in the spotless environment.
And hears a little history of the kitchen make-over if you're interested.
When my husband and I decided to remodel our kitchen, I really wanted something very unique for the back-splash so I started searching high and low for just the right look. I didn't have anything particular in mind, I just thought that I would look until the right tile found me. I went online and in stores and kept finding very ordinary tiles that didn't get me very excited. Then one super fine day, I happened upon these amazing handmade tiles by Dunis Tile company that made me feel joyful and triumphant. I fell completely in love with them at first sight.
I showed the tile to my husband and he said, "They're great, do whatever you want." (License to decorate. I love it!!) So I moved forward with the project and picked 13 different finishes for the field tile. As you can see pictured above, some of the tile are smooth with a slick finish while others have a rough texture and finish. This variety in texture adds a great deal of dimension and interest to the kitchen and I feel that this combination gives the back-splash a bit of an old world feel with a modern twist.
So after picking out the field tile I thought it would be a good idea to find focal tile for this project. I know that typically fruit or vegetable tiles are displayed in a kitchen back-splashes but I guess I'm too unconventional to go with something that expected. I ended up going with accent tiles that were made from hardware items. In the catalog, the accent tiles that I really liked looked like washers and wire mesh and both were displayed in a silver finish. I was told that these are usually displayed in a bathroom or an industrial setting and this fact got me even more excited about the tile. I managed to get them in a red finish to match a border tile that I picked out as well. I just love the industrial feel of these tiles mixed with the old world field tiles. Again, this displays an unexpected combination with a twist on the conventional and that's just the way I like to live.
I'll post the rest of the kitchen pictures later this week.