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If you are remodeling your Kitchen, or just dreaming about it, a granite waterfall counter top is a very modern and super chic way to add a little bit of glam.  I personally, am just dreaming about remodeling but this is what I would want!  I just love how the granite “falls” over the side of the island, it adds such great texture and creates a unique focal point to the space!

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I really love how the same granite used on the island is also used as the backsplash on the wall under the cabinets.  I actually wrote a post on my “Do’s and Don’ts when Selecting a Kitchen Backsplash” back in 2012 that talks about this!

What do you think?  A unique application like this, or the classic granite counter top slab?

Please contact me if you need help designing your own Kitchen!

 

 

 

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There are thousands of tiles available in every color, size, shape, and material you can imagine for a kitchen backsplash.  Needless to say, in order to know what you are looking for, there are several things to consider first.

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One, what is the material of your countertop?  In my post here, I explain the pros and cons to granite as a countertop selection and what some other alternatives are.

If your kitchen countertop is indeed granite, stay far, far away from any patterned tile (unless of course your granite is solid black).  A beautiful quality of granite is that there is so much variation in color and vein texture but this is what also prevents any patterned tile backsplash from working with it.  Too much texture does not work together (this is not like mixing patterns with fabrics).  Keep it simple!

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The example above is exactly what I am talking about, this just does not look right…

If your countertop is another solid material, then you have much more flexibility with selecting a patterned tile as a backsplash.  This bright kitchen below is so fun!

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Another thing to consider when selecting a backsplash is what the color and material of the floor is.  If its a stone (i.e. slate, marble, travertine, etc.), then do what you did when selected the countertop and pull from the tones that are on the floor.  If the tones are the same, then the backsplash will work.  If the floor is wood, then use the countertop as a guide for tone.  Be careful if selecting a tile with a  “pop of color”, remeber this is pretty costlty to change in 10 years when lime green looks “dated” again (remember your grandmother’s kitchen?).

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Another alternative is to totally nix the backsplash tile and commit to carrying the granite all the way up the wall and using it in place of the backsplash!  This is what I have done in my own house and I think that it creates a seamless and clean look (and is also very easy to clean!).  

Below are some pictures of my own kitchen…

My Kitchen

My Kitchen

If you are stil unsure about how to make sure all the finishes in the kitchen work togehter, keep it simple!  Or contact me!

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The Chevron is a very bold pattern that can make a really strong impact on a room.  A Chevron (also spelt Cheveron) is an inverted “V” shaped pattern typically seen in repetition.

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This pattern can sometimes be difficult to work with and isn’t for everyone, but it’s certainly one to try to play around with!

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If you don’t want to commit to incorporating it into your design completely, you can always bring the pattern in by using accents like pillows, blankets, rugs, and other smaller pieces that are easy to change out.

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One of my favorite (and most subtle) ways  to use the Chevron is in a tile backsplash or a wood flooring.  Remember that the lighter the pattern, the less intense it will be as well.

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Okay, Okay, just a few more that I love…

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