I may have found the perfect backsplash for me! Opinions, plz.

inspiredisabelFebruary 1, 2013

Behind the range top will be the dot mosaic to the lower left of the black board outlined with the pencil trim of the marble board to the left. The rest will be silver clouds beveled subway tiles. I had never seen that marble in person but it is absolutely gorgeous! It is the perfect mix of colors. My countertops are Cambria Torquay and the my island is the gray color.

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wi-sailorgirl

I love it and by the way, your cabinetry is beautiful! What a gorgeous space that is going to be.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:42PM
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inspiredisabel

Thank you! I just realized it's very hard to see the details but in person... Lovely! :)

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 3:35PM
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Molly Phillips

Okay, fess up and tell us where you got it! I'd love to see if it would match my stuff (so yeah, I love it enough to consider copying it!)

Based on your tastes, Isabel, I think we'd be friends. We'd at least love shopping together. :) Can't wait to see the final kitchen. I hope mine looks that great once everything starts going together. Right now I'm just in that nervous stage.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 3:55PM
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Angie_DIY

I like it a lot!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:15PM
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pps7

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:19PM
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inspiredisabel

lovetodream - thank you! lol... I found the tile today at the stone yard where I'm getting my countertops. The Silver Shadow tile board is from Marble Systems. So, so pretty!

http://www.marblesystems.com/products/material-category/marble/

And the dot mosaic in clay is the Didgeridoo Dots line from Maniscalco Stone. Such a beautiful blend in person with grays and creams but on the website it appears to only be tans.

http://www.maniscalcostone.com/Marble-L3.aspx?traMasterColorId=177&traAssignerID=1&CategoryId=2

I tried taking a better picture of it but it just doesn't do it justice.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 5:32PM
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blondelle

I'm going to be the dissenting opinion here. It's just all too white and beige. You need some contrast. The marble on my monitor also reads a bit pinkish and might turn more so with a sealer on it. Those options would work much better with a medium toned to dark floor. With a light floor and the cabinets and backsplash light you would need a darker counter to balance it all.

As it is now there is interest with a difference of textures, but you also need some juxtaposition of light and dark to stop the kitchen from being so all light, bland, and monotone. The black liner will stand out too much with all that lightness. It would work better with a darker counter too.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 6:39PM
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cottagewithroses

It will be beautiful. It will compliment any accessories and look especially nice with a vase of pink roses and a little greenery.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 8:48PM
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inspiredisabel

Thank you for your responses! I pulled the trigger and ordered the marble today! It was a bit more than I was expecting but this is my dream kitchen so I had to do it. I am in LOVE with this marble!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 3:37PM
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KellyOaks

Would you be able to post a photo with your finished kitchen? I am curious to see what the finished product looks like.

I also have a white kitchen with Cambria Torquay counters and have no idea what to use as backsplash.

Thank you so much!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 2:25PM
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inspiredisabel

Hello! I guess I never checked back in but was contacted to post a finished picture. Truth be told, if I could do it over again I would use my subway tile in a herringbone pattern in the insert nice the range. Ha.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 6:48PM
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tmy_jax

Well, as long as I'm peeking... turned out very well! Though I could *totally* see a herringbone pattern behind the range. Very cool lighting over your island.

Congrats!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 9:34PM
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hbrrbh

Beautiful! What cabinets did you use?

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 10:00PM
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zep516

Are the brownies ready yet :)

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 10:07PM
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inspiredisabel

Thank you!

hbrrbh - The cabinets are from Bernier. :)

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 8:43AM
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msrose

Thanks for the update!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 5:42PM
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juddgirl2

Beautiful! Would you mind sharing your refrigerator info? Is it a built in or just counter depth?

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 8:29PM
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inspiredisabel

juddgirl2 - It is a built in, Thermador. :)

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 8:44PM
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oldbat2be

inspiredisabel - you need to do a reveal thread, your kitchen is lovely! What a warm, inviting, gorgeous space.

And honestly, if the tile detail over the cooktop area still irks you in say, 3 months, get a quote to replace with subway. I think that would be very simple. (Full disclosure, I always say that - we're DIY-ers, you can only imagine what my poor DH goes through...).

Congratulations on your new kitchen, it's great!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 9:00PM
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juddgirl2

Thank you for the info!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 9:35PM
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inspiredisabel

oldbat2be - Thank you! My husband would have a small coronary if I said I wanted to change out the mosaic! haha Unfortunately I paid way too much for just that small square that I would see too many dollar signs in the trash if I did that.. Might have to let a few years pass before I could attempt that. ;)

A full reveal thread seems intimidating! I will try to tackle that now over the Christmas break.

You're welcome, juddgirl2!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 6:48AM
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romy718

Beautiful kitchen. I love your countertops, the edge detail is so pretty. Yep, we need to see the whole kitchen and all the details. Please include some closeups of those marble subways. They are gorgeous!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 10:37AM
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emilyj67

Looks great!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 4:23PM
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inspiredisabel

Thank you Romy and Emily!

Here it is...

Here is a link that might be useful: reveal thread

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 9:32AM
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