I just had to share, especially with all the recent interest in MOP here. Not sure when it will be installed, but granite is coming Monday!
Oh my goodness you MOP is gorgeous. I really would love MOP but I need something more understated because my granite has a lot of movement to it.
I can't wait to see it installed. MOP backsplashes are my absolute favorite!
That is NOT tile.
It is art.
it is jewelry.
Please share the source...
I am swooning here...
Holy smokes! That's awesome! Great choice!
Ditto what pharaoh said!!!!!!
That's lovely. Can't wait to see it installed.
Holly-kay, my granite has a lot of movement too, but I couldn't find a white or cream the seemed to look right. It needed a solid color with variation, which I found hard to come by in the lighter shades. I'm hoping this works in reality as well it the sample worked in my head :-)
It's from builderelements.com, the only place I could find that shape. But once I saw the diamonds, I knew that was the shape for me.
Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm pharaoh, tmy_jax, and cat_mom!
Ooooooh, so pretty. Makes me want to touch it!!!
I love it! It's one of the most dynamic versions of MOP I've seen. I can't wait (I'm sure you can't wait) to see it installed. It's going to be so gorgeous.
Can't wait to see it up! I got a sample from another place and probably should have gotten a few others. That particular color was not good with my counter so I went another direction. I still love MOP though!
Wow!!! It's just gorgeous. I love the shape of the tiles. I can't wait to see it installed!
Stunning!! I have pretty much decided I wanted a MOP BS, but had not thought of the diamond shape. Can't wait to see yours installed!
It is absolutely beautiful :) Looking forward to seeing it installed!
Lovely. I'm really looking forward to seeing it up.
Pretty - cant wait to see that jewelry on your wall!
Cryptic from iPhone.
Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it on the wall!
Bling! I love it!!!
Oh I LOVE that tile! LOVE it. Love.
Can't wait to see it up!!
I will be waiting anxiously to see it installed. Maybe I should reconsider.....
That looks fabulous!!! I might have to put that on my wish list...if I ever get that far...
I love it. I agree. It is jewelry for the kitchen! :)
That is sooooo pretty!! Can't wait to see it installed!
I'm sure all the quilters around here recognize the pattern as tumbling blocks, which is one of my all-time favorite quilt block patterns. The way the light casts the iridescence in different ways, depending on the orientation of the diamonds, is absolutely captivating! Beautiful!
love builderelements. bought my glass tiles from them for the bling bath several years ago.
Cant wait to see the 'art' installed.
Wow! Speechless - it's so....all of the above! I can't wait to see it installed! I bet you are antsy too but at least you get to touch it and look at it in person!
Well, looks like I picked a winner! So glad I have virtual friends that get as excited about my kitchen as I am. And in turn, I can be excited about yours, especially since I don't have to live in the construction :-)
I'm trying very hard to leave it alone, but I did fondle inspect each piece when I opened it up. I don't want to risk chipping more pieces (a few had corners chipped, but given the design I kind if expected that). Now the pictures are another story :-)
LOL @ : "I'm trying very hard to leave it alone, but I did fondle inspect each piece when I opened it up."
( dang, the line through 'fondle' didn't 'paste').
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'd like me a piece of that, too, but I'm scared I'll ruin it with my messy splashes and won't be able to keep it clean, sigh.
wow, beautiful! i agree with everybody else. it is like jewelry. cannot wait to see it put up!
Oooooh, sparkly! I may have to get a sample just so I can fondle it ;) Gosh, so beautiful.
That tile is absolutely enchanting. Can't wait to see it up with all your other elements.
looking forward to seeing it installed
That's gorgeous. Hmmm....may have to steal your design
Stunning!! I will wait with breathe drawn for the reveal!
We're all drooling. So beautiful. Bling!!!! What do you plan for the grout???
Can't wait to see it upon the wall!
Thanks for all the love!
Going to use an unsanded grout for sure. Not sure what color, got to check the other MOP thread to see what others have used. Also want to see what my GC suggests.
So exciting! My mop backsplash is going up next week (or so they say)! Based on previous experience, it might be a month or so.
I remember our discussion of the diamond mop awhile ago, glad you got it! I cannot wait to see it up. It is stunning! Please let me know what grout you use and sealant, etc etc. We are getting there!
The tiles are beautiful and the design comprising of the diamonds are adding more elegance to it.
Williamsen - what was the final resolution on your BS issue? Also - have you posted with your grout?
San Juan - hopefully no major delays!!!
Mines all finished and would love to see Williamson's installed. Here's mine!
Here's another shot. Almost completely finished with the whole kitchen and family room now!
I'm fairly certain it's going to come out, but I still love the tiles! They complement the granite beautifully in person, though they tend to photograph a bit warmer in color.
Beautiful kitchen sanjuangirl!
Williansem, it's sooooo beautiful! The tiles are absolutely gorgeous and works beautifully with your granite and cabinets. Hope your enjoying your lovely kitchen. Have you done the reveal yet? Looks like your almost finished! Can't wait to see it.
Aw, thanks! Haven't done a reveal yet. Still a couple little things. Plus if we decide to redo the tile soon, I'd wait. If we decide to put it off a bit, I'll just post anyway. I might end up reordering tile and having GC give me a call when he's got time, things often slow down close to the holidays and it would be easy to fit this in. A little time without construction would be nice too!
Why will it "come out" (/redo the tile?)
It looks gorgeous! I have MOP in my master shower as accent, and love it.
Oooooooohhhhh!!!! Love them both, Sanjuangirl and Williamsem! So sorry about your installation issues Williamsem. Love both of the BSs. Is that watercut tile behind the cooktop Sanjuangirl? Has anyone tried the MOP without the space for grout?
Williamsem everything looks gorgeous together! Can't wait for your final reveal!
Can you tell me what your hardware is and what size? I really like it, thx!
It's Crysanthemum by Artistic Tile
I'm about to place my MOP order for the backsplash, wainscot liner and shower feature wall in my bathroom. Sanjuan I'm in love with your backsplash! Which size of little MOP subways did you use? What mfgr and color of grout did you use? Where did you get the picture frame tile around the chrysanthemums? Also, how many squares of the chrysanthemums did you use? The Husband may have a heart attack but Your backsplash is ky bream bathroom! I mean, wouldn't a white carrara marble bathroom with a MOP framed feature with chrysanthemums in the center be amazing?
Thank you. I really love my backsplash". The grout is Polyblend non-sanded grout in Snow White.
The mop is from 'the Glass tile store and it's the mini brick pattern. The frame and liners are from a local Designer. It's Calcutta marble. The Chrysanthemum pattern is tricky. It doesn't come in squares, it fits together like puzzle pieces. It makes it more beautiful, but also more expensive since you must buy more than you need to complete the pattern and you must get a master tile setter. It was exacting work and took twice as long to do the famed piece as the entire rest of the 50 square foot bs.
Here's a picture of it going together. I used 5 pieces. Each piece is basically 3 flowers. I have 2 3/4 flowers left but had to have the 5th piece to complete the puzzle. The framed piece is 18x 25 inside the frame.
Good luck! Please send me pictures of what you end up doing!
Here's a shot of it grouted and "in the room"!
Sanjaungirl, would you mind sharing the color of your cabinets? Beautiful kitchen.
Thanks. It's Dunn Edwards Inside Passage with a chocolate brown glaze.