Backsplash is finally in! Cherry cabs, ss, marble bs finally done

julieh1926October 29, 2011

Well, after a long break in working on the home, we finally installed our backsplash after waiting about a year! I thought I'd share. It took forever to find a backsplash that worked with both the cherry cabs and the soapstone counters. We ended up finding a danby marble random plank tile and absolutely love it. Most importantly, our kitchen is finally done! Backsplash, window treatments, everything is in!

The backsplash is honed danby marble by Quarry Collection, their large planking mosaic tiles.

Thanks, as usual, for all the inspiration and help from everone on this board!

The coloring on some of these is a bit off, but you can get the idea.

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Wow, gorgeous! I love the look of the whole space! Backsplash is beautiful!

I do have a question... I am planning a similar room, kitchen/eating area/family room and am having some space planning issues. Do you know the dimensions of your entire room?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:46AM
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That is a beautiful kitchen! (I'm sort of partial to the marble/soapstone thing since that is what I did as well, tho :) I do love your choice of marble as it subtly pulls the colors of the surroundings without being a distraction. I think it all goes together nicely.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:48AM
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Looks very nice!

What color are your walls? I've been trying to find a warm golden beige just like that. TIA!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:49AM
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The wait was worth it. You found the perfect backsplash!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 12:03PM
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fabulously beautiful kitchen! Your backsplash is spectacular.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 12:06PM
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Your room is so pretty and the backsplash is understated, elegant and adds to the whole look. I like the window treatments as well. Nice room.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 12:08PM
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Love it!!!!! Kitchen looks beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 12:14PM
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Absolutely perfect! I love the backsplash and the soapstone and everything does go so well together.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 12:47PM
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Thanks for all the comments :)
Our overall space (kitchen, dining area and family room area) is about 25' x 22'. From the kitchen to the fireplace wall is about 25' and from the windows to the entertainment center is about 22'. Hope this helps!

Our paint is SW Blonde. It's a gold/tan and we love it. We used that throughout much of the house, with a deeper color on the same card for the dining room (can't remember the name).

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:07PM
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julieh1926...Thanks! Yes, that helps a lot. My space is 24' x 22', so almost the same!

Your paint color looks almost identical to mine. I have BM Desert Tan, but my painter used SW paint. I love the color.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:30PM
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You're the second person who replied "SW Blonde" when I asked about their wall color (the other is my neighbor). The funny thing is that I have already been seriously considering Ivoire, one shade lighter on that paint chip card. Studying it so much, in fact, that I knew that Blonde is one shade darker that Ivoire without looking. Since I've now asked twice about Blonde, maybe I should put that one into consideration as well. Thanks! btw, one shade darker is Restrained Gold. Or maybe you used Mannered Gold?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:59PM
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Beautiful! I love your kitchen and the backsplash looks perfect.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 7:38PM
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I love your cherry kitchen cabinets, the hardware you used, the counters, the backspash and the SW Blonde paint on the walls. You are blessed with so much light and so many windows. I love Cherry Cabinets but still undecided since I do not have a lot of light in my kitchen. Cherry cabinets with enough light are so rich looking.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:50PM
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Wow! Beautiful soapstone, very lovely cherry cabs and the backsplash ties it all together perfectly. Well done!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:41AM
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Julie, I really like the feel of your kitchen. I think many of us responding here have elements that are or feel the same and love it for the camaraderie. I like the backsplash pattern very much - I wonder whether yours was an inspiration for mine since they're so similar? Did you post recently? I don't remember trying to emulate yours but if I'd seen it I sure would have!

I remember seeing the nifty shape you set into the toe kick - very lovely. And of course the soapstone is buttery-liscious. Makes me want to have little beakers to play with.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 1:21AM
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Wow, it looks great!

Is that the franklin edge done by Bucks county?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 7:00PM
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I love it! The whole kitchen looks great!! I just recommended your backsplash to someone else on the forum, I hope you don't mind!! I love that you chose something different besides subway tile, (which I have)! Beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 7:13PM
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Your backsplash is lovely, and so are your cabs and ss! It all looks great together! Your cabs look like natural cherry, is that right? They're beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 7:26PM
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MIssyV the backsplash, and the entire space actually! i just bookmarked your bs :) thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 8:37PM
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Beautiful. I love the layout.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 6:59AM
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    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 7:20AM
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Thanks so much everyone! We learned so much from this forum -- I had never actually heard of soapstone before coming onto this board and quickly was convinced. We did use Buck's and it was a perfect experience with them.

Lisa_a -- YES -- we used SW Restrained Gold in our dining room. We actually meant to use Mannered Gold but the painters picked up the wrong shade. No big deal, though,

Andi K: it is a Buck's Franklin edge on our counters. I think we asked them to go light on the Franklin edge, but I absolutely love the edging. It just feels natural.

Our cabs are Kraftmaid natural cherry. I know some people have had issues with Kraftmaid, but a year later and we've had absolutely no problems.

And Aliris -- we were definitely not your inspiration :) I just saw someone's photos the other day who had a very similar backsplash, but it wasn't me. I wish I had seen their bs last year when I first started out looking -- would have saved me dozens of trips to tile stores. I think their tiles were random but all the same size, whereas ours have some thin and thick.

I really wanted marble for the bs and it was very tricky to find one that wasn't too cool. The danby marble has a lot of caramel mixed in with the gray.

Although I'm thrilled to be done with the kitchen (finally), it's a little sad not to have the project to work on. This was a DIY project (save a few hired out areas like counters, floor installation and drywall). Oh well -- tons to do in the house. On to bathrooms and laundry room reconstruction!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 8:59AM
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I love the cabinet-counter-backsplash combination! Just perfect.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 10:16AM
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Your kitchen is beautiful. Are your cabinets natural cherry, or do they have a stain? I love natural cherry, but I'm nervous that I'm not going to like the variations

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 2:38PM
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