Install on Friday; junk everywhere; advice on backsplash layout
I've posted earlier, and without boring everyone with what's going on, I'm doing a minor (but now over budget) remodel on my kitchen:
-new door and drawer fronts on existing cabinets (out with thermofoil and in with antique white painted maple);
-repainted all-wood existing cabinet boxes in antique white,;
-new wall unit with 2 18"x96" pantry cabinets with pull outs, 2 27" drawer bases, and 2 27"x42" uppers with a polished absolute black counter above the drawer bases;
-new paint on walls (BM Mt. Saint Anne) and new trim with antique white paint to match cabinets;
-new backsplash (4" square calacatta gold honed in diamond pattern);
-replacement of over the range microwave with stainless hood (creating a larger backsplash);
-warming drawer in new wall unit;
-new dual fuel range (already installed below last week); and
-new handwoven rugs to match wall color (already down).
I know that's a lot for not doing much, but here goes.
My house (c. 1826 row home in downtown Philly) is flooded with cabinets and tile boxes, etc. as you can see, and I need to decide if I've mixed the tile enough. The way it's worked out, there's about half white/cream pieces and half veined pieces. So I've arranged them in a sort of checkerboard pattern, which appears to work well. Please let me know your input, and then hold off for a couple of days for the end result.
Here's the before (although I've painted in a few spots and the new stove and rugs are in).
Here's the new tile and the mixture I created to come up with a pattern, and this is what I'm really needing the input on.