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Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs Here

Posted by cawaps (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 17:28

It's time to start posting your kitchen designs featuring bold, patterned tile. The topic was introduced in this thread: Beckground for Bold Patterned Tile (yes, I made a typo in the title).

If you haven't done a "Design Around This" before, please read About the Design Around This threads. It explains the rules for the threads (such as they are), how we choose topics, and provides tips on how to create your own design board. One key point that bears repeating is that these threads are about offering critique of the designs, and in turn accepting criticism of your own designs. Even if you aren't creating a board, you are welcome to offer comments and discussion. Lively discussion makes it more fun for everyone.

Here's a recap of what we said in the background thread. The theme this time is bold patterned tile. What exactly do I mean by that? Well,...
1) Tiles that have at least two distinct colors on each tile
2) Tile that gets its pattern from color (as opposed to the shape of the tile or from a relief pattern--that's another exercise)
3) Using multiple tiles to create an overall pattern, rather than using single patterned tiles as accent tiles. That doesn't mean you can't combine patterned and plain tile: See this recent thread for an example: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0702183118623.html

Additional guidelines
---Neutrals count as colors, but the pattern should still be "bold" and not subtle
---Things that DON'T fit the parameters of this exercise, but could be their own DAT sometime in the future.
-------Mosaics where there is overall patten but each individual tile is a single color.
-------Tile murals, where each tile is different but when combined they create an overall picture.
-------Tiles that create bold patterns through the shape of the tile (like arabesque or star and cross) or through a relief pattern (sometimes you see a colored pattern in relief, those are okay for this exercise)


Follow-Up Postings:

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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

I am very very excited about this thread, and have been having lots of fun hammering out designs (3 so far; don't worry, I won't post them all at once).

The tile here is Angela Adams Graphics Argyle in colorway 7 from Ann Sacks. The tile is actually about 4x4, so I show it quite a bit oversized just because the detail is hard to see at this resolution and it becomes hard to manipulate the images.

The fabric shown on the right is for drapes; the small fabric swatch below the table is for upholstery for the chairs although the original off white has been growing on me.

I picked the cabinets for the color, not the style. I was originally thinking slab doors to match the contemporary feel of the tile. But, as with the chairs, the style of the cabinets has been growing on me.

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Details:
Tile: Angela Adams Graphics Argyle in colorway 7 from Ann Sacks
Cabinets: Plain & Fancy Nantucket Silver Shore
Floor: Aurora Hardwood Hand-Sculpted Engineered Acacia in Walnut (that's a mouthful)
Range and Hood: Viking in mint julep. Yes, I know they don't make great ranges, but they have such pretty colors.
Counter: Silestone quartz in coffee brown
Hardware: Top Knobs bar pull in oil-rubbed bronze.
Paint: Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green
Storns dining table from Ikea
Porter upholstered dining chair from kaboodle.com
Upholstery fabric: Lisbon Seaspray by TNT Charleston
Drapery fabric: Gorgeous Pearl Floral Slubby Basket drapery fabric from Braemore (also a mouthful, but that's what the website said)
Print of American Gothic by Grant Wood
Venini Murano glass chandelier (1960s Italian) from 1stDibs.com


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Cobalt Villa Lagoon San Lucas tile

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Backsplash: Villa Lagoon San Lucas tile (diagonally set pinwheel)
Cambria Fieldstone counters
Treefrog Veneer cabinetry in Grey Straight Grain Oak
Kitchen Aid Slide in
Daltile Blue Hawaii terrazzo
Farrow and Ball Closet Stripe paper
Fontana Arte vintage fixture through 1st dibs
Chairs and laquered table through 1st dibs
Carini Lang rug
Painting by Eduardo Inglesias
Gio Ponti sideboard
Atlas Gold plated pull


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Iznik Kitchen

I created this kitchen around the Ann Sacks Iznik Hatayili 2 tile. I love this bold pattern and colors. I wanted to highlight the bold blue with an Ilve Majestic Blue range and blue range hood. Rather than choosing patternless/textureless materials, I opted for walnut cabinets, calacatta gold marble, and American Olean Ultratech porcelain tile.


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Pal Cobalt Villa Lagoon San Lucas Tile: I like the tile and most of your selections very much. I think that I would find the striped wallpaper very hard to live with in the context of all the other materials (especially the tile and the rug), although I think I would love it in another context. The ceiling fixture and rug are fabulous.

Pricklypear Ann Sacks Iznik Hatayili 2 tile: Beautiful tile. I like the combination of materials, especially the tile with the walnut. I'd like to see the purplish tones (periwinkle?) of the tile picked up somewhere else in the design. Maybe a rug?


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Beau Monde tile

I haven't done one of these in ages, so bear with me. I don't think the tile and area rug would work too close together, I expect the colours are off, but the flowers in the rug are so similar to the backsplash tile.

OB-Tile Focus Kitchen

This island and chairs with lighting shown, but in blue to match the tile above.
OB-Tile Focus Kitchen - Island

Tile: Ann Sacks, Beau Monde in Aquamarine
Cabinets: Cherry with glass uppers, birds eye maple lower drawers with cherry surround
Counters: Caesarstone, Wild Rice
Chairs: Ladyli from Sevensedie reproductions
Table: Jacque Garcia Lucky Pedestal Table
Rug: Emma Gardner Flowers on water rug
Island Pendants: Seda by Oliver Szasz
Range master oven
Dining Chandelier: Virgins 6-LT


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Ann Sacks Tile in Jade and Adventurine

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tile: Ann Sacks, ava 2 in jade and adventurine
counter: Silestone in red eros
cabinets: Kraftmaid, slab veneer in quartersawn oak, fawn
floor: Forbo marmoleum in caribbean
Wolf range
Vent-a-hood
dform Pucci drum pendant from 2modern.com
table by designer Paul Loebach
chair from moderneurodesign.com
semi pro faucet and stainless steel sink


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Sochi Beau Monde: I love this tile, especially in the blue/green. You're right that the green of the rug and chair are a bit too yellow to match the tile, but in real life you would have the option of other colors like peridot.

The dining table and chairs work very well together and with the dark counter and range in the kitchen. I find the island lighting a bit disturbing for reasons I haven't fully analyzed. They look like a too-big shapeless dress that someone has cinched up with a belt to make it stay on, and they seem at odds with the elegance of the rest of the room.

Purplepansies Ann Sacks Beau Monde Ava 2 tile: The tile shown is not in jade and adventurine (they're green), but that's Ann Sacks' mistake, not yours. I think it's carnelian with pearl, opal or moonstone. Regardless, you did a great job of echoing the wavy shape with the light fisture and the helical table legs. It works without seeming overly contrived. The tile looks very good the cabinet color, and overall the colors are balanced.


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DUH! Of course jade is green! For a fleeting moment I thought something wasn't right, then forgot all about it. Thanks for the correction, Cawaps!

As for the kitchens - Cawaps, those soft, earthy colors are some of my favorite. I can definitely see myself in that kitchen. Love the fabric you chose for the drapes!

Pal, I'm not too keen on high contrast stripes - they give me headaches - but I love the blues and greys together - another favorite combo of mine. (I actually am working on a blue-grey kitchen right now.) I admire how you put together multiple bold patterns. I'm not brave enough to try. Love the terrazzo floor!

Pricklypearcactus, I too seem to be leaning toward wood versus painted cabs for many of these bold patterned tiles. The wood seems to keep the kitchen warm and grounded. The range pairs perfectly with those tiles. The marble is a nice choice, too. I had wondered what a white counter would look like, but I think it would be too stark or modern paired with the tile, at least for my tastes.

Sochi, that is one of my favorite of the Ann Sachs tiles! I like the way the brown counter grounds the tile, and the glass cabs keep it light. Were you thinking clear glass or a frosted? I was wondering if being able to see items inside the cabinets might be busy-looking?


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

DUH! Of course jade is green! For a fleeting moment I thought something wasn't right, then forgot all about it. Thanks for the correction, Cawaps!

As for the kitchens - Cawaps, those soft, earthy colors are some of my favorite. I can definitely see myself in that kitchen. Love the fabric you chose for the drapes!

Pal, I'm not too keen on high contrast stripes - they give me headaches - but I love the blues and greys together - another favorite combo of mine. (I actually am working on a blue-grey kitchen right now.) I admire how you put together multiple bold patterns. I'm not brave enough to try. Love the terrazzo floor!

Pricklypearcactus, I too seem to be leaning toward wood versus painted cabs for many of these bold patterned tiles. The wood seems to keep the kitchen warm and grounded. The range pairs perfectly with those tiles. The marble is a nice choice, too. I had wondered what a white counter would look like, but I think it would be too stark or modern paired with the tile, at least for my tastes.

Sochi, that is one of my favorite of the Ann Sachs tiles! I like the way the brown counter grounds the tile, and the glass cabs keep it light. Were you thinking clear glass or a frosted? I was wondering if being able to see items inside the cabinets might be busy-looking?


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cawaps - Love what you've done with the Argyle tile. Everything just fits together incredibly well. I agree a rug or maybe some art to pull in the other color would be great. I wasn't quite certain what kind of rug or art would work, but I love the idea.

palimpsest - I really like the top half of what you've done with the San Lucas tile. The bottom half is just a bit too much blue for me. I particularly like the use of gray countertops and cabinets and the blue in the terrazzo floor.

purplepansies - Love what you've done here. The table is to die for and I think all the other elements work together perfectly for a very sleek modern look. I personally like the start white against that tile, but I could also see something else that would be less shocking, maybe black or gray or even blue (though that could be too much).


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

So sorry, no idea why that posted twice!

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KJ Patterson tile from Mission Tile West
Counter - Silestone Minerva Cream
Cabinets - Crown Point, Barrington in walnut
Viking range
Black and brown Marchella Dining Table from Pier One
Chair and floor - Google image, source unknown
Empire Pendant by Quoizel
Blanco Silgranit Sink
Dnaze Opulence faucet in ORB


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Purplepansies KJ Patterson tile: Wow...just, wow! That is some seriously pretty tile, and the combintion of blue and chocolate brown is gorgeous. Colorful but elegant (which a lot of people seem to think can't be done--here's the proof).


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Villa Lagoon Tile Stu Neyland Collection Imagine Tile

This one I wanted to be fun and contemporary. And I love these tiles, which match up all 4 ways, so you can do different looks with the same tile. Here I did a row with one orientation, then a row with another and alternated rows.

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Floor: Aqua 2 terazzo tile formula from hgglass.com
Cabinets: Kraftmaid slab maple in parchment
Cabinet Hardware: Lime green glass knobs and pulls from Etsy.com
Range and range hood: Viking in iridescent blue
Counter: Pionite laminate in Surfin USA
Backsplash: Imagine tile from the Stu Neyland collection at Villa Lagoon Tile
Paint: Benjamin Moore At Sea
Table: Quebec dining table from jlewis.asymbio.com
Chairs: Eames molded plywood dining chair from stardust.com
Lighting: Modern lime green drum pendant from universal-lighting.co.uk
Fabric for drapes: Tropic Scene Capri by Robert Allen from buyfabrics.com
Painting: Satsumas and Grapefruit by Amy Weiskopf


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Cawaps - Villa Lagoon Tile Stu Neyland Collection Imagine Tile - wonderful kitchen, I love the colours but I couldn't take the backsplash and the floor together I think. As with Pal's San Lucas tile, I fear it would hurt my brain. Perhaps not IRL though.

purplepansies - re: your walnut kitchen, I love everything. Gorgeous kitchen, elegant as cawaps said, and very current and stylish.

purplepansies - Ann Sacks - also great, a really fun kitchen. The table and backsplash are a great match and play together wonderfully.

pricklypearcactus - Cobalt - wonderful, wonderful kitchen. I just love walnut and blue together. The tile is just fantastic, as are the lights - where are they from? If those cabs were slab fronts I would take that kitchen as is. Most of your elements are pretty modern, perhaps slab is a better fit? Either way, great job with that kitchen.

Pal - very masculine kitchen (I think), and certainly very cohesive. The tile would probably make my head hurt, but I love those cabinets. Very cool. I just checked out their web-site, awesome veneers.

cawaps - I see what you mean about the lighting in my first kitchen. I liked the rounded, flower-like shape, but I could have found better I'm sure.


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Delft

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Delft Tile
Navy Formica
Plain and Fancy Wallingford door in red oak
Viking Range in Viking Blue
Emtek Painted China knob
Kahrs Walnut floor in Dutch pattern
Adelphi Paper Hangings Circle Ornament paper
Richard Rothstein chandelier
Vintage Dutch chairs and table, through 1st dibs
Khotan Rug - Nazmiyal Collection


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Palimpsest Delft: The blues in this one all work together really well, and the pattern of the wallpaper pairs well with the tile. The whole thing evokes a sense of affluent conservatism. Old money.

I've been working on a blue and white one, too, that I'll post in a minute.


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Blue Isabel Talavera Tile

I wanted to do something with a traditional tile design and picked this blue & white talavera tile. I was thinking of one of the small stucco Spanish/mission style homes we have a lot of in this area.

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Floor: Nocturnal sea handcrafted Terra Nova floor tile from mexicantiles.com & solid white talavera tile from tierrayfuego.com
Cabinets: Kraftmaid square recessed panel, cherry in chocolate
Cabinet hardware: white ceramic knobs, sorry no brand name, found on Google shopping
Range: Whirlpool Gold gas range
Range hood: Futuro Futuro Connecticut wall hood
Counter: Formica Mineral Spa
Tile: Talavera tile from Tierrayfuego.com--Blue Isabel, Blue Lace, and solid white
Paint: Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige
Table: Santos round dining table from highfashionhome.com
Chairs: Astor brown marbled leather side chair from Overstock.com
Lighting: Quoizel Taylor Western Bronze Bowl pendant chandelier from LampsPlus.com
Artwork: Grey Bottles by David Segel from 1stDibs.com


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

The reason I like the Purplepansies' KJ Patterson/Mission West, my own Delft, and Cawaps' Talavera is that they are non-referential to time period. I've seen kitchens from every decade from the 1960s except perhaps this last one, that are similar.

The striped wallpaper in my Villa Lagoon kitchen, the Ava tile in purplepansies' red kitchen, and both tiles in cawaps' Aqua kitchen give me a headache. :(. I couldn't live with the striped walls in my first contribution at all.

My personal feeling about heavily patterned tile is that it dictates the palette, and I have trouble seeing other colors mixed in, only those matches (or versions slightly up or down the saturation scale), will make the cut for me. I don't feel this way about textiles so much, so it's a bias.
I have an easier time pushing the pattern limit as long as it is the same hue, than I do mixing in other colors.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Pal, I was going to disagree with you about the patterned tile dictating the palette until I looked at my own designs. In each, the cabinets bring in a color not in the tile, but in each design it is a neutral. I tried to add an additional color to my talavera design and failed; even the artwork is very muted.

I generally try to keep my palettes to no more than 4-5 colors; when the tile has 3 colors it doesn't give you a lot of wiggle room.

I also noticed that I like the designs better when my eye has a place to rest. That's the problem with the floor in my aqua kitchen--between the floor and the backsplash, there is too much going on and it's hard to focus. I think the same thing is a problem in your Villa Lagoon San Lucas design--the things that are restful, like the cabinets, are overwhelmed (in the proportions on the board) by the backsplash, floor, wallpaper and rug.

Not that I'm saying everything else has to be toned down and boring to "let the tile be the star." None of the designs posted so far would be in any way boring without the tile.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

If you take out the wood in my two contributions I have limited the palette to essentially one color: blue. Okay, the carpet has the wood tone in it, in the delft kitchen.

I really like a restricted palette, or at least something that reads like a restricted palette, say oriental rugs that have a lot of colors but kind of blend into one impression.

But, I almost never get to do a restricted palette in real life because that means everything has to be done at the same time, and I don't get the opportunity to work with budgets like that. I do restrict my background palettes though, the contents however, may have colors all over the map.


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And:

Getting a headache has nothing to do with whether I think it's a good design, really, there are just certain things that don't play well visually for me, not that there's anything wrong with them per se.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

This one was a disaster. This is version six and I still don't really like it. Oh well, I'm done. I was having trouble determining what direction I wanted to go. The range is cream coloured, although it looks green to me here.
OB-Tile Kitchen 2e

Tile: Ann Sacks, Peacock
Range: Rangemaster Elan 110cm Range Cooker
Counter: Caesarstone Raven
Pendant: Tulip Pendant Shades - French Vanilla and Green
Flooring: Marmoleum, Rustling Leaves


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

I like this one because it is closely correlated. I would even want a predominantly green blind though.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Pal - I had changed the blind to white in another version, forgot to add it back to this version of the kitchen, argh. Green is a good idea.


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Paramount

Sorry, this one is self indulgent. I had never done up an idea board with the paramount tile, so did this for myself, but figured there was no harm in sharing. I should probably just pull the trigger for goodness sake, I still love the tile over two years later.

Imagine SS appliances (although wouldn't chocolate be cool? Too much maybe).

OB-Tile Kitchen 3c

Tile: Walker Zanger Studio Moderne, Paramount
Cabinets: Slab Walnut
Counters: White/Gray Quartzite
Table: Jacque Garcia Lucky Pedestal
Chairs: Cherner Classic in Walnut
Light fixture: Niche Modern, ENCALMO-STAMEN MODERN PENDANT LIGHT
Floors: Birch
Photograph: Flower Spores, National Geographic Photo

I really like the Garcia Lucky Pedestal table. I emailed a store the other day asking the price, but haven't heard back. I suspect that means that if I had to ask ...


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Sochi, Ann Sacks Peacock tile: I sense that you might be frustrated with this one ;) I actually think it is quite pretty. If the cream range actually looked cream, I don't think it would work as well. It does have a greenish cast in the pic, but I think it works with the other greens.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Just heard back about the price of the Garcia table - $8,620 for the 54" with leathered black granite top.


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Not sure if the picture of my Iznik tile design is still showing up anymore, so I'm sorry if it isn't. (I have no idea what happened, I haven't changed anything in photobucket.)

purplepansies (KJ Patterson) - Lovely! I really like the combination of the blue with the warm beige and walnut.

cawaps (Villa Lagoon) - I like the mixture of blues and greens, not just one tone but several.
(Blue Isabel) - A great example of how white appliances can really work in a design.

palimpsest (Delft) - Love this. The materials and colors just work perfectly. I don't feel oversaturated with the blue because the variety of wood adds a great contrast.

Sochi (Peacock) - I must disagree with your "disaster" conclusion. I really like this one.
(Paramount) - I've always loved the applications where you've considered (not sure if you ever selected) this Paramount tile. I'm really liking it, though I think I'd go with stainless appliances because I do think chocolate would be too much for me at least.


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Mission Tile West 60s Revival Collection "Lava Lamp"

This is actually the first design I did, using one of Mission Tile West's 60s revival tiles. The tile is called "Lava Lamp", hence the choice of table lamps in the dining area. Yes, they really are that big (27 inches), but I wish the finish were different.

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Details:
Floor: Marmoleum Real
Cabinet: Kraftmaid maple slab in cardinal
Cabinet hardware: Emtek mid-century modern Dane pull
Counter: Caesarstone Linen
Cooktop & refrigerator: Kenyon Silken 2 platinum burner (x2)
Oven: Viking in Taupe
Backsplash: Mission Tile West 60s Revival tile "Lava Lamp"
Range Hood: Viking in Biscuit (I probably would have done taupe if I had found a usable image but I didn't)
Paint: Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige
Chairs: Baxton Studio mid-century modern twill executive side chair, red
Table: French 70s modernist table from 1stDibs.com
Sideboard: Meridian sideboard from thisnext.com
Table lamps: Lava lite grande 250 oz lava lamp from lampinfo.com
Ceiling light: Modernist Italian glass chandelier from 1stDibs.com
Artwork: Land Wind Myth by Valerie B Hird (2011)


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Cawaps - Villa Lagoon tile - I like the colors a lot, but agree the floor and backsplash are too much together. And I love the 60's revival kitchen! Fun colors, and you can never go wrong with lava lamps!!

Pal - Delft tile - I really like that floor! I think most people would never go with a blue counter, but I think that's what makes this work.

Sochi, I think your "disaster" kitchen is anything but! I like the soft colors very much. Agree with Pal that a green blind would be nice. And that paramount tile for your kitchen is beautiful! Are you going to do it?


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Villa Lagoon Monterey Collection Wave

One more.

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Floor: Marmoleum Real Concrete
Cabinet: Kraftmaid square recessed panel maple in onyx; Kraftmaid silver screen glass doors
Hardware: Chinese antique brass cabinet pulls; Plymouth pull from eknobsanpulls.com
Range and hood: Viking in golden mist
Counter: Silestone Capri Limestone
Backsplash: Villa Lagoon Monterey Collection Wave tile
Paint: Benjamin Moore Fairview Taupe
Table: Avalon from Crate and Barrel
Chairs: Thyra white dining chair from interiorexpress.com
Art: Left Overs Winter08 v.3 by Timohty Tompkins from 1stDibs.com
Lighting: Maxim Meridian umber bronze pendant light from LampsPlus.com


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Ann Sacks June Tile

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Ann Sacks June tile in amazonite and peacock topaz
soapstone counters
Plain & Fancy inset cabinets - Soho in Stony Bridge
Capital Culinarian range
Vent-a-Hood
toasted hickory planks
Floyd round dining table from zincdoor.com
West Elm curved leather dining chair in elephant
Robert Abbey Bling Collection convertiable chandelier from eurostylelighting.com
crystal satin nickel round knobs from bellacor.com
Blanco Silgranit sink
BM West Coast paint - It may be hard to see, but there are a number of blues in the tile. I liked this color best, but you could go lighter or more saturated depending on your taste.


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Sochi Paramount: This kitchen has some of my favorite things (and I recognize many of yours as well). I have loved the paramount tile since I first saw it, especially the pattern/color that you show. It was one of my top contenders back when I was going to do a real remodel. That line of lighting fixtures is also a personal favorite, and I love it with the green and walnut. The artwork looks great with the other colors, and the chairs are very sexy.

Purplepansies June: I like the delicate, lace effect of the tile. I think the paint is a good match and I like the drama of the darker shade. I was looking at those chairs just yesterday at West Elm (in a different color) and thinking, "Hey, I could use those in one of my boards." They have nice lines.


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Black and Black + Red

Two versions of this one, I just couldn't manage not adding some red.

OB-Black Tile Kitchena

I think the addition of the red moves this from masculine ultra modern to slightly feminine gothic?? Not for the faint of heart at any rate. Different chairs would reduce the 'gothic' feel, but I thought these were fun. They were also the only chairs I found in the right shade of red. A good kitchen for one of the male vampires from True Blood perhaps?

OB-Black Tile Kitchenc

Tile: Petali, Lithea
Counter: Eros Stellar Silestone
Cabinets: White Macassar from Real Wood Veneers, Treefrog
Faucet: Kohler Karbon in black
Light: Possini Euro Planet Chrome and Black Pendant Chandelier
Table: Alistir from GLAS
Chairs: not sure
Flooring: Concrete
Range: Smeg


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RE: Design Around This #21: Bold Patterned Tile - Post Designs He

Sochi Petali, Lithea: Of the two of these, I like the second one better. I don't think it is so much the masculine/femining thing; I just like red. I think that the femininity of the latter stems more from the style of the chairs (especially that they are tufted) than the color. The chairs in the first one look wicked uncomfortable to me.

You liked the Treefrog veneers, too, huh? Palimpsests finds the coolest sources. He used Chemetal laminates in a long-ago board, and they're so cool that I've used them a few times since.

I have that fixture saved somewhere from when we did animal prints (I did zebra; not sure if I used that fixture in the finished board but I looked at it), and the cabinet laminate really brings that back. I was thinking about those zebra boards anyway, because I'm also working on a B/W kitchen using a very different tile. I don't think mine is coming out gothic at all, though. There is, however, so much black that a lighting designer would be a "must" if you wanted to do it IRL.


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I like the second one better, too, Sochi. I think the addition of the red is very dramatic. Love that veneer.

I like your last one, too, Cawaps. I'm just drawn to that palette; even with the black cabinets and table and bold tile, it feels "soft" to me. A big reason, I think, is the silver screen uppers that lighten the room and that wonderful paint color. Love the chandelier!


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Ann Sacks Grace 2 Tile in Peridot

I promise this is the last of these Ann Sacks tiles! I just love them - probably because I could never afford them!

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Ann Sacks tile - Grace 2 in peridot
Plain and fancy Novara Amanto Walnut cabinets
Walnut shelves instead of uppers here
Caesarstone Blizzard counters
Capital Culinarian range
russet hickory plank floor
Georgetown Dining Table from amishdirectfurniture.com
Lancaster chair from Crate and Barrel
Jamie Young drum pendent - zincdoor.com
Caura rug from CB2
Had to add in these fun salt and pepper shakers! Koziol Piep salt and pepper set - amazon.com


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Purplepansies: Ann Sacks Grace 2 - I just love the Ann Sacks tiles too, there are at least a dozen I'd like to play with. Those salt and peppers are fantastic! The whole kitchen looks lovely, very elegant. Lots of wonderful walnut in this DAT.

Cawaps - yes, I love those tree frog veneers, they are fabulous. I was in a wood/lumber store a couple of weeks ago admiring all kinds of similar gorgeous veneers. DH had to drag me out. Palimpsest does find the greatest things!

Re: my Petali, Lithea kitchen, you would indeed need great lighting to pull it off. I imagine that kitchen in an open concept loft with lots of expansive windows too. I certainly could have used that kitchen in the animal prints DAT, it is very Zebra like.

Purplepansies, June tile: again, very elegant and lovely. The art you chose is perfect. It is a calm and sophisticated kitchen that is sparked alive by the wonderful tile. I think it is examples like this that may encourage your average Gardenwebber (like me) to not be afraid of bold, graphic tile.

Cawaps: Villa Lagoon Monteray Collection Wave - The backsplash, art and fixture are great together. A less modern black fixture would still work well too. I get a similar feel to Purplepansie's June tile - it is an elegant kitchen that could appeal to a wide audience, and it is really brought to life by the tile.

The red lava lamp kitchen is really fun. My 8 year old daughter has a lava lamp she just loves - I'll have to show her this kitchen.

Finally, regarding my Paramount kitchen, to your question Purplepansies, yes, I think we will do it. My only hesitation in ordering the tile is that I have never seen it in person. No one in my city or area carries it. My DH was away on a business trip recently, that city had a shop that carried the tile. They would loan a sample to us for 24 hours with a $500(!) deposit. Not very helpful at all, considering we live a four hour flight away. But I showed DH the olioboard and I think we're willing to make the leap.


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Sochi, I have seen the Paramount tile in person (Walker Zanger showroom nearby), and it is fabulous. If you are looking at the green (clover), it reads a bit less yellow in real life than in the image you snipped. This color swatch reads closer to the real thing (on my monitor, at least).

The other thing to keep in mind is how very big this tile is at 15x15. It isn't something you want to pick for in between your counter and uppers (not a problem in your space as I recall)

Did you know your Paramount kitchen on this thread is already showing up on a Google search for "Studio Moderne Paramount"?


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Thanks Cawaps, the swatch you show does seem quite a bit greener, which is okay. I just did a search an hour or so ago and saw my mood board, so funny.

I do think that it may be too big now (I just posted a separate thread on this). I only have 18" between my counter and the shelves. Unless I went all the way to the ceiling, but this would mess with my pictures. Darn, just when I thought I had made a decision...


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Artistic Tile

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This is a "softer," much more feminine kitchen. I really like this tile and it's more quiet, subtle pattern. I hope the colors look to you like I see them on my monitor - pale green that seems to go very well with these painted cabinets.

Danse Lucido tile from Artistic Tile
Merillat cabinets - Ladera maple door in willow
walnut counters
Bertazzoni range
Frigidaire hood
Blanco silgranit sink
bridge faucet was a google image, I couldn't find the brand
Hickory floors
Round walnut veneer dining table from centuryfurniture.com
Parson chairs from Home Decorator's
Brentwood pewter chandelier - laylagrace.com
paint is a brand called Taubman's (?) - color is sagebrush
Richelieu 3.5" brushed nickel cabinet pulls from lowes.com


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Oh I do so love this thread. It surprised me how many tiles and tile mfrs I recognized. I bit the bullet last week and ordered a bold patterned tile (kjp) but am second guessing myself and gazing wistfully at these submissions and wishing I'd seen this thread before I ordered anything at all for the kitchen...

For me, the bold tile is sleight of hand, a conjurer's trick. I like my elements individually but somehow, together, they do not amount to anything special. The right tile (contrast in my case) seems to make all the difference.

These are beautiful kitchens!

purple pansies, I love your latest post, very calm and soothing.

Sochi -While not for me. I reaally like your black and red.


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Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Paccha Kitchen

This design is centered around the Ann Sacks Paccha floor tile in icicle, milk, and smoke. It may be difficult to see the pattern, but each encaustic tile has several colors.


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Natural material tile.

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haiku_volcano-1haiku_volcano-1
maple-canvasmaple-canvaswhirlpoolbiscuitmaple-canvasmaple-canvas
Selvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzoSelvaggio_Mosaic_NeroBronzo
slippersatin-1charthousealabasterslippersatin-1
leatherchairs-1-1tesselatedtableleatherchairs-1
carinilangstrata
curtisjereraindropsduverrelotus

Petrified Wood tile from Ann Sacks
Haiku Silestone
Krafmaid Cabinets in Maple Canvas
Whirlpool oven in Biscuit
Selvaggio Linea mosaic from Ann Sacks (stone and metal)
Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin wallcolor
Visual Comfort alabaster fixture
Leather chairs and tessellated Bone table, thru 1st Dibs
Carini Lang "Strata" rug
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" sculpture, thru 1st dibs
DuVerre Lotus knob


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I think all of these latest contributions work. I particularly like the second to last post, the blue with the Pacca floor tile.


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Purplepansies Danse Lucido: I love the gray-greens with the dark browns, and the floral print is a nice feminine touch. I'm not entirely sold on stainless with the green (but then I appear to be the sole member of the don't care for stainless club).

Pricklypearcactus Paccha: This kitchen has a lot of the OTK hallmarks (inset Shaker, soapstone, schoolhouse pendants) but you've totally changed it up. I love the blues and the cottagey chair. If the Paccha is the floor tile, are the white hexagonal tiles the backsplash?

Palimpsest Petrified Wood: All the colors and materials work really well together. The cabinets and wallpaper read slightly pinkish on my monitor, which I don't normally see as a plus, but the whole look is very sophisticated.


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Villa Lagoon Ikat

This is the last iron I had in the fire. It's pretty eclectic, and by the end I was feeling that it wanted to be Hollywood Regency (I think it was when I put the deco fixture over the Regency table with the modern chairs and the zebra skin mirror on the wall), but it didn't come from me trying to do Hollywood Regency at all. I'll let y'all be the judges of whether it works.

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Floor: Marmoeum Graphic Domino
Cabinets: Kraftmaid square recessed panel maple in onyx
Counter: Silestone White Zeus Extreme volcano texture
Range: Lacanche
Backsplash: Villa Lagoon Ikat tile
Hood: Rangecraft
Paint: Benjamin Moore Peace and Happiness
Rug: Kite Kilim rug from West Elm
Table: Calligaris Regency dining table from neointeriors.com
Chairs: Moira dining chairs from neointeriors.com
Barcelona tall black and white credenza
Dimond Lighting Alva table lamp
Rectangular mirror with zebra skin frame from fleurluxuryliving.com
French Art Deco frosted glass chandelier from 1stdibs.com


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Mission Tile West Cement Tiles

Don't know if anyone is still doing these, but I have one or two left.

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Crown Point cabinets
soapstone counters
Mission Tile West - cement tiles from Nicaragua
Wolf range
Vent-a-Hood
natural hickory planks
Marchella Dining Table - Pier One
Hampton 3 piece upholstered set - ballarddesigns.com
Dimensions pendant by Landmark Lighting
paint - BM Sundial
The "picture" on the wall is cheating a bit - it's actually a tile from ravenstonetiles.com called "Solitude" - I couldn't find anything I liked except this, so it represents art I'd put here.


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I'm a new member. This was fun.


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Purplepansies Mission Tile West cement tiles: This is a very soothing color combination. I like the baquette.

Kittycatpaws is my 8-year-old daughter, who wanted to do her own kitchen design. She pulled items from my Olioboard library, so some of the items may look familiar (like the Renoir). Here are her details:

Floor: Armstrong VCT Marina Blue
Cabinets: Slab doors in periwinkle. Sorry, no detail
Cabinet hardware: periwinkle flower knobs from Pottery Barn Teen
Range: La Cornue Albertine
Cookware: Le Creuset in ink
Counter: Caesarstone Deep Ocean
Vases: Dwell Studio vase pebble blue double bulb
Tile: Polanco 3 Talavera Mexican tile from Tierra y Fuego
Rangehood: Frigidaire
Paint: Behr Pear
Chairs: Austrian Biedermeier side chairs from 1stDibs.com
Table: Metal top Provencal table from Kaboodle.com
Art: Roses dans une fenetre by Renoir
Lighting: Bellina Chandelier in Platinum from ZGallerie


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Purplepansies: just lovely again. I really like the uppers, but I'm not sure about tile with those uppers.

kiitycatpaws: nice name! Welcome! I love all the blues in your kitchen, especially that wonderful range. Perhaps a less formal chandelier might work better? I'm not sure though. Great work.
My 8 year old dd is playing with olioboard too, she is working on her bedroom. She hasn't graduated to kitchens yet! ;)


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Hi kittycatpaws! Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your first design! You did an awesome job, I am impressed! I love the tiles you chose, and almost used that same range in a design I am still working on. I am curious - is blue your favorite color?


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So much fun - wish I could have done something like this - but chicken!


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I worked for a bit on creating a design board with my tile, and couldn't figure it out and quit. Shown up by an 8 year old - I hang my head in shame. Obviously, I need to get back to the drawing board and try some more.


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Well, the 8-year-old had help with Olioboard. She probably would have gotten very frustrated without help.


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ae2ga - post what you have so far and what you are having trouble with, maybe we can help!


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So I called my daughter and she said - oh momma, you can do that on the Adobe Design - you just have to ... and she stopped speaking English at that point. I used Publisher instead (a program I know) and saved as a jpeg file.

The cabinet is walnut but it will be the same maple as the table and chairs - I think, unless I do white instead. I also put n a white stove though in my dreams, I have that Lacanche Chagny in French blue which is an almost exact match as the darker blue in the tile (couldn't find a blue one in Google inamges).

The yellow background is very close to the color of the tile which I think I like.

sink: Kohler Bakserfield
faucet: Newport Brass Chesterfield with sprayer
countertops - quartize blue enjoy - thanks Marcolo

What I'd really like to do is have a mock up like so many of you with it looking kitchen-like instead of the bunch of pictures, but that is beyond my computer skills - which I thought were good until I tried this...

Thanks bunches to AngieDIY for the tile mock up she did for me in the Only One clown thread.

And without further ado...

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I am glad to see new people giving it a try as well as the regulars :)


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ae2ga blue & yellow: So glad you were able to post! Your kitchen was one of the ones that made this thread seem so timely. I love the effect of your tile with the double border, and love how it looks with the blue counter.


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cawaps - I was so glad that this thread came along when it did. Roof before kitchen, but I'll be ready to make the kitchen dream a reality when the time comes. Blue and yellow are my colors - with a little green to spice things up a bit. Happy colors, pretty colors - and that's what I want, happy and pretty and peaceful.

I still hope there will be a few more posts because I'm learning so much about using colors that are not pastels and blending them with other elements to make a cohensive whole. No neutral here - it's a good thing.


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Of course, experts to pick apart my idea would be great. Especially if there is a lighting suggestion.


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Houzz Ideabook

I love this kitchen! Here is an example of a real life bold patterned tile from this morning's Houzz ideabook.

Here is a link that might be useful: Artistic Glass Tile Backsplash


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Encaustic Tile

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Tile - I cheated a bit here. This is encaustic floor tile from NY, found at Solar Antique Tiles. But I love the color and pattern so much that I would do it on a wall.
cabinets - Crown Point "Bradford," antique oak in russet
Rangemaster range in olive
Zodiaq Magellan Green counters
table and chairs from amishtables.com
Stelle chandelier by Murray Feiss
walls are BM Buxton Blue
laminate floor (sorry, link was broken so am not sure of source)


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Wow! You are all so talented!


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First attempt at this. I've been obsessed with handmade Greek tiles lately. This one has a raised pattern, and is 6" x 61/4" handmade by SMALTOTECHNIKI CERAMIK, GREECE. I show it with:
White Six Square Shaker cabinets
Lisbon Blue paint by Ralph Lauren
Inca Brown Marble
Blue range and stainless vent hood by Bluestar
Greek Key dinnerware by Jonathan Adler
White marble kitchen island by Newland
Vase in Rachel's Teal by Edgecomb Potters
Red Oak floor by Lumber Liquidators


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Welcome EAM44! That is beautiful tile! And I love the purple range (of course!) with it!


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Thanks Purple! It's not easy for me but I'm trying to learn how to work with complex tiles, so I thought it would be a good exercise.

I fell in love with one other handmade Greek tile. It's also got a raised profile, and was made by Nassos Keramiki in Rhodes. I show it with blue cabinets
Soapstone counters
Greek plate by Spode
Flatiron table by Restoration Hardware
Ralph Lauren Paint in Sullivan
Mug in Rachel's Teal by Edgecomb Potters
Metaltec linen tile
David Tiffany round hanging light


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I've been swamped with work and not online often lately, but I have to comment here to say that I LOVE these designs. Everyone has done a fantastic job.


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Purplepansies encaustic tile: The counter and range look great with the tile. The stainless rangehood, though, seems out of place. I know stainless is supposed to go with anything, but I think this is a counterexample.

EAM44 Smaltotechniki Ceramik: Beautiful tile and a nice use of color without being overwhelming. Glad to have you participating!

EAM44 Nassos Keramiki: This tile reminds me of a kaleidoscope, and I love kaleidoscopes. I like the way the shape of the lighting fixture echos the circles on the tile. Love the linen tile, and the table. I haven't been a fan of the direction Restoration Harware has taken with their merchandise, but this proves that individual pieces work when taken out of the dreary context of the RH catalog.


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@purplepansies - that last one is divine! I love the grey/green blend of tile, stove, and counters - really beautiful. Makes me think I need a blue stove.


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Angela Adams Mammy Tile

The late entries inspired me to do one more. It came out darker than I intended--I'm not sure the tile is really as dark as it rendered.

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Floor: Daltile Metal Fusion in "stainless steel"
Cabinets: Kraftmaid slab door maple in onyx
Cabinet Hardware: Nifty Nob square cabinet knobs
Counter: Silestone Absolute Green
Cooktop: KitchenAid Pro Style (I wanted a Wolf but couldn't find a pic with black knobs)
Backsplash: Angela Adams Mammy tile in colorway 1 from Ann Sacks
Range hood: Rangecraft Cantebury
Sconces: Possini etched glass polished nickel wall sconce
Oven: Viking in mint julep
Paint: Behr Cool White
Chairs: Leather and oak dining chairs by Harold Schwartz for Romweber, from Redmodernfurniture.com
Table: 1970s chrome & brass dining table from Redmodernfurniture.com
White high-gloss buffet from modernfurnitureny.com
Candice Olson Sydney table lamp, black & chrome from Amazon.com
Monaco Pendant light from EQ3.com
Art: Untitled, by Hans Hartung, 1975, 1stDibs


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Riffing on ae2ga's tile

Ae2ga contacted me off line soliciting more substantive critique on her board. Apparently we weren't critical enough--step up, people! :)

So I took her tile and design elements and did a couple boards. I thought that her underlying problem was that it is hard to use two vivid, contrasting colors in a design in balanced quantities and intensities without making it look like a college sports jersey (Go Cal Bears!). So I did one design where I let blues predominate and one where I let yellows take the lead, although a lot of the elements are the same.

I focused on the color balance, and the styles of the different elements don't work together as well as I would like. It was devilishly hard finding things in the right color, let alone the right color and style.

Anyway, feel free to rip these apart and let ae2ga know what you really think works and what doesn't with her tile.

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Floor:
.....Yellow: Checkered Marmoleum in Butter and White Marble
.....Blue: Daltile Micro Flecks in Moonlight Swim
Cabinets: Kraftmaid square raised panel maple in Cinnamon
Cabinet Hardware: Plymouth knob and Allison antique brass pull from eknobsandpulls.com
Range: Bluestar in blue
Counter:
.....Yellow: Silestone Yellow Dream
.....Blue: Silestone Blue Enjoy
Tile: Ae2ga's tile
Rangehood: Frigidaire stainless chimney hood
Paint: Benjamin Moore Barely Yellow
Rug:
.....Yellow: Blue oriental rug from therugfactory.com
.....Blue: Fronter Moroccan ivory & yellow hand-woven wool rug from Zinc Door
Table: From ae2ga's pic, sorry for the loss of resolution
Chairs: Furniture Classics English country ladderback side chair from homefurnitureshowroom.com (chosen to resemble ae2ga's, which lost too much resolution to use)
Art: Bridge in City Park by Charles Woodward Hutson, ca 1910-1920, from 1stDibs.com
Frame:
.....Yellow: Paint swatch of Color Guild Galaxy Blue from myperfectcolor.com
.....Blue: Paint swatch of Benjamin Moore Midnight Navy from myperfectcolor.com
Lighting:
.....Yellow: Ikat batik drum pendant from ShadesofLight.com
.....Blue: All yellow giclee pendant chandelier from eurostylelighting.com (this is the wrong yellow and wrong style, but I couldn't find anything that really worked)


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Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Perennial Tulip Kitchen

I'm really loving the patterned Ann Sacks tiles (obviously). This is Ann Sacks Perennial in Tulip.


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Prickly, the Tulip board is really nice. I never thought a "bold tile" kitchen could appear so soothing. Nice work.


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Thank you SO MUCH! As Cawaps said, I like my individual elements, but I'm not feeling the flow of the them all put together. I really am tough and take take criticism of this deisgn - I actually want it because it will help tremendously.


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Thanks Angie! I really love the yellow tones in that tile.
cawaps - The white hex tile in the Paccha design is indeed the backsplash. I thought it would be fun to echo the pattern but go with a neutral color, and sort of play off of the current trend of the white tile backsplash but in a fun shape.

cawaps - (Lava Lamp) - This is fantastic. Very bold and vintage, but it looks modern too.
(Monteray Collection Wave) - Lovely and very cohesive. I think this is a very successful use of two tone cabinetry. The light fixture really picks up the tile pattern.

purplepansies - (Ann Sacks June) - Really pretty. I like the combination of the cool blues, gray, and the warm wood floor. The sparkly knobs go so well with that light fixture. I agree with cawaps that the tile has a very pretty delicate lace effect.
(Ann Sacks Grace 2 Peridot) - I've been eyeing this tile too. The green is just stunning. I personally don't particularly like the door style, but I like everything else about the design.
(Artistic Tile Danse Lucido) - Very very feminine. I think the chairs push it a little too over the top for my taste, though they go well and I think would probably be well-received by those that like florals. I do really like the soothing greens and the tile pattern.
(Mission West Cement) - The cabinets are fantastic and really work with the shape of the pattern in the tile.

EAM44 - (Greek Tiles) - These tiles are beautiful. Love the bright blues and how you pull them out in the range and wall color. I think in the first case I might have preferred wood cabinetry to stand up to the bold colors, but I really like the blue cabinetry in the second design.


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Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Sakura Spring Breeze Kitchen

Backsplash tile is Ann Sacks Sakura in Spring Breeze. I wanted to go for a fairly contemporary look with just a hint of natural/rustic to go with what felt like an earthy pattern in the tile. I tried to balance the cool blues and grays with warm cherry wood.

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Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Perennial in Tulip: I hope it doesn't offend you that this one makes me think of bumble bees. I love it! What a great color yellow, very soothing as Angie_DIY said. The hex floor tiles are great.

Pricklypearcactus Ann Sacks Sakura in Spring Breeze: I like the mix of warm wood and cool blues and grays. Without the wood, the other materials could look industrial and sterile, but together they balance each other.


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