Fireplace stone - Please help with design decision!
blackchamois
December 3, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I am remodeling my kitchen as well as updating my fireplace.
Currently my fireplace looks like this first picture. I had a new mantel built and now I need to tile the face. I will be using a brown limestone called Teakwood (same stone that I used for the hearth - you can see a tiny bit of this in the photo), but I can't decide on the size of the tile for the face.

My "inspiration" fireplace is the one show in the 2nd pic which uses a 1x2".

My dilemma is that the kitchen is in VERY close proximity (I live in a small condo), and I am *considering* using a 1x2 for the backsplash as shown in the 3rd pic.

Will this be too much "mini" tile going on if I were to use a 1x2 for both applications?

The other option that I am considering for the fireplace is the same stone in a 3x6 (http://www.sonomatilemakers.com/ConceptBoardDetail.aspx?prod-line-id=12&page-id=2&concept-board-id=272) ... but wondering if that will look too ordinary.

Please help! I am trying to visualize the 3x6 but don't know how to Photoshop this.

Any guidance is appreciated!!!
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Granite Grannies
I vote larger tile on both. Or smaller in the kitchen and larger on the fireplace.
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Eidos Designstudio.com
I think if you use the tile in on the fire place in the 2nd picture .
   December 3, 2012 at 9:23AM
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