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Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design
Give your kitchen unexpected flavor by combining wood, stone, glass and more. Here’s how to get the mix right
"wood, stone, glass and more. Here’s how to get the mix right... about mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum... like the mix of butcher block and stone in photo #5. It doesn't seem disruptive or... love the mix of dark/ light coloured cabinets and always prefer the dark on the bottom... with the mix of butcher block and marble- I'm just not real keen on the difference in..."
How to Mix Metal Finishes in the Kitchen
Leave matchy-matchy to the catalogs and let your kitchen's personality shine with a mix of metals for hardware and fixtures
"with a mix of metals for hardware and fixtures... beautiful mixed-metal kitchen could feature copper sconces and pendants, oil-rubbed bronze... lots of mixing going on. It' mixed, but the beachy style brings it all together,... easily mix things up like that but I just can't. My house is oil-rubbed bronze from... balance when mixing metals. Perhaps, a dance of the eyes when viewing the total effect.... Mixing 3 different metal in 3 different areas where the eye can dance up and down..."
A New Decorating Book Celebrates Expert Style Mixing
Old-world classic, traditional and modern elements harmonize in Stephen Sills' gift-worthy new decorating book
"how to mix styles with careful editing. Sills is one of America's premier interior... space mixed with simplicity & flair. he superb in his mixes of old & modern. I don't... kitchen and mixing of styles. Inviting kitchen! Becky, great article with a lot of "meat"... eye for mixing old and new, and his spaces are timelessly elegant yet inviting, with... elements mix in harmony. A neutral palette featuring biscuit-white paint, and warm wood..."
8 Top Tile Types for Your Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles
"Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles... The backsplash could be considered the most important part of your kitchen's design... Whether your backsplash goes up to the bottom of the upper cabinets, reaches all the way... tiled backsplashes are classics! These backsplashes are great examples… http://www... budget for backsplash -- We really like our new tile backsplash because it is unique..."
The Future of Backsplashes
Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever
"glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks... future of backsplashes, and the response will be “seamless.” Seamless materials, that... (manufactured stone) and a natural stone for the backsplash not only looks amazing but adds... limestone as backsplash materials: they're both porous stones, thus very difficult to keep... fine - stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, stoneware, etc., With stone, you will need..."
5 Stunning Alternatives to the Tile Backsplash
"Try Stone Slab, Glass, Steel, Concrete or Beadboard Above the Kitchen Counter... kitchen backsplash, I'm crazy for tile, but there are alternatives if you're into a... materials like stone slabs and sheet glass can make for both beauty and easy cleanup.... Breadboard backsplash I'm doing a breadboard backsplash in my new kitchen but want to... great backsplashes, especially for modern kitchens. Check out this kitchen we did..."
DIY Backsplash Makeover: Get a New Tile Look for Less Than $50
"painted faux-stone facade for a brand-new look at a superaffordable price... on the backsplash tiles in our kitchen was getting us down. We had just put dozens... decorative backsplash for a fraction of the cost. Here's how we did it for less than $50... painted a stone backsplash directly on the wall. It turned out pretty well. http://www... com/faux-tile-backsplash You're a life saver!!! :) and to think I almost bought wall stickers..."
Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match
Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration
"counter or backsplash? How do you coordinate colors? Is it OK to mix patterns? The seemingly... countertop and backsplash combinations to help you plan your own mix of kitchen finishes,... countertop and backsplash choices can feel overwhelming. I've had homeowners approach me... and the backsplash-just purchased-is a mix of sand colored stones in matte and glass... Get some stone/grout sealer (also at Home Depot :). You seal the stone before grouting..."
Ready to Try Something New? Houzz Guides to Color for Your Kitchen
If only mixing up a kitchen color palette were as easy as mixing batter. Here’s help for choosing wall, cabinet, island and backsplash hues
"only mixing up a kitchen color palette were as easy as mixing batter. Here’s help... a red backsplash would be drastically more cozy and calming than white cabinets with... electric blue backsplash and black floors. I really like the barstools. Where did you get... bright backsplash that five years down the road could be changed. In the case of the... and cool stone colors are dramatic and inviting. That, and the kitchen with the yellow..."
Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic in California
Daring color choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen
"choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized... iling backsplash, this kitchen has a lively but luxurious look that would feel at... The backsplash is not my taste but I do like the navy and orange. Hmmm! for those... sky a mix of greyish blues, some pinks and your favorite soothing music caressing... other. The backsplash is to much. To relax it a little, perhaps a 1/4' tempered plain..."
Old and New Make for a Jolly Good Mix in England
Give an 18th-century country cottage a contemporary addition, and what do you get? A surprisingly cohesive-looking home
"English stone cottage without the historic planning commission’s getting worked up... it. The mix of old and new is great! I personally love the modern, bare walls look... g the stone "walls"(I've forgotten the correct term) on top of the house would have... way the stone cladding on the new resembles the old - plain, straight and square. And... Cotswold stone mix that leans more toward beige. “It’s certainly a softer approach,”..."
The Unmatched Kitchen: Mixing Finishes With Style
"idea of mixing cabinetry finishes in a kitchen design has gained a lot of appeal in... bank. Mixing finishes requires a bit of planning, but when it's done well, even with... uses of mixed finishes in a variety of styles:... love the mixing and am going to do this in the house I'm building. Are you mixing wood... already mix finishes in my current kitchen (same surface, but base cabinets are white... cabinets mixed with wooden open shelves). That last one just knocks my socks off! Gorgeous..."
Mixing Vintage and Modern in an Urban Family Kitchen
"like the backsplash (white) tile. What material is it and who makes it? The bump out... com/ The backsplash tiles are 3D handmade tiles are from Mod Craft http://mod-craft... that you mixed old and new so well. I am doing a similar thing in a new construction... matters! The mix of materials, colors, etc. is very nice and appealing but, as someone who... tile backsplash being a pain in the ....to clean...."
Mix or Mass Daisies for Two Great Garden Looks
The classic daisy looks equally beautiful massed in borders or mixed throughout a naturalistic planting. Which look suits your style?
"borders or mixed throughout a naturalistic planting. Which look suits your style?... variety Mixed in a perennial border, Black-eyed Susans brighten up a lackluster bed... along a stone border, they make a beautiful statement in summer.Botanical name: Echinacea... mass or mix daisies is up to you. They are tough enough to handle either method and..."
Style Mix: Contemporary Cottage
"a mod mix of your favorite sleek and natural decor... Style Mix: Organic GlamStyle Mix: Happy PrepPatina Style... stacked-stone fireplace and welcome the interruption of an oversized, hammered-metal... pendant mix with woven baskets in the same shape. Clapboard cabin walls are calmed... driftwood and stone soften the look of the electronics and allows the television to feel..."