Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse traditional-kitchen

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin

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October 30, 2014
keelmc wrote:
The backsplash is beautiful. Where did you purchase it?
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Sarah Susanka, FAIA
The tile was provided by Surface Group, and Encore Ceramics created the beautiful feature tile. Thanks for your question!
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A backsplash is one of the places you may want to splurge on when constructing a new house or remodeling a kitchen. It's one of those items you see every day — many times a day — so it should be meaningful and interesting.

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timepiece added this to Kitchen
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Backsplash tile
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5 hours ago
Would love a design like this.
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last Friday
bparks100 added this to Kitchen
last Monday
Backsplash feature medallion
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tile backsplash colors
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February 11, 2015
back splash colors
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February 5, 2015
Feature tile
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January 24, 2015
shape, color, rustic-look
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January 20, 2015
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December 27, 2014
Backsplash and opened up fan area= remove our top cabinets and lower ceiling
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December 7, 2014
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September 29, 2014
like tile color
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July 30, 2014
Again, idea of quilt look or Celtic pattern blocks intermittently may work for my kitchen. Love this medallion.
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July 28, 2014
tile color variety
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July 23, 2014
our countertop with the black rim.....
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July 19, 2014
jlueneburg added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 10, 2014
sleek hood
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July 7, 2014
Backsplash should be meaningful and interesting
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July 4, 2014
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July 2, 2014
tumbled slate
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June 24, 2014
Backsplash center design
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June 15, 2014
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May 26, 2014
pmitc8430 added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 26, 2014
Celtic backsplash
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May 24, 2014
same stove top, hood, tile, and granite (same as our existing?) as last picture. This is the Susanka show house. Really like this.
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April 10, 2014
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King kitchen
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celtic knot
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March 16, 2014
tile colors cabinates the same with marble
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March 14, 2014
Like Earth-tone tiles in backsplash.
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February 23, 2014
Here is a slate 2x2 with a small deco, very nice
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February 18, 2014
color scheme
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February 8, 2014
Cool pattern for quilt
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February 8, 2014
slate backsplash
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Celtic mural
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pretty mosaic
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January 18, 2014
backsplash behind range
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The stripe to separate counter backsplash and wall backsplash
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Kitchen Chimney false ceiling
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January 3, 2014
celtic backsplash
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January 2, 2014
Patterned backsplash
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December 30, 2013
the center tile work
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December 23, 2013
What do you like about this photo? Backsplash
Bob Hoeckele added this to Kitchen
December 11, 2013
salte/granite combo? not sure how I feel about it
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December 8, 2013
Nice backsplash
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December 1, 2013
Cream cabinets with bronze hardware - notsobigshowhouse
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November 14, 2013
warm stone look. not large tile though.
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November 7, 2013
some ornament to highlight the range area
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November 5, 2013
interesting inlay in backsplash
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October 27, 2013
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October 23, 2013
like greenish tiles.
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October 16, 2013
Color of Backsplash. not the medallion
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October 15, 2013
darker stone with design inset
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October 12, 2013
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October 7, 2013
a point of interest
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October 2, 2013
the design in the middle (I don't really like it, but my husband will)
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September 15, 2013
awesome backsplash!
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September 13, 2013
Susan Lee added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 12, 2013
center detail
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August 25, 2013
colour of backsplash small tiles and interface with granite counter tops
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August 25, 2013
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August 24, 2013
slate tile, inset very pretty (make larger though)
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August 23, 2013
Line of tile between granite and tile in backsplash.
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August 14, 2013
tile size and color
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Celtic tile
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The center design
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Middle part
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John Boesch house
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center medallion
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backsplash w 12" medallion
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July 20, 2013
colours - green
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July 12, 2013
backsplash colors
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July 7, 2013
the colors not necessarily the size of the tiles
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Kitchen backsplash
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backsplash stove
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square tile backsplash
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June 17, 2013
I like the squares
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May 27, 2013
Slate square backsplash
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Celtic tile
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backsplash & medallion
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gas stove with small hood footprint.
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4" tumbled slate - love it
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Possible backsplash
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the ledge off of the backsplash is neat
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Like this marble backsplash transition to tile
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Back splash
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February 13, 2013
i like the tile and center tile. i like the shelf behind the cooktop
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backsplash colors
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center piece is nice
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Slate backsplash
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tile colors
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December 15, 2012
I like the large tile with glass around it.
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backsplash for kitchen
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granite coming up a bit on backsplash may be valuable for splashes
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focal point and colors
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Back splash
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Slate 4x4
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The wall
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colors of tiles
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Cabinet color
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tile with the range
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shelf created by 4" backsplash
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ledge between granite and slate
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Another option. combine granite/tile
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July 26, 2012
Don't like this but what abt backdrop to stovetop inti,Ed with beach motif incenter?
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July 17, 2012
Counter up wall
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July 8, 2012
Do not like small square back splash. Small counter lip to put spices on is neat
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Range backsplash
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Backsplash ledge
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backsplash and tile over countertop
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salte backsplash
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backsplash with granite countertop...maybe do a little ledge like this?
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Slate Backsplash
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April 13, 2012
backsplash with ledge between two materials
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March 27, 2012
backsplash dark ledge I don't particularly like??
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March 20, 2012
Beautiful tile!
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March 19, 2012
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March 19, 2012
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March 3, 2012
"celtic knot" feature interesting, slate tiles?
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February 21, 2012
backsplash shelf
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February 14, 2012
nice backsplash
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February 1, 2012
slate backsplash
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January 14, 2012
colored earthy 4x4 tiles
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January 6, 2012
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January 1, 2012
Nice neutrals
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December 27, 2011
Great backsplash example-not exact tiles
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December 25, 2011
Like black slash
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December 25, 2011
Something different over stove - focal point
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December 14, 2011
2X2 slate, greige, tans
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houston house
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December 8, 2011
A backsplash is one of the places you may want to splurge on when constructing a new house or remodeling a kitchen. It's one of those items you see every day — many times a day — so it should be meaningful and interesting.
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Backsplash for Norton
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Sarah Susanka kitchen great backsplash
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slate backsplash
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December 2, 2011
Backsplash Material and focal point.
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December 2, 2011
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shelf on back of counter
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cooktop and vent
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splash back
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December 1, 2011
great slate backsplash!
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December 1, 2011
brick work
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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
I like the small tiles, not the large one, but not with that color of countertop
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November 30, 2011
multi color tiles
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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
- Nice and simple backsplash design, using 4" Tumbled Slate and the 6" Granite backsplash. - Notice the Absolute Black ledge, that is created with the 6" Granite backsplash. Very creative.
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November 30, 2011
the stove hood
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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
backsplash tile
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backsplash for kitchen
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Lovely backsplash
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November 30, 2011
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