Cynthia Taylor-Luce
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Rathbone kitchen mediterranean-kitchen

Rathbone kitchen


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August 28, 2013
mickeyandlisa wrote:
What is the name of this backsplash tile? Beautiful!
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Thank you for your response Cynthia. I have since heard the exact same advice from other designers, so I appreciate that feedback. I also have black granite and we are about to have our medium-stain maple cabinets painted white. I have been searching for a backsplash tile that will marry those two things and also will not "fight" our floor tile, which has pinkish undertones (hate it, but can't afford to replace 700sq feet of tile right now). The colors in this backsplash initially appealed to me, but the style is not timeless, as you've pointed out. I have since found a polished marble called Silver Shadow in a 1x2 brick mosaic pattern, and I absolutely love how it works with the colors in my kitchen. I think it looks more classic, while still being modern and clean looking, and I can't wait for the cabinets to be done and the new tile to be installed.
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
That sounds like a wonderful plan. I'm glad you're on the right track and I hope you enjoy your beautiful kitchen for a long time.
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Here we see how the zebra print can inspire design choices in a more abstract way. The tiled backsplash here is reminiscent of the zebra design but doesn't mimic it exactly. I like this choice for the modern home.

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February 17, 2015
white cabinets
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Glass tiles way too busy
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dark counter, dark accents in back splash
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Just wanted you to see the pattern of backsplash to determine if you liked the business of it or perhaps looking for something more subtle
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by the bar
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backsplash, cabinets & drawer pulls
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tile backsplash
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This backsplash is pretty contemporary but I like that it has a grayish with black and a taupe or something. Kind of brings in the little bit of tan in your floor tile
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August 26, 2014
Guess it all depends on the cabinet & counter colours
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This is my idea of a no! Talk about trendy, not timeless.
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read comments about it looking dated soon.
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Might love everything about this kitchen!
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Horizontal tile with dark counters and white cabinets
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tan and neutral match kitchen counter and black cabinets?
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Linear glass
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multicolored glass tile
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Back splash
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color combanations
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glass tile
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glass tile and good colors, but too uniform and tiles are too small
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Like this tile.
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Tile backsplash
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back splash is cool
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white cabinets, black counter top,
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wall tile
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good one
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White kitchen w subway glass tiles
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right colors?
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horizontal row at bottom
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space above sink
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too busy?
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back splash
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?? In another color??
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more tile
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this one not bad to add a little colour - but not too busy
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Beautiful glass tile backsplash
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.....about spot on...
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this is what i want
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glass pencil tile
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Cindi's future kitchen backsplash
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glass tile backsplash
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my backsplash
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Back splash with white cabs
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tile counter white cupboards
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Love this backsplash
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Sink lighting and cabinet
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Under cabinet light above sink
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Zebra glass tile
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back splash
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like the sleekness
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backsplash and cupboards and the counter
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like the tile backsplash
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except blue glass
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glass tiled backsplash
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