Karen Viscito Interiors
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White Kitchen, with Bianco Antico Granite contemporary-kitchen
 

White Kitchen, with Bianco Antico Granite

This kitchen was a fun project. The cabinets were painted with Benjamin Moore Cloud White, they are the original builder grade dark oak. We added all the trim. The range is by Capital and the hood is Viking.

The backsplash sets this kitchen apart from others, it was the perfect icing on the cake for us. The kitchen won the tile in a contest from Mission Stone and Tile. It is beveled arabesque tile, each one is individually set in place and then grouted.

This kitchen was featured in Better Homes and Gardens' Special Interest Publication: Real Life Kitchens & Baths Summer 2012

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janeshusband wrote:
Where do I get this tile and what size does it come in?
   Comment   June 17, 2014
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Arabesque is a great look. As of 2014 we added it in Carrara marble for just $16.95 a sheet in Honed and Polished, in both our Carrara Venato and Carrara Bianco Collections: http://www.thebuilderdepot.com/cbharabesq.html

Our business model (of quarry direct to consumer) allows us to sell Italian Carrara marble for a price that in some cases is less than porcelain.
June 29, 2014 at 5:50pm   
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Karen Viscito Interiors
janeshusband, just to let you know, the tile in my photo is not on a sheet, they are about 5"x6" each in size. And they are beveled, which is what gives this tile the special look. Hope this helps.
July 10, 2014 at 6:23am      Thanked by janeshusband
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dsnack wrote:
Question on the gorgeous backsplash - What is the width of a single tile?
   Comment   November 20, 2013
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Karen Viscito Interiors
They are approximately 5" wide. Contact Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, TN for some samples. They are now available in a variety of colors, as well as an inverted arabesque and also a glass arabesque. Thanks for the question.
November 21, 2013 at 4:43am   
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maiziejade wrote:
with dark wood cabinets & this backslash,what should the floor be? - small work kitchen with this backsplash & dark wood cabinets with white farm sink,should i carry my dark floors into the ftchen for a flow through the house.
   Comment   July 1, 2013
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Karen Viscito Interiors
Without knowing the details of the color of your cabinets, it's hard to make a specific suggestion. However, keep in mind, this tile does come in other colors, maybe the another color would look nice with the dark cabinets and your counters. Then you could pick a floor that works with all your elements.

The kitchen in this picture does have a dark stained island, and a wall of dark cabinets flanking the refrigerator. We used a cork floor in this room. (New Dimensions Cork--color: Corte) It had variations in color--the darker parts were as dark as the cabinets' stain and some of the lighter colors were found in the granite.
July 1, 2013 at 7:27am   
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pmellon wrote:
Color of the paint - Have bianco antico counters and white cabinets also. Trying to decide on backplash and paint. Love the dark brown paint- what is it?
   Comment   March 2, 2013
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Karen Viscito Interiors
The paint is Italian Leather, a Valspar color.
March 3, 2013 at 7:30am   
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tjosephb wrote:
Grouting tile - I have installed and grouted a great deal of tile but not this! What is the best way to grout and clean out the joints in this tile install?
   Comment   April 13, 2012
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I have never used this tile but typically any deep grout line, especially in brite white is difficult to clean above a stove.It must be cleaned well, frequently. It must also have grout brightener used on it.
August 26, 2012 at 6:08pm   
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Karen Viscito Interiors
Not hard at all. The grout comes up most of the way to the bevel, so you aren't really cleaning the sides of the tile. I used Laticrete's Permacolor in bright white. It is stain resistant, and it is a very true white, no caramel color in the mix. It was the only grout at that time that was a true white. If I needed to get something off of it that was stubborn, I used Oxyclean mixed with water (per the instructions on the box). I did a lot of cooking in that kitchen and never had a problem. There was never any brightener used on it.
August 27, 2012 at 4:50am   
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moreauxrs wrote:
Beautiful job. We are putting in a pot filler and yours looks great--what height is it?
   Comment   February 5, 2012
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
Based on the backsplash height below the cabinets it looks like it's about 15" to the where the pipe would come out of the wall
February 5, 2012 at 8:18pm   
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Karen Viscito Interiors
Take your largest pot, put on your range and make sure the potfiller clears it. That's all there is to it.
February 7, 2012 at 5:47pm   
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mclarke141 wrote:
I have Oak cabinets as well and would like to paint them white. Did you use oil paint to paint them? Also, do you recommend using a brush or a roller? How many coats did you apply? Did you sand it first? Thank you!
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Karen Viscito Interiors
These were heavily grained, builder quality oak cabinets. First step was to sand them, then wash with TSP and rinse. Once dried I used Pore-o-pac brushable wood grain filler. Did several coats until I achieved the look I was after. I did sand between coats of filler. The pore-o-pac was an oil based product since I was going to use Benjamin Moore's Satin Impervo Enamel. This is a self leveling product. I used a china bristle brush. I did apply several coats, with very light sanding between coats and then wipe with a tacky cloth. I used a Ben Moore primer before the Satin Impervo. The finish is very hard, and it continued to cure for a few weeks. One thing to remember is that oil based whites will yellow as they age, with most of that happening during the first 6 months, I found. I chose the Cloud White based on the fact that it was a little brighter than I wanted, so it would mellow out to a creamier white. I was very successful with that decision. Good luck if you do paint your cabinets, you need a lot of patience, don't rush it. It's important that each coat is very dry before going on to the next step.
August 17, 2011 at 8:06pm   
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Thank you very much for all your advice.....I just finished my cabinets and they look really nice. I think it was worth it. What product do you use to clean them? and how often should I clean them?
August 21, 2011 at 4:50pm   
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jetteblue wrote:
Love the backsplash! Where did you find the tile?
   Comment   March 12, 2011
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Thanks!
March 16, 2011 at 2:32pm   
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Merola Tile carries a similar looking lantern tile. It can be found on homedepot.com. Hope this helps! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Merola-Tile-Lantern-12-1-2-in-x-12-1-2-in-White-Porcelain-Mesh-Mounted-Mosaic-Tile-FKOLB10/202101830#.UdHrq_mcfFM
July 1, 2013 at 1:51pm   
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sadams wrote:
What size hood is this (it looks like a 36" range)? We are considering the 36" Viking hood for a 36" rangetop, but it looks like hood one is wider than the range. Is bigger better here? How important is that?
   Comment   January 18, 2011
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Karen Viscito Interiors
The range is 36", and the hood is 42". More capture area is the reason to go bigger.
February 8, 2011 at 8:34am   
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Texas Lightsmith
yes, Texas Lightsmith recommends adding 2 to 6 inches to each side of the range hood. If you want your cabinets to come in you can have your range hood the same width as the cook top... love that tile btw!
May 25, 2011 at 12:08pm   
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