Rancho Santa Fe, CaliforniaMediterranean Kitchen, San Diego
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The bowls inset into this kitchen island designed by Intimate Living Interiors in a home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, are backed by colorful tile that matches the oven’s backsplash.
4. Choose black hardware in a contemporary shape. Wrought iron is a staple of Mediterranean design, traditionally seen in the form of curlicue brackets and railings. For a more current look, channel the look of wrought iron by using black hardware with a contemporary shape. Simple drawer pulls, shelf brackets, lights and faucets can add traditional character to your modern kitchen. Don’t be afraid to use distressed or weathered hardware, especially if your other materials are crisp and new. This kitchen pairs clean white cabinets with chunky black drawer pulls to create a bright, functional space. Colorful tile and warm wood floors add a dash of Mediterranean style.
ArabesqueFigural representation of living things is not permitted in Islamic art forms, and the arabesque pattern arose as a stylized reference to flowers, vines and other foliage. The turquoise arabesque tile on this stove backsplash and in the pet-food niche adds a punch of color to this otherwise neutral kitchen. One thing to keep in mind if arabesque tile is installed at a corner is pattern repeat. Ideally, the tile should terminate at the midway point or at the edge of a tile, so the pattern continues seamlessly on the adjacent wall.
13. Pet bowls. Pets are such an important part of many people’s lives, and more than 84,000 Houzzers think these built-in dog bowls are a great kitchen feature. To keep your pet from tripping you up while you cook, you can also add a dog or cat bed to your kitchen.
1. Turquoise tile in Southern California. Small but subtle details make this kitchen stand out from the rest, and its bold, turquoise backsplash makes a statement. Clay arabesco tile lines the back of the stove and pet food area, creating flow in this stunning space. See more of this kitchen
Turquoise arabesco tile is repeated in the backsplash and the custom island's built-in pet food area. The repeating color and pattern create symmetry and flow without taking away from the clean look of the custom white paint grade maple cabinetry and bleached oak floors.