Rustic Modern KitchenMidcentury , San Francisco
A re-creation of a 1950’s home in SF, is now family friendly and perfect for entertaining. Architectural finishes, fixtures and accessories were selected to marry the client's rustic, yet modern industrial style. Overall pallette: waterworks penny rounds, white subway tile, dark grout, calcutta oro island with soapstone counters. Photography: Photo Designs by Odessa
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8. Penny Tile Mosaic by WaterworksThis backsplash in a San Francisco kitchen brings the bold with a penny tile backsplash and matching graphite grout. Soapstone counters and black outlet covers add more darkness and depth on the bottom and pop against the crisp white dinnerware and cabinets up top. Walnut shelving bridges the two.
Penny rounds: WaterworksTell us: Do you have soapstone counters? Please share your backsplash choice in the Comments section to add to this list. More: 10 Top Backsplashes to Pair With Concrete CountersYour Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
Penny tiles are round in shape and usually between ¾ inch and 1 inch in diameter. Making their appearance in the early 1900s, they were typically made of unglazed white porcelain. At the time white was perceived as more sanitary and believed to not “hold sickness,” says Caitlin Walker of Mercury Mosaics. Colored floor tiles later became popular, as well as patterns, such as borders and flower designs. Today penny tiles have hit the design jackpot — likely because they look great in nearly any space, new or old. Here’s how to use them right.BacksplashesKitchen and bathroom backsplashes are two of the most common applications. The benefit is that a backsplash isn’t such a huge commitment in terms of area. Penny tiles can create a subdued, textural installation, like this Waterworks penny tile backsplash in a 1950s-style home.
Open shelving provides storage and easy access for frequently used dishes and glasses. The warm Boos walnut shelving plays off the cool graphite tones of the penny-round backsplash. Penny rounds: Waterworks