smashing tiles…

I was watching Kirstie Alley‘s TV show the other night, and I noticed the tiles that Nate Berkus had installed throughout her kitchen on an Oprah makeover show. Although green tiles don’t sound appealing, these ones are somehow quite lovely. They have a beautiful shiny glaze and look like something you would see in a beautiful home in Mexico. This photo of Kirstie’s kitchen doesn’t do it justice.

photo courtesy Oprah.com

So I thought it would be fun to look at some of the more interesting backsplash options out there (I’m an interior design junky, so any excuse to look at photos, and I’m all over it!). I really like this kitchen. Aren’t the blue tiles cheerful? The woven natural blinds are a wonderful contrast and keep it from being too cool.

photo courtesy Houzz

The pressed tin tiles and the pink curtains remind me of a Parisian bistro. The cabinetry, tiles and leaded window all work really well together.

photo courtesy Houzz

These sexy black tiles are intriguing. I’m not sure about the whole look, though. Something isn’t quite right, and I think it’s the white outlet covers. I don’t like how much they contrast, and I don’t like the fact that the covers don’t match the actual outlets. There has got to be a better choice–are there such things as stainless steel covers?

photo by Amoroso Design via Houzz

What is it about light blue tiles that just makes me swoon? They work beautifully with the chandelier!

photo by Feldman Architecture, Inc. via Houzz

I appear to have a thing for green tiles too…who knew? I would definitely consider this design in my kitchen…are you listening, Mark?

photo by BiglarKinyan Design via Houzz

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3 responses

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  2. Not too keen on the black ones either.
    Not sure about the last green photo either.
    All the other ones are wonderful.
    I just do not have that big of a place but I do use my kitchen.

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