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Backsplash

Since we finished the guest room in the basement a few weeks ago, we’ve decided we really want to get the last few rooms in the basement done right away. We want to be able to move on from this dusty, noisy construction phase! There really isn’t too much left to do. The playroom, my office, and the guest room and bathroom are completely done, and the drywall is up everywhere else. We even have all of the cabinets in the little kitchenette installed. Speaking of the kitchenette, I had a moment of inspiration a few weeks ago when I overheard my husband chatting with the contractor about tile for the backsplash. They were discussing white subway tile, which is what we have in our kitchen upstairs and in the master bathroom. But it occured to me that we have the chance to do something fun and different in our basement kitchenette, and we shouldn’t waste the opportunity. I think a pretty patterned tile backsplash would look so nice, and would make a subtle statement in that corner of the basement. After a few hours of online research, we have something really gorgeous all picked out that goes well with the gray and white color scheme of the rest of the house. Here are just a few of the beautiful patterened tile looks I pinned while doing my research…

gray and white tile mosaic

I love this tile mosaic on a guest bathroom wall. It looks classic and timeless, but really beautiful and unique at the same time. (photo from Sarah Richardson Design)

ann sacks braided marble tile

I couldn’t find any photos of this gorgeous Ann Sacks braided mosaic tile in situ, but it looks pretty amazing up close, so I can just imagine how chic it would look installed in a room. (photo from Ann Sacks)

black and white floor tile

It took me a while to track down this tile, but I found it! This is the Cluny cement tile from Granada Tile (or something similar), and you are welcome! (photo from houzz.com)

gray and white floor tile

Another beautiful painted floor tile. This one is similar to the tile above, but with a slightly different quatrefoil pattern. (photo from Sophie Burke Design via Decorpad)

black adn white patterned kitchen tile

If you want to get some real life style inspiration, follow my friend Miranda of the blog One Little Minute and her sister Amelia of Mae Woven. They are both so chic. This black and white patterned tile floor from their parents’ house is just amazing! Miranda said they got it on Overstock.com, but I couldn’t find it. It looks similar to the Eastern Promise Tangier field tile from Ann Sacks. (photo from Instagram)

gray and white hand painted terra cotta kitchen tile

And this last one made me gasp when I saw it for the first time on Pinterest. While I had the idea to do a patterned backsplash for the basement kitchenette, I didn’t have a specific tile in mind when I started looking around. I just knew that I’d know what I wanted when I saw it. And when I saw this tile I knew I had to have it. And then it took me an hour of searching to find out what it was. I’ll save you the trouble of having to do the same! It is the Tabarka Signature tile from the Nord collection from Tabarka Tile, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company. (photo via The Sweetest Occasion)


 

 

Hi Everyone! My name is Shavonda and I’m the blogger/author over at  A Home Full Of Color. A Home Full Of Color is where I journal all my décor and DIY shenanigans, and share my love of all things interior design.  I love colorful, eclectic spaces and I’m always on a mission to try and infuse that love into my home.  I’m so excited to be here guest posting on BHG Style Spotters today, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a bit more about my I Did It kitchen project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we moved into our home we loved that it offered plenty of space for our young family.  What we didn’t love so much was the very bland, tan, cookie-cutter interior that accompanied its planned neighborhood exterior. We knew right away that had to change and I wanted to start with the kitchen. When we first toured the house I loved its potential and started brainstorming ideas right away.

We stretched our dollars by keeping the layout the same and choosing to make impactful cosmetic changes. We painted the cabinets & removed some doors, installed hardware, installed a backsplash, updated the faucet, and even painted and stenciled the floors!

The project was truly a labor of love and was over a year in the making!  Since my wife and I have completely different design styles and we needed to stick to a very strict budget, every decision took time and compromise. Though it was slow going, the end result is a space we enjoy being in and is a true reflection of us.

The opportunity to be in Better Homes and Gardens has been an absolute dream come true.  It’s still so surreal to me that I’m actually within the pages of a huge source of inspiration for me.  When I first got the email from Kit Selzer about interest in featuring my project in an upcoming edition of the magazine I couldn’t believe it.  Even after our conversation scheduling the photo shoot I was still in disbelief.  It wasn’t until the stylist, Laura Hull, and photographer, Edmund Barr, arrived at my house that I realized this was actually happening!  Before I knew it they were working their magic and we were under way.

At the end of the day I was left with a wealth of knowledge, and memories of one of the best days of my life, both of which I’m so grateful for.  It’s definitely an experience I’ll cherish forever.

Thank you again, BHG for having me.  For even more details on this project and to follow along on with more of my colorful adventures, be sure to check out my blog.  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 


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