Tile can add another layer of interest and texture to any space; bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens, etc.

Below, you’ll see some Before and After pictures of a kitchen our clients’ condo Downtown Minneapolis where we added some pizzazz by adding in a tile back splash.  When we were sourcing the tile we needed to keep in mind that it needed to work with the existing granite counter tops and it also had to be neutral enough to work with the flow of the main living space of the condo since it features an open floor plan where the dining room, home office and living room area all connected.

We ended up selecting a beautiful  handcrafted tile made with 70% recycled glass in a brick pattern from Fantasia Showrooms at IMS for this project.

The finished result is quite beautiful!

Top: The sink wall before the tile went in. Bottom: After.

Top: Overall shot of the kitchen before. Bottom: After.

Before and After pictures of the corner of the kitchen.

Another color that has been popping up everywhere is: violet. And I mean violet in all shades! You have eggplant, lavender, orchid,  aubergine and many more…

This color cousin is comforting, serene, and timeless; it acts as a good neutral without being brown, grey or camel. It is good staple that will surely be around for awhile. 

Feng shui suggests that this color is good for physical and mental healing, as well as bringing spiritual awareness. This might be one of the reasons why we are drawn to this color given the current events.

Especially moving into fall, be on the look out for eyeshadows and lipsticks leaning toward a more violet hue.  This color trend is evident in everything from make-up to clothing to cars!

The fabrics I have highlighted here are from KDR Showrooms and the tile samples are from Fantasia Tile at IMS in Minneapolis.

cheers, amber