Doing a blog post with before pictures then neglecting to put up the after pictures is not a very nice thing to do so I’m rectifying that glaring error on my part this very moment (a whole lot of introductory words for “Here’s the pictures of the kitchen…”).
While a crazy amount of construction was taking place at Rapid Canyon Ranch, I was busy hunting for the exact fixtures, surfaces and appliances I wanted. Because the original house was built in the 1930s, I wanted to maintain a sense of tradition, yet incorporate a bit of the random, eclectic style that I also love.
While searching on-line for ideas I came across a store in California which sold beautiful, handmade tile. The soft green sculptural relief medallion became my starting point for the color palette of the kitchen (Sherwin Williams Haven green). Adding the metallic pencil border around the tile emphasized the beauty of the artwork and ground the backsplash to the countertop.