In an effort to be a better blogger I thought I’d start sharing more of the inspiration behind the projects I’m currently working on. I wish it could be before & afters all day over here, but the truth is it takes a long time for a project to be photoshoot ready. Hopefully this will be a good way to share where my head is at throughout the design process.
One design concept I just presented and am really excited about moving forward with, is an antique mirrored backsplash. My clients are building their forever home just outside of Raleigh, and in the interim will be moving into a one bedroom future guest suite on the property.
Downsizing from their current home to a one bedroom will be an adjustment, and I’m planning to pull out all my tricks to make the new space as functional and spacious (even if it’s an illusion) as possible. Their kitchen is open to the living room, and while considering backsplash options I immediately latched onto the idea of antiqued mirror.
Mirrored backsplashes are not something you see done often, with the exception of perhaps bar areas, but when done well they’re so impactful. Truthfully, I would only recommend a mirrored backsplash in a very specific kitchen and this one happens to fit the bill. Just like a mirror on your wall, a mirrored backsplash will create the illusion of more space and bounce light around the room. Exactly what we need in this smaller space!
To keep things from getting too glam, I suggested an antiqued finish which will not only provide an amazing patina, but also mask the inevitable finger prints and water spots. Form and function – check! Above are a few of the design concept example photos I pulled for our presentation – you may recognize the second photo from Gracias Madre – a restaurant I’ve posted about in the past.
I’ll never abandon my love for a classic subway tile, but I’m so excited to have the opportunity to do something a little different.