This is HUGE, you guys! I know, super dramatic- but this spring it’ll be two years since we renovated our kitchen. It’s taken me that long to make a decision on a backsplash! I’m usually pretty decisive because I know what I like, but the problem is that sometimes I like too much. I designed a classic kitchen. Choosing the wrong backsplash was such a fear of mine. There were beautiful ones I was drawn to, but I was afraid they felt too formal. There were simple ones I was drawn to, but I was afraid they were too basic. I needed something in between! Something that felt fresh, but would stand the test of time. I’ve lived with just painted plain walls for so long, that tile I loved in the past seemed too busy when I revisited them.
Let’s discuss. Yes, the hexagon shape is “on trend,” but it’s technically a very classic shape that you can find in very old homes. And what I loved about this was the scale of it. The shapes are elongated which really elevated the look for me and made it a bit more modern. The thing I loved most was the three dimensional quality of it!
If you look closely, it’s got a glazed finish. Is it just me, or does that totally take you back to when you’d make things in art class as a kid, and you’d be so excited when it came back from the kiln all shiny and crackled?
To give you an idea of the size, here it is propped up on our counter…
So, here’s the plan. This will be hung vertically and wrapped around my entire kitchen, along with the area by the garage where we removed upper cabinets and installed shelves.
Here’s where I’m switching it up. When I planned my kitchen, I talked about putting brick behind our stove. Well, I’ve decided not to do that, to keep things consistent along the perimeter. With that said, I still love the idea of brick and the warmth it brings to a space, so I’ve actually decided to put brick behind the island!
To be completely honest, my kids have completely trashed the back of the island. We had our cabinets and island painted, so with their constant kicking there, some scratches/kick marks have taken over and I’m so excited to cover those all up with something practical and stylish. Yes, brick lends itself to a more industrial vibe, but if there’s one thing I love, it’s mixing styles, so I’m happy about this blend and excited to see it come together! Should be ready to reveal first week in December! Stay tuned!
Visit me on Instagram, where I’ll be chatting about my choice in stories, and also talking about other options I considered and why I decided against them. What do you think? Is this what you expected? What did you picture me choosing? Visit the blog early December for the reveal! So excited for my kitchen to feel a little more “finished.”