I Finally Chose A Kitchen Backsplash!

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.

I’m teaming up with Home Depot on this, and it’s because I found THIS when browsing their site one night…

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.”

Cheers,

Haneen

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  1. Tamika says:

    Amazing choice! Excited to see it. Did you decide on a vertical direction rather than horizontally placed?
    Love, love, love your style!

  2. Karen says:

    Absolutely love it! I also love that it’s elongated to bring your eye up with the lines of your cabinets. It was worth the wait for sure!! Can’t wait to see it completed.

  3. Tricia says:

    I’m glad you put “finished” in quotes because nothing is ever really finished. But it’s going to be beautiful and I can’t wait to see it all “done”!

  4. Angela says:

    I absolutely love this tile!! I think the brick will look fabulous also!! I think they make a good kind of “opposite attract” you have impeccable taste thanks for sharing!!

  5. Annie says:

    It’s so perfect!!! Bravo!! Well worth the wait.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Love the choices you made. It will be fun to see once it’s all completed.

  7. Mickey says:

    I had no idea what you would choose but had no doubt it would be perfect. It’s so perfect in fact, that i am going to copy you. Home Depot is my home away from home.
    When i think of home improvements (constantly), I have the same concern about the critical balance between classic/timlessness vs. trendy/refreshed not to mention resale value that can’t be otherwise addresses at the most basic and inexpensive level with a can or two of paint. Granted i have no kids at home and/or enrolled in school, so my resasle horizon could be much shorter than yours and by the time yours might arrive, you could justify replacing anything by dint of longevity and return on investment, even if the roi is measured only in joy. Clearly, your efforts/investment definiteltly bring joy, if to no one else, your IG fans!

  8. Kristy says:

    It is going to be magnificent!!! I love your choices!

  9. Char says:

    Love it Haneen!!! Can’t wait to see it all installed!!! 🙂

  10. Christine says:

    Haneen it is perfect!! I love it 🙌 Can’t wait to see it all finished. Again, you have such a gift 💖

  11. Rebecca says:

    Wow! It’s like that tile was designed specifically for your kitchen! Love the idea of brick on the island. Great solution! It’s going to be so beautiful!

  12. Lianne says:

    Absolutely stunning!!!

  13. Candace says:

    That’s going to look beautiful in the space. Can’t wait to see it once it’s installed. What color grout are you going with?

  14. Laura W says:

    I love it! I’m curious what it looks like horizontal as well.

    • Haneen says:

      Thank you! It looks great horizontal is well, but since I’m going the brick horizontal on the island, I wanted something different 🙂

  15. Linda says:

    Absolutely perfect! This is very classic but modern at the same time. Sounds just like how I would describe your style. And I love the brick too.

  16. Ashley says:

    Such a pretty choice, Haneen! I’m so glad you waited for what you really wanted. In an age of “get it done fast”, I appreciate that! Can’t wait to see it installed!

  17. Jessica says:

    Bummer! It says it is completely sold out of every color. Is this an error on their site? It’s beautiful!

  18. Mia Tenille says:

    I really love the backsplash that you chose for your kitchen! It adds a beautiful texture to the mix. I’m in the process of painting my kitchen cabinets and I’ll update my backsplash next so this is some good inspiration!

  19. Candie says:

    In absolute LOVE with that tile!

  20. Ellyn says:

    Whoa! I haven’t seen tiles like this. They are beautiful and unique. I don’t think you could have picked something more perfect. Can’t wait to see them installed!

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