10.15.2009

evening eye candy {metallic mosaics}

Ok, I know a metallic mosaic tile back splash may seem like a bold choice but I just adore the way it looks in this kitchen. When paired with a playful pale blue ceiling and sleek cabinet hardware it comes across as modern and sophisticated space.

(via canadian house and home)
So inquiring minds (well, mine!) want to know-- what is your take on this look?

33 comments:

Abbie said...

I *love* it... now if only my house were as flash to match.

liza said...

I love it, too. A lot.

Dena said...

very bold, indeed. but I like it!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Love it for a posh, girly pad!

Mary @ JPM Design said...

I love it! What a great idea to paint the ceiling a fun shade of blue in order to add some color in an otherwise neutral space!

Miss Absinthe said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love the color combo - but it looks a bit like pennies. I think it's a bit too shiny, but would be curious to know how it's going to age. It would be nice if it eventually becomes green.

At Town Square said...

I love the country and contemporary element. It's a great mix of both.

TheFamousHome said...

Looks amazing! I wonder how easy it is to clean tho?!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Don't know if I personally could commit to it, but I LOVE the tile paired with the oversized hardware.

Daniella said...

Oooooo I like it!

Callie Grayson said...

Adore, as well!

layersofmeaning said...

Love it! We are adding a stainless steel blacksplash to our kitchen this fall.

Rachel Follett said...

How elegantly done! I like the blue ceiling too. Love this look!

Jackie said...

I absolutely love metallic mosaic tiles in the kitchen! I saw them in several magazines before and also in Lauren Conrad's old kitchen on The Hills! Ha! I love the sparkle and glam that it brings to the kitchen.

Beach Vintage said...

I like it but would feel like I was in a disco all the time. Which maybe OK I guess.

bananas. said...

i love it...the whole look...even the pale blue ceiling and i'm so not a pale blue girl.

Vanessa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous idea! It's like fancy ear rings for a little black (or white) dress!

Courtney said...

Ooh. I quite like this... a lot.

I agree with a previous comment: it is feminine, but it is also masculine (is this possible?)

Hands down: love the style, love the simple-yet-elegant features, love the magazine it came from.

TERI REES WANG said...

What a gem!
It really is a jewel of a space.
The silver metallic tiles mirror the silver stainless, and that is what makes it work.

It could have worked just as well with glass tile.

Donna said...

This is so dreamy!!! I love it...so crisp and clean...

Design Esquire said...

I love how it makes this smaller kitchen sparkle. I love it!

Emily said...

I love the glamour that backsplash exudes!! That and the hint of color on the ceiling. It's divine!

Rachel said...

How classy and glamorous this looks. I love it!

destined to design said...

i would TOTALLY do this! it comes off as very chic with the turquoise ceiling & white cabinetry.

Courtney said...

I LOVE the backsplash. I think I might want to do this, in fact. We have a teeny-tiny vintage kitchen that desperately needs updating, and I LOVE this look. Thanks, for finding it.

Diane James Home said...

Love it! Just toured Bary Dixon's kitchen/great room at the first "green" designer show house in McLean, VA where he used a mica walpaper in the kitchen paired with recycled crushed glass counters - really gorgeous!

Pink Wallpaper said...

that is some major eye candy!

pve design said...

I love it!
pve

susie q said...

I'd love to see those metallic penny tiles combined with a roughhewn rustic cabinet.

Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

houseofcarney said...

I LOVE THIS! I'm totally going to copy it when I get the chance to redo my kitchen.

LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

Those are pennies. This picture was posted on Tumblr showing homes with pennies incorporated into their design.