We're getting there! I've been having fun pulling together the design pieces. I was very overwhelmed by this part of the process... it's pretty permanent! What if I don't like what I pick?! I'm not one that spends a lot of time thinking about 'what if's' in the sense that I didn't spend much time dreaming about a kitchen. To me it's wasted energy over something that may never happen. Then I get sad! Lol. But... I did have an idea of what I would want if I ever got the chance. My friend, Tina, found a tile site where you could order samples cheap. I had an idea that I wanted to incorporate our brick accent wall, carry that into the kitchen. I picked out 6 or 7 samples that arrived very quickly! Right away 3 were out! Previously I had visited a kitchen show room where I got granite counter samples. I thought I was going to want a lighter counter with browns. Just as I was walking out I grabbed one more sample, which of course is the one I chose! It has the browns but also has grey which will highlight the stainless steel appliances. Here are the options I narrowed it down to:
This is a back splash that I've been seeing around. The glass makes a room almost shine. It's offered in a variety of colors. I wanted to see what I thought, it's a little too 'modern' for me so I discarded it.
This is one of two that I ultimately narrowed it down to. I loved the character in this option. That really cool metallic piece w the beautiful vine really enticed me. The middle row has a glitter glass look that I know will make a room open up.
Here is the other option I narrowed it down to. I love the brick feel, which will bring our two rooms together. This also has the glitter glass-like tiles that cause light to bounce and shine. This option also had the browns and grey to tie in the stainless steel and wood cabinets.
I spent days deliberating and had everyone chiming in with their thoughts. Both of these options had real positives. Ultimately I chose the last one. The other one was light and I felt like it was very similar to the coloring we have now. I just love the rustic feel with the various colors. I didn't waste any time ordering the tiles, which arrived very quickly! I love it so much! I can't wait to spend a weekend with Tina, who has graciously offered to help me tile! I think we're going to do stainless steal behind the stove.