Geometric Infusion

2021 NKBA MN Award Winner

2021 ASID MN Award Winner

2021 Midwest Home Award Winner

Minneapolis, MN

A new countertop and backsplash tile make this kitchen pop.

Potential

  • Create a unique tiled backsplash for the kitchen that is a work of art.
  • Use a local hand-made tile company.
  • Create a one of kind design utilizing different geometric shapes and colors of tile to coordinate with quartz countertop.
  • Add a new pendant light over the island.
  • Add gold accents.

Challenges

  • Most of the existing kitchen cabinetry was to remain.
  • New gas range and ventilation hood were to be added to the kitchen.
  • Needed to find a new location for the microwave, since the existing microwave hood was being eliminated.
  • Create a design that has a balanced look even though the range is not centered between the two windows in the kitchen.

The new custom backsplash adds interest and color to the space.

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Solutions

  • We collaborated with a local hand-made tile company, Mercury Mosaics, to create a unique backsplash that coordinated with the new quartz countertop.
  • To give a more open look to the kitchen and allow for a large area for the backsplash tile to be seen, a new chimney hood was installed along with two floating shelves.
  • Light colored tiles in subway and hexagon shapes gradually darken into rich colors behind the ventilation hood and floating shelves.
  • The asymmetrical layout meanders up the wall like a river of color to create visual interest and balance between the two windows.
  • The colors gradually fade to white, off-white and light grey behind the floating shelves, which allows for accessories on the shelves to be more visible.
  • Seven colors of tile were chosen based on the colors in the quartz countertop, including a deep metallic bronze color that ties in with the gold finish of the new cabinet hardware, sink faucet and light fixture above the island.
  • For a little bit of fun, a 3-dimensional hexagon planter tile that holds a tiny cactus plant was included in the design.
  • Replacing the old microwave hood is a new microwave that sets on a shelf tucked out of sight. The rest of the kitchen cabinetry was existing and remained as is.

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