Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Design over pretzels

Yesterday the ear doctor and I went to a hole in the wall for lunch and had the most outstanding cheese steak I've ever had in my life. While we were sitting enjoying our free pretzel and first taste of birch beer the Food Network was playing on the TV in the corner. I thought it was an odd choice because most of the other patrons were big mechanic type guys. For some reason it made me smile to see these guys eating their lunch and watching Tyler Florence stuff a turkey with fresh sage sprigs.

Anyway, we were both watching the show as well and at the same exact moment we turned to each other and said, "we love that tile"

If you haven't seen the show, he has this gorgeous green subway tile lining the entire wall of his kitchen set. Since then we've updated our kitchen design plan to feature this beautiful idea. Here's where we're at as of today:

Outside wall: Dark cork snap-in-place cork floor, shaker style cream colored cabinets, chocolate brown laminate counter top, butcher block shelves floating out under the cabinets (my dad offered to MAKE these), LG stainless french door fridge and dishwasher, stainless steel sink with cool faucet, and beautiful green subway tile.

Inside wall: Same dark floor, same shaker cabinets, same chocolate counter top, same butcher block floating shelves, same tile, LG microwave and stove (there's a great sale right now if we buy all the same brand of appliances...basically the dishwasher will be free) the remainder of the walls will painted a soft gray color.

Here is my question for you...any great sources for green subway tile?


Dan's mom said...

Don't know a source for subway tile but since it becoming more popular, it should be around. Have you checked into the durability of cork flooring with a bigger dog? I can tell you about hardwood & 3 dogs - oak isn't hard enough........I'm sure you wouldn't want to have to choose between Roscoe & the new floors.

Kalli Ko said...

Monsieur Florence and his set kitchen make me drool every.time.

Tia said...

Try MosaicTileSupplies.com - they have a large selection of colored subway tiles, including several shades of green.

TRS said...

Broadway Tile, downtown Denver should have a great selection.

My condo kitchen has cream crackle subway tile with long amber tile strip accents. The guy who renovated it five years ago got the subway tile there.

Great design! I really dig it!!

Anonymous said...

I love the subway tile !

Anonymous said...

If it's the Tyler Florence kitchen I think you saw, it comes from Heath Ceramics in Sausilito, California. Beautiful stuff - expensive stuff.

That same kitchen is featured in a several years old Ann Sacks Tile book. IKEA Applad Blue-Gray cabinets (discontinued color). The floor looks like concrete.

Tyler has another kitchen where he uses Heath Tile in his kitchen. He now lives in Marin County, California (where Heath Tile is from)...he uses a mixture of gloss and matte gunmetal color. It is gorgeous.....