Instagram-worthy? Beyond. Even the Star Tribune thinks so. Get ready to fall in love with yet another stunning Diamond backsplash with a vignette ombre. This one is home to the amazing food blogger: Heartbeet Kitchen. If you don't follow her already, we're sure you won't regret the new drool-worthy content in your feed. Continue reading to learn how she transformed this small kitchen into an awe-inspiring space filled with light, color, and most importantly, a big backsplash filled with personality!
All photos in this post by Sage Imagery.
Before & After:
This small u-shaped kitchen started out with an old school cottage feel. It's hard to believe that this is the same kitchen after its transformation! They knocked out the top cabinets for space, put in a new larger window for natural light, got fresh appliances, and added stunning modern decor. I mean, the room looks twice the size! For these photos they took the wow-factor to the next level by getting some help from styling pros Francois Et Moi and Creekwood Hill.
Both Francois Et Moi and Creekwood Hill helped us style for a shoot at a home with 6 tile installations! See pictures from that project with our blog "Tile Home Tour: Newly Remodeled Mid-Century Home"
Sometimes falling in love with a color is all you need to inspire a stunning space. In this case, the color was Raindance, by Benjamin Moore. This is the main color pop of the otherwise neutral space and it's the color of the shaker-style cabinets. We mirrored that color with a mixture of Coastal Breeze and Blue Opal glazes. It was a unique twist on a design that's become a favorite here at Mercury Mosaics. We call this vignetting ombre "the river" and there are so many ways to make it your own.
See more examples of this style with our blog "Trendy Tile Designs Inspired by One Custom Backsplash"
Heartbeet Kitchen is local so we were lucky enough to meet in person and plan for the project together. If you're able, we welcome you to visit our Minneapolis factory to see the tile-making process, meet the team, and get tile samples. Here's what she had to say about her experience:
"Knowing the cabinet color, I went to the MM showroom and starting working on a color palette. They have around 75 tiles colors that they fire, and make all the tiles by hand. It’s incredible. With samples in hand, I spent a few days playing tetris with the blue, green, and white hues to come up with a palette that we liked. From there, a MM designer created the layout, and within a month, we had our tiles. Brian installed the piece over a day and a half, and that’s when the kitchen really starting taking shape."
Yes, you read that right: the homeowners installed this custom diamond backsplash. We make this happen by laying out all custom installs on life-size templates in our factory and gluing them down onto mesh sheeting. Then we cut the mosaic into shippable pieces that are numbered, so you have an easy-to-follow map for the installer. With us, it's that easy to get a mosaic work of art on a large scale.
Learn more about our mesh sheeting process and options with our blog "Mesh Sheets: The Answer to your Install Questions"
Get more details about this project from the lady herself, Heartbeet Kitchen, and the blog she wrote "Full Reveal of our Modern U-Shaped Kitchen Remodel"