One of the easiest ways to dress up a kitchen that needs updating is to have a stone or tile backsplash put in. Much cheaper than an entire kitchen remodel, merely updating the backsplash makes a world of difference.
Occasionally I have been asked to place multiple shades of stone "randomly". It can be a daunting task to make something appear to be random. In this case, it was a combination of rose, and almond shaded tumbled marble.
If you have already gone to the expense of a kitchen remodel, and haven't put any attention to the areas ABOVE the counter tops, don't let your potentially gorgeous kitchen go unfinished. Tumbled marble or stone compliments the natural beauty of wood cabinetry and granite
Here, tumbled marble was used, with a very large accent band at the bottom, sitting directly on the granite top.
This project used a rectangular tumbled marble, set on a brick pattern, similar to subway tile. It is difficult to see the backsplash in the background, but the bar area is evident.
In the kitchen below, I was asked to use two different shades of tumbled marble for this backsplash, arranging them "randomly".
It's more difficult than it sounds!!
Once again, tumbled marble.
In this case glass mosaic was desired look.
Tumbled marble: Are you seeing a theme yet?