Help Us Choose the Tile for Our New Studio Kitchen!

Help Us Choose the Tile for Our New Studio Kitchen!

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Faith Durand
Oct 12, 2015
IKEA cabinets in process!
(Image credit: Ariel Knutson)

Want to give your opinion on the brand-new studio kitchen we're building at our office in New York? Come take a look at how it's shaping up and tell us which kind of tile you think we should have on our backsplash!

An IKEA kitchen built out with these same cabinets and butcher block.
(Image credit: IKEA)

What's Happening in the Kitchen

Our studio kitchen will be the location of many food shoots and more in our SoHo office. It's getting built out this month with cottage-style cabinets from IKEA, and a mix of butcher block and white Caesarstone countertops. You can see the whole list of current resources below. It will be a fun, bright mix — nothing too fancy, but clean and light.

Current Selected Resources

So, what's still missing? One word: Color! As much as we love all things white, we think the best kitchens have a splash of warm color somewhere in the mix. We're going to mix in some color in a tiled backsplash on the back wall.

Want to see what we're pondering? Come flip through the options and tell us which one you like the best!

See that whole wall? It's just begging for some color!
(Image credit: Ariel Knutson)

Tile: A Splash of Color

We're going to use encaustic cement tiles (did you see our roundup today of this gorgeous material?) and as we do love our yellow around here — the color of egg yolks, French mustard, and butter pound cake — we're looking at warm gold tones.

Here are a few modern tiles that we love. Tell us — which one is your favorite? Take the survey below, or tell us in the comments if you have an even better idea!

All tile options in this list are from Popham Design.

(Image credit: Popham Design)

Option 01: Pick Up Sticks

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Option 02: Knot

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Option 03: Oscar

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Option 04: Brasilia

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Option 05: Shard

Vote for Your Favorite!

Have a favorite in our very-sunny lineup? Take our survey, or give us other options in the comments!

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