Empty Alcove in the Kitchen? That’s What Moroccan-Inspired Cement Tiles Are For

published Jan 5, 2015
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Clearly. Because after seeing this kitchen, I’m convinced an empty and crumbling kitchen archway is exactly the kind of problem I need in my future.

The owners of this kitchen, photographer Julia Sherman and her husband Adam Katz, recently shared with Design*Sponge how they lovingly and painstakingly restored their “haunted” wreck of a townhome in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

The showstopping detail in the home is, naturally, the Moroccan star-patterned arched backsplash in the couple’s kitchen. This particular wall section was falling apart, so to highlight the architecture and make the most of that wall section, Julia decided to add a little accent color. The original Moroccan star pattern mosaic she fell in love with was out of her budget, so instead she affordably recreated the look with custom-painted cement tile. Gorgeous!

How would you like that to be your dishwashing view? Not too shabby.

See more kitchen photos and the full House Tour → First-Time Renovators Create a Dream Brooklyn Townhome at Design*Sponge