I wasn’t aware the mirrored tile existed, but when I saw Grace’s post last week, I found myself instantly drawn to it, as well. You achieve the shimmery quality of a mirror but so much more texture and interest because of the many angled reflections off the tile edges. I was thrilled to see this kitchen makeover in South Yarra, Melbourne, by Templeton design. The tile adds the perfect bit of sparkle to this elegant space and nicely contrasts the dark wood cabinet and dining set. I hope to see many more mirrored tile projects so that, if I am ever lucky enough to have a space to tile, I will have great examples to draw from. Lovely work! — Kate
Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with your images right here! (Low res, under 500k per image, please.)
More images and basic steps after the jump . . .
Time: 6 months (including renovations in the rest of the house)
Basic Steps: The owner sought a house for her collections, an American flavour (from years living there) and a sense of fun. The compact terrace’s hub — the kitchen — immediately combines these elements. Burnished glass tile splashbacks and asparagus fridge handles playfully talk to the antique dresser and Windsor chairs. A large copper pendant light adds an intimate feel alongside a cluster of hanging pots and the porcelain plate collection. Functional elements (including the wet area) are hidden behind panelled joinery and in the corner pantry.
Our advice would be to have a clear idea of the design aesthetic you want to achieve whilst also being open to interpretation and ideas along the way. — Alice