18. Beach House Backsplash

I’m so excited to share this with you guys. My mom and her husband bought a house down the shore about three years ago. Slowly but surely they are giving it all the love and updates it needs. I’m excited because this update, I got to be apart of.

They recently had the kitchen re-done. New layout, cabinets, counter tops, flooring, appliances etc. What they didn’t have done yet was the back splash. This is where I got to get involved.

My mom and I have spent some time on designer house tours down the shore (aka. going on a tour through peoples homes that have been renovated by designers/architects). With inspiration from events like these, knowing that the tile chosen is going to be for a backsplash in a beach house left me feeling excited. I say this because a beach house should feel peaceful and relaxing but also fun and somewhat whimsical. While also following my mom’s idea of something different (we have this in common).


The counter tops that were chosen are meant to look like sand!

One Saturday afternoon, I met up with my mom and her husband and we were on the hunt for tile. I came across this glass tile that reminded me of the ocean when I first saw it. I jokingly suggested it to sort of get a feel for how my mom and her husband felt. Turns out, they liked it. We picked out the color of grout that would get installed in their house and the end caps to the tile that would give it a purpose when it ends.

Tile, grout and end cap selections.

Pretty right? It has an iridescence to it that helps make it feel like the ocean. They got in touch with someone to install it. After a few days it was ready to go. Luckily, Pete and I were headed down the shore for a long weekend of relaxation, so it ended up being the perfect time to see it installed! Because the house gets so much natural light it reflects on the iridescence factor of the tile from sun up to sun down.

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The next step in the kitchen is to paint it. So stay tuned for the follow up with the chosen wall color!

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