Materials and finishes

This has to be one of the best – if hardest – parts of any design project that involves construction. This is when the angst sets in … what if it looks terrible once installed? At a certain point, we had to trust our instincts.

These photos don’t quite do the materials justice; will have to try again on a sunny day. But you get the idea. So, what are we using?

Kitchen and Pantry:

  • Flooring: Forbo Marmoleum modular tile in Concrete
  • Counters: DuPont Corian in Witch Hazel
  • Backsplash tile: Ann Sacks Savoy collection: 3/16″ penny rounds and 6″ × 3″ field tile (at cooktop) in Rice Paper
  • Cabinets: Baltic birch plywood finished in maple veneer and plastic laminate (by Kerf Design)


At the end of the job, we’ll select paint colors that make everything pop. For the kitchen, we’re thinking Pernod by Benjamin Moore. Not sure about the bathroom yet, but it will need to be something that sets off the Heath tile and the limestone flooring. Ideas are welcome … leave a comment!

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