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FEB 2019

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entirely different effect. She also looks to tile to create colorful moments, including a kitchen backsplash hand-painted with a favorite greeting card motif. Stuart is another tile devotee. In a New Jersey kitchen, he lined the walls with subway tile, seemingly a pedestrian product. In his version, however, it takes on drama, because he chooses a crackled version and black grout. "It creates an antique effect," he says. "I echoed it with a mosaic of antiqued mirror on the wall behind the stove." Tile is always an element in the kitchens designed by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of the Pensacola, FL-based In Details along the Emerald Coast. "I rely on it to provide a wow factor," she says. "For a coastal aura, I often use tile patterns featuring vivid blues and greens." In a banker's New Jersey mansion, designer Sura Malaga used ceramic mosaics on the floor of a kitchen as intricate and ornate as anything you might encounter in her client's native India. In fact, Malaga traveled to India to select the tile. The floor was designed in an exotic floral pattern. The same tile was used for the backsplashes, but was kept fairly simple. Still, their gleam of pink proved an effective counterpoint to black cabinetry. "Even just setting tile on the diagonal makes a difference," says Hanby-Robie. "And using tile trim and moldings can create masterpieces to rival art." Jeane Dole of A La Carte Design, in Denver, CO, loves both ceramic and glass tile. She used glass tile featuring earthy col- ors on backsplashes in several kitchen remodeling projects. In one, the tile was set horizontally from counter height to ceil- ing, but in another the tile direction was vertical, creating an [top left] A custom hood and a framed backsplash inset of antique mirror mosaics are unique features in a New Jersey kitchen designed by Rob Stuart of Rob Stuart Interiors. [top] Geometry is a recurring theme in this kitchen designed by Sharon Hanby-Robie. It's repeated in tile work, cabinetry, a chande- lier and an area rug. Ceramic tile hand painted with a motif from a favorite greeting card adds artistry to this kitchen designed by Jeane Dole of A La Carte Design. Hand-made tile in numerous shades of blue is designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon's salute to the seas around her native Florida in this kitchen. The range hood also offers a revolving art display. Photo: Donna Dotan Photo: Greg Riegler Photo: Brad Nicol Photo: Abigail Rose February 2019 • 57

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