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Kitchens Perfect for the Holidays

What makes a kitchen perfect for hosting holiday parties and serving guests? For us, it’s a combination of a stunning tiled kitchen backsplash, an open floor plan, and a luxurious, oversized kitchen island! If you’re planning for the upcoming winter holidays and realizing your kitchen may need a makeover or remodel, here are six timeless kitchens to inspire you to create a space made for fun festivities.


1. Open Concept Kitchen in Cape Cod

If we planned the ultimate holiday gathering or Sunday family dinner, we would want a kitchen with an open concept layout! Over the past few years, we have seen a huge rise in homes that feature open concept living with no walls or barriers between the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Not only does this concept bring the family together, it’s also ideal for hosting guests. This Cape Cod space designed by Kitchen Cove Design is a great example of how to create an inviting and bright open kitchen. The Mossalli tile in Gold on Carrara Blanco from our quick ship collection is featured in the kitchen backsplash.

The mossalli tile in gold on carrara blanco in maine open concept kitchen backsplash

Design by Kitchen Cove Design featuring the Mossalli Tile in Gold on Carrara Blanco


2. Contemporary California Coastal Kitchen

What else makes a kitchen ideal for a gathering? Without a doubt, offering optimal and abundant seating options. Tamara Renee Designs of Orange County made her client’s southern California kitchen more inviting by adding a substantial amount of seating at the kitchen island and the connecting dining area. The Avery Grande tile in Charcoal on Carrara Blanco from our quick ship collection is featured on the kitchen backsplash.

The Avery Grand tile in charcoal on carrara blanco in southern California open concept modern kitchen

Design by Tamara Renee Designs featuring the Avery Grande tile in Charcoal on Carrara Blanco


3. Transitional + Timeless Naples Kitchen

Here is another great example of how to add ample seating to the kitchen area that is inviting without looking cluttered. This transitional kitchen renovation by Ashley Martin Home in Naples, Florida combines a luxurious kitchen island with six boho-style barstools surrounding it. This subtle design detail will entice family and friends to gather around the kitchen to snack on appetizers and drinks while the “chef” cooks! The Briolette tile in Tiger’s Eye on Thassos from our made to order collection is featured as the kitchen backsplash.

The Briolette Tile in Tiger's Eye on thassos in contemporary high end kitchen

Design by Ashley Martin Home featuring the Briolette Tile in Tiger’s Eye on Thassos


4. Sleek Southern Kitchen

This showcase kitchen for Southern Living Magazine features a design element necessary for a space meant for entertaining…an oversized kitchen island! This is truly the centerpiece of a home that people can gather around while visiting with each other. It’s a meeting spot where food is prepared and enjoyed by family and friends! In the kitchen below, Southern Studio Interior Design effortlessly designed a sophisticated and modern kitchen for this family to host in for years to come.  The Aurum tile in Gold on Thassos from our made to order collection is featured as the kitchen backsplash.

The Aurum tile in Gold on honed Thassos in fireplace surround

Design by Southern Studio Design Studio featuring the Aurum Tile in Gold on Thassos


5. Organic Modern Kitchen

We are now back to the West Coast to show you another perfectly oversized kitchen island!  Danijela Zaric Interior Design of Manhattan Beach combined different styles to create this one of a kind coastal kitchen! Having this larger kitchen island is the best way to serve guests while also having ample space to prepare food and serve appetizers on. Danijela Zaric kept the island countertop simplistic yet timeless with a white quartz, letting the Mulholland tile in Charcoal on Limestone act as the focal point in this modern space!

The Mulholland tile in charcoal on limestone in coastal modern open concept kitchen

Design by Danijela Zaric featuring the Mulholland tile in Charcoal on Limestone


6. A Kitchen Fit for a Family

Our last kitchen showcases rustic and cozy elements courtesy of Utah designer, Four Chairs Furniture. For larger families, dinner time is almost like hosting a gathering every night, so a spacious and accommodating kitchen area is important. Lindy Allen of Four Chairs furniture didn’t sacrifice design when creating this Utah kitchen and dining room combination. By featuring the rustic dining room table alongside modern bar stools at the island, everyone can enjoy their meal together without feeling cramped. The Dahlia tile in Pearl on Carrara Blanco from our quick ship collection is featured as the kitchen backsplash.

The Dahlia tile in Pearl on Carrara Blanco in Utah modern farmhouse kitchen

Design by Four Chairs Furniture featuring the Dahlia tile in Pearl on Carrara Blanco


For more kitchen inspiration, head to our kitchen backsplash gallery.  Check out kitchen backsplashes in spaces meant for entertaining and hosting below!  These patterned tiles are a part of our quick ship collection, Artisan Stone Tile.

Our quick ship patterned tiles in kitchens perfect for hosting and entertaining

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