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So, you’ve found yourself at home and trying to cope with everything life is throwing your way. For some of you that means getting yourself and your kids ready for the day before guiding them through home school assignments. For others it means video conferences, spread sheets, and paperwork. but for a lot of you it means all of the above. You are pulling double and triple duty at home. But is your environment making your life easier or giving you a headache?

Whatever your space is missing is certainly coming to light now as you spend more time at home than ever before. If you are anything like me you have started the nesting process, sprucing up this or that and making your home feel more comfortable and functional. Now is the perfect time for some updates. Whether your turning your house into your dream home, or making some small but much needed updates, the impact will be enormous.

 This morning, maybe you stared at that outdated backsplash and cringed while you prepared your breakfast. The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we gather for meals, work on art projects, and sip wine with loved ones. Does open shelving with a fun pattern tile catch your eye? Or do you prefer a simple backsplash with a mural or pattern as a focal point? Here are some kitchens we are currently coveting to help you get started!

Kitchens We Love

Ventana Boho Patterned Tile white classy kitchen installation

Ventana Pattern: Design by Sita Montgomery Interiors, Photo by Lindsay Salazar

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen backsplash with ventana pattern on 6x6 honed carrara

Ventana Pattern: Design by Sita Montgomery Interiors, Photo by Lindsay Salazar

Sanza (Snowflake Blue) Kitchen Stove Hood Idea

Sanza Pattern: Design by Blackband Design

 

Crescent Pattern on 12x12 honed carrara from in-stock line Artisan Stone Tile

Crescent Pattern: Design by Wendy Kuhn at Karr Bick Design, Photo by Lisa Mitchell at Photographie by Li

 

Modern Kitchen with Waterways tile in black on carrara backsplash

Waterways Pattern: Design by Blackband Design, photo by Ryan Garvin

 

modern butlers pantry waterways tile in black on carrara

Waterways Pattern: Design by Blackband Design, photo by Ryan Garvin

 

Modern farmhouse white kitchen with Dahlia on carrara in backsplash

Dahlia Pattern: Design by Four Chairs Furniture

Serene Bathrooms

After taking care of everyone else it’s important to focus on your own needs for a bit. There’s nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath in a soothing spa setting. Creating your own spa can be achieved by making a few changes to your master bath. When selecting tile, go for a pattern with calming colors that let the beauty of the natural stone shine through. The texture and variation of stone will bring the tranquil element of nature into your space.  Coordinate your paint choices with tones from your tile and you have a timeless and elegant design. Mollie from Design Loves Detail renovated her Utah home and kept it minimalist and tranquil with calming tones and open shelving filled with purposeful items. These spaces let the pattern of the tile speak while sleek fixtures and decor play a supporting role.

Caprice Sapphire Bathroom Install Shot

Caprice Pattern: Design by Mollie at DesignLovesDetail, photo by Travis J Photo

 

Modern organic master bathroom with caprice pattern on carrara

Caprice Pattern: Design by Mollie at DesignLovesDetail, Photo by Travis J Photo

 

If you want to incorporate open shelving but still use cabinetry, try this style below.  As you can see, she adds in an open space in between two drawers to place decorative towels and baskets.

Waterways pattern in blue on arctic white on guest bathroom floor

Waterways Pattern: Design by Mollie at DesignLovesDetail, photo by Travis J Photo

 

waterways in blue on arctic white

Waterways Pattern: Design by Mollie at DesignLovesDetail, photo by Travis J Photo