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bopping around le tigre

By 9/19/2018

hey hey. let's pick up where we left off, shall we. in the back right, le Tigre's kitchen. where all my money and hopes and dreams and pinterest boards are hung up.


on friday, when i'm back in raleigh, i'm going to the datile showroom to what this mosaic tile situation looks like for the backsplash --  can i do custom colors like this in a 3" x 3" tile and not have to buy 28374 of each color and pay michaelengo another $28374 to install it?  also, i felt inspired by this valentino cloak in the latest W magazine, and think that could be my color palette.



so we tile in those colors, heavy on the white.  and i'm torn between either a stainless steel counter now (it's expensive, but i might have an in with a local restaurant supplier), OR i go with nick's pick (TM) of absolute black granite - and I'll feel like an asshole b/c i just ripped the existing counter out that was about same same.  YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN says the person making the mistakes IRL!


if datile says this will take all the monies, and i can't tile, i may just do a mirrored backslash b/c it's shown up in my dream-vision-secret-intention-mood-board (TM) since forever and that must mean i like it.  i do.  i had mirrored at my old house and love how it opened up the room.  i'd be down for a mirrored tile (again, with the things costing money!), or if the cobbler has no shoes, i'll throw up basic mirror and replace it some rainy day.


can you accept these ideas?  above, the facts.  that's what we know.

and, a question for you -- do you know of an ALL white countertop that's not terrible looking and less than $30 sq foot.  also, thank you.

5 comments

  1. that palette for the tiles is two thumbs up

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  2. I think there are some white silestones but they may not be cheap. Corian? My friend Kim at whyte and co has some amazing colored sinks you should look at!

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  3. I can fully accept this plan. I am also interested in all white countertop so please update if you find one!!

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  4. The bathroom shot in the first episode of Abstract on Netflix.

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  5. even though some of the tile ideas you introduce are generally out of *my* comfort zone, your choices are steps beyond the next trend. You are a vanguard in your field -- never mimicking the same ol' stuff i see fiddy eleven times in my IG feed. you are one in a million designer -- can't imagine what goes on in that beautiful mind of yours!

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