Decorating & Design

July 29, 2016

Updated Classics: Tiled Kitchen Walls

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.


Classic Pick: Extending a backsplash all the way up to the ceiling in a kitchen is a luxurious touch. To make the most of this look, it’s important to choose a tile with some character. The subtle veining of the Carrara marble subway tile is paired with dark cabinets for a bistro look.


Fresh Spin: Exotic tile applied to a feature wall lends wow-factor to a classic white kitchen, making it feel of-the-moment. Designer Samantha Farjo used black sconces to punctuate the graphic tilework’s lively pattern.

Author: Wendy Jacob

1. Mark Burstyn 2. Alex Lukey


1. Kitchens & Baths 2012 2. House & Home January 2016 issue


1. Morgan Michener

2. Samantha Farjo