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Project Spotlight: 100 Layer Cake

By Kali |

Tile Shown: 3x9 in Sugar; All Images: Scott Clark Photography 

Jillian Clark, the co-founder of the popular wedding blog 100 Layer Cake said "I do!" to our 3x9 tiles in Sugar for her very own kitchen remodel. Wanting to add more personality to the space, Jillian added splashes of color and pattern (including her straight set ceiling-high tile) to her bungalow style home. Read on to learn more about Jillian and to see more of this kitchen update: 

This is Jillian: 

My style can be described as…Modern, colorful, and earthy.
My design philosophy is…Clean, modern, with a touch of whimsy.
I got my start…Designing greeting cards at Hallmark. 
I find inspiration in…Nature, home decor, and parties.
I can't live without…Coffee.
My best design advice would be…Add a splash of color.
I love tile because...It’s a fun way to add drama to your space.

Tile Shown: 3x9 in Sugar 

First, can you tell me a bit about yourself and what you do?  
My name is Jillian Clark. I'm the co-founder of 100 Layer Cake, a popular wedding and lifestyle blog. Prior to blogging, I worked as a graphic designer for Hallmark Cards, Lee Jeans, The Gap, and Bare Essentials Cosmetics. 

Can you tell me about your home? 
My home is a bungalow style home on the westside of LA.

Was this kitchen project a part of a remodel or renovation? 
Yes. The house was a flip and the kitchen was fine but we wanted to infuse more personality into the space.

What is the overall aesthetic you are going for in your home? 
We wanted our home to have a modern look and added some craftsman details to reflect the bungalow style of the home.

What were your goals for the kitchen? What did you want to change? 
Our goal was to create more character with color, tile, and pattern. Since it was so white it was screaming for some color.

In terms of tile, what look were you going for?
I was looking for a modern take on subway tile. 

What made you choose the color Sugar? Where there other contenders? 
The color Sugar was the winner right off the bat. I wanted to tile to match our existing counter tops.

Tile Shown: Sugar 

How about about the 3x9 straight set pattern vs. offset?
I love the straight stacked pattern because it gave the kitchen height.

How did the installation process go? Did you face any challenges?
Everything was seamless and installed perfectly. 

Lastly, which of our colors/shapes/patterns would you love to use in other parts of your home? 
I think it would be fun to try the same tile, maybe in a different color, but in a stacked vertical. I’ve seen that look and really like it. 

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Navy Blue

I also love the hexagon shape. My next design challenge will be the bathrooms.

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagon in Flagstone 

Inspired by this kitchen? Order colors samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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