Lifestyle and fashion photographer María del Río tells her story of culture and heritage with this Oakland mid-century remodel. A kitchen floor of 8” Hexagons in Antique celebrates her Mexican birthplace while Glazed Thin Brick in turquoise San Gabriel highlights her childhood in Santa Fe. Combined, del Río writes a new chapter in California with her partner Jason, son Teotl, and dog Blue.
Bright, clean, vintage, and functional. Those were the requisites when Samantha Klein set out to remodel this 1970s Glendale kitchen into a modern homage to the era. A backsplash of handmade 3x6 Subway Tile in Dawn, Clover, and Sunflower, with glazed edge trim, fulfills all four priorities, for a pop of color that pulls the whole kitchen together.
Thanks to owners Nick Spain and Michael Bolognino, a stacked blue backsplash shows this 1850s Italianate mansion's kitchen some modern love.