Kitchen Backsplash 101: 7 Tips to Get it Right

A kitchen backsplash is a great opportunity to make a significant impact and/or to enhance your other design elements. Backsplashes are one of our favorite finishes to select for our projects. These seven tips will help ensure that you get it right: 1. Keep It Full Height We always recommend a full-height splash – countertop to underside of upper cabinets – usually 18-20” high. A 4”or 6” backsplash breaks up the space and is a missed opportunity. 2. Use One Material I've seen homes where 4” of the countertop slab was installed and then a tile or stone backsplash was added above. Instead, use the same material for the whole area. The same goes for adding a different material over the range. Unless you have a porous material you want to use, such as marble, or are a messy cook and ... Read More »

Kitchen Renovation for an Avid Entertainer

We've been looking forward to sharing this luxurious yet functional kitchen renovation we recently completed in Baltimore, Maryland. On most Friday evenings, our client opens her Mid-century Modern home to more than 20 guests for Shabbat dinner. Needing a larger and more organized space to entertain, she came to Anne Grice Interiors to design a kitchen that is uniquely tailored to her lifestyle.   Kitchen Renovation Goals The homeowner's primary goal was to be able to easily and efficiently prepare meals for large dinner parties. However, it was important that the space not feel like a commercial kitchen (even though it has three dishwashers!) in order to blend with the Mid-century Modern style of the home. Kitchen Renovation Challenges The biggest challenge was ... Read More »

Video Tour of East Aspen Home

We recently filmed a video with clients who called upon Anne Grice Interiors to help design their dream mountain retreat in East Aspen. They were so pleased with the results that they called upon us again to update their Lakeside Seattle home. Watch the video home tour below to hear firsthand what our clients have to say about working with Anne Grice Interiors to design meaningful, functional spaces that fit their family's lifestyle. Video Tour of East Aspen Home A Mountain Contemporary Retreat Our clients wanted this new home to “blend with the environment” which led us to utilize natural materials and lots of textural features including the undulating wood family photo wall. A combination of wood, plaster, iron, glass and sandstone finishes create a warm ... Read More »