Finding Nemo.

Project Kitchen is under way. We’ve painted cabinets, purchased new appliances, installed new hardware, and selected granite counter tops (images and descriptions to come). Now I’m researching tile or other wall treatment for the kitchen backsplash. Looking through the Washington DC Spaces magazine this morning, I saw an ad for Nemo Tile.

Nemo Tile in Jamiaca, Queens, NY, 1921

Nemo Tile in Jamiaca, Queens, NY, 1921

I tend to lean towards the not too trendy bit something fifferent approach. So the first page of this website drew me in. Nemo specializes in usable tiles and offers a myriad of options; which run the gamete of conventional materials such as stainless steel, glass, porcelain and stone, to the more unusual; and environmentally friendly, coconut shell tile.

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I prefer to stick with neutral wall treatment for this project as this is a condo and will eventually be sold to a new owner – so keeping it in line with the Victorian architecture of the building but updated for cilty living is key. The granite selected is a polished stone called Marron Cohiba (love the name) and has brown, black and touches of pearl in its markings. Marron Cohiba is quarried in the Huila Region of Angola. It is formed of unevenly shaped dark brown crystals often with metallic mica reflections. Often times, these crystals will show fine white streaks that are usually only visible in larger portions of the stone.

Marron Cohiba Granite

Marron Cohiba Granite

Now, we have new stainless appliances and want something to work alongside a creamy white cabinet, this granite and the silvered appliances. Any ideas?

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