The House on High Street

Gosh, I wish I had more time to write. I’m really behind with posts about The House on High Street. You’d think that Scott and I were just sitting around, changing diapers and eating Bon-Bons! But, we’ve still been quite busy with house projects.

Back in the fall, I sewed curtains for the kitchen. I’m still very new at sewing curtains, but I actually love the way these turned out.

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I used this fabric, called Pecking Order Spice, from Joann’s Fabric. I thought it went well with the Family Room fabric (color-wise), and I loved how the rooster pattern added a bit of warmth and homeyness.


But, of course, after I finished the curtains, I was thinking about back splash!

I forgot to mention that back in August, when Scott and I were on our Mediterranean Cruise, we stopped in Ravello and purchased a beautiful mosaic of Positano, Italy. (That’s our favorite spot.) We wanted a focal point that would have sentimental value in our kitchen.

Here is what it looked like put together.


I love looking at this mosaic when I’m cooking. It brings me back to the most beautiful vacation, with my hubby.


It took us a while to select and order the tile for the kitchen. A few months ago, I began searching, high and low, for something that would pull everything together. I was leaning towards copper. Scott wanted to do a white tile. Thankfully, I convinced him to allow me to put my ideas in motion. (Thank you, darling!)

Turns out, real copper is super expensive. And, heavy. I came across this tile made by Daltile. It’s not real copper, but it has a beautiful aged copper look.


After convincing Scott, he got right to work!





If you look closely, in this picture, you can see samples of grout colors I was experimenting with. We ended up going with a dark grayish-taupe color. And, it worked beautifully. (Thank you, Cousins. ; )

The final product:




These are not the best quality photos, and the tile looks a lot darker than in real life. Overall, we are both very happy with the copper-looking back splash. : )

Next post, I’ll show you the beautiful patio Scott has done. Stay tuned…


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