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Kitchen Makeover Day 5: Decorative Tile

One of the most exciting processes of renovating our kitchen was visiting Salon Blue Ridge to select decorative tile for our backsplash. Salon Blue Ridge is a fabulous Kitchen & Bath Showroom located in Flat Rock, North Carolina just a few minutes drive from Asheville.

Salon Blue Ridge in Flat Rock, North Carolina

This is not your typical home improvement center. Salon Blue Ridge is a feast for the eyes.

Salon Blue Ridge Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Upon opening the door, you are invited to walk through room after room of inspiring design concepts. I could have spent an entire day just taking it all in.

Salon Blue Ridge Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Salon Blue Ridge has the most accommodating and knowledgable staff eager to put you at ease through the renovation or building process.

Salon Blue Ridge Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Flat Rock, North Carolina

I had the opportunity to meet with Audrey Wilkinson the owner/operator of Salon Blue Ridge. This award-winning showroom is a sister company to her family’s business Wilkinson Supply Company located in Raleigh, Durham, Carrboro and Wilson, North Carolina.

Salon Blue Ridge Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Audrey led us to the stone and tile room, a space filled with the most amazing tiles I’ve ever seen.

Salon Blue Ridge Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Knowing I wanted my kitchen to have a relaxed feel with natural beachy tones, Audrey helped us select a stunning tile made by Stone & Pewter Accents.

Picking Tile at Salon Blue Ridge Showroom

I couldn’t decide whether I liked little square tiles or the subway tiles best.

Picking TIle at Salon Blue Ridge Showroom

Fortunately Stone & Pewter Accents had a style in their Sumi-e collection that included both!

Not only that, some of the tiles have a natural glossy finish and some are a flat “silk” finish to create extra textural appeal. We selected the Sei-ta pattern in the Sendai color scheme.

Picking TIle at Salon Blue Ridge Showroom #remodel #kitchen

It is dazzling!

Backsplash Tile

Every time someone walks into our new kitchen they gasp and say, “Look at that tile!”

I think that means we did good… Thanks Audrey.

Backsplash Tile

The extra help from Salon Blue Ridge really made our kitchen come together. Next time I need to remodel a room, I think I’ll start there!

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20 comments on “Kitchen Makeover Day 5: Decorative Tile”

  1. Beautiful job with your kitchen, Sommer! Thank you for choosing the Sumi-e tile. It looks gorgeous.

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  3. I still can’t get over how pretty your new kitchen is! Every detail works beautifully with the rest.

  4. I am really enjoying seeing how your beautiful new kitchen has unfolded – it is dropdead gorgeous. I love that tile!

  5. Wow, now that’s a tile showroom. Holy moley, I would be so overwhelmed in there!

  6. Wow, what a showroom. The decisions must be overwhelming when you see all of that at once.

  7. Oh my, that is gorgeous tile work :) I love it!

  8. As a recently new subscriber, I just today realized that you must be in NC. We live in the middle of the state and visit Asheville and Waynesville a couple of times a year. Will have to visit the showroom store in Flat Rock some day. Great kitchen re-model!
    I love food blogs and am so happy to have found you in NC.

  9. Sommer, I love the tile, I love the cabinets, I love everything!!

  10. Wow, beautiful tile work Sommer! I would have such a hard time picking. It turned out gorgeous!

  11. Super gorgeous tile work! It’s so lovely, Sommer!

  12. The tile is one of the first things I noticed in your initial photos. They look great!

  13. Love the tile backsplash Sommer. The green is so beautiful.

  14. Love the color scheme of your tile!

  15. Tile makes the best back splash. I absolutely love what you chose, it is perfect. I could spend a week just browsing in the Salon Blue Ridge store!

  16. I love the tile you choose! It’s so pretty!

  17. Yep, that tile is the first thing I noticed in the pictures. It’s stunning! It’s motivating me to try to do that to my own kitchen and jazz it up a bit!

  18. Thanks for the design center walk-thru at Salon Blue Ridge, Sommer! Must have been so much fun planning your new kitch! xo