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Photo By: Plow & Hearth
Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash and Green Cabinets
Your backsplash may technically be functional and keep food and oils off the walls behind the stove, but let’s be honest: in a kitchen renovation, the backsplash is a style leader. It can be a cost driver, as well. But Mary Elizabeth Hulsey founder of Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, Tenn., says it doesn’t have to be. She says rather than turning the corners with your backsplash and carrying it all along the kitchen wall, just finish the tile where the walls meet. “That ensures you have the tile where it’s most visually and functionally important,” she says. Then you can budget for some really mind-blowing tile in the area behind the sink or stove, and go budget in the other areas around it.
Vertical lighting in the Mission style cabinets make it easy for homeowners to see what they need. The corner space location creates more storage for larger dishes while varying the heights of the cabinets keeps the eye moving for maximum visual impact.
Clean lines and crisp geometry characterize this master bathroom in La Jolla, California. Classic architectural touches like crown molding and traditional windows are balanced by a sleek white countertop and modern gray tile set in a herrinbone pattern. Wood cabinetry warms up the space and adds a touch of traditional Mission style.
This mission style home promotes and open transition between the indoors and outdoors with gaping french doors. A seating area within the courtyard is ready for entertaining, and an exterior stairway leads to a deck overlooking the courtyard.
Mission-style cabinetry and a marble-tiled, glass-walled shower create a luxurious bathroom that is sleek, yet rustic, a perfect fit with this secluded Tudor home. The 6,700-square-foot main house is tucked into a private, gated enclave in California's Lake Arrowhead community.
This Mission-style home, located on a relatively small corner lot, wraps around an intimate courtyard and pool area. The private outdoor space is accessed by many sets of French doors that lead to all rooms of the home. An outdoor fireplace forms a focal point for the courtyard and serves as a warm place to relax in the evenings.
Craftsman-Style Living Room With Flagstone Fireplace
In this focal fireplace by architect Jim Rill, Pennsylvania flagstone distinguishes the fireplace surround and floor, and the mantel and trim are made of clear fir to complement the mission-style furniture and exposed beam ceiling beautifully. Note how placing the TV off to one side rather than directly above the hearth keeps the focus on the fireplace.
Banquette Seating Meets Picnic Table in Rustic-Style Dining Room
A custom picnic table and built-in bench serve as a dining spot in this country home. Mission-style metal pendant lights illuminate the table’s rich wood surface. Dark-brown cement floors and undyed-linen curtains blend in with the home's natural setting. But this place isn’t as rustic as it appears -- the cabinet in the corner houses a high-end refrigerator.
Open Plan Craftsman Kitchen and Breakfast Nook With Banquette Bench
A custom banquette bench with storage seamlessly blends the craftsman-style kitchen and breakfast nook in this gorgeous space. Warm craftsman cabinets frame the kitchen while a mission-style breakfast table grounds the space.
Drawing strength from Frank Lloyd Write’s philosophy of organic architecture, every element of the 8,000-square-foot home was designed in relation to one another. From the Mission-style furniture to the exposed beams, the home is alive with Craftsman character.
Transitional Dining Room With Mosaic Slate Fireplace
This transitional dining area features a mosaic slate stone fireplace with a polished concrete hearth, a dining area with mission-style chairs, polished hardwood floors, a brown and beige traditional rug, Cherner wood modern bar stool, and wood cabinetry opposite a small kitchen.
Highlight your deck railing, posts or stairs with these Mission-Style Solar Deck Accent Lights, $39.95 for four from Plow & Hearth. They turn on automatically at dusk and add attractive amber-hued ambiance for approximately eight hours after a full day of sun.