Mid-Century Modern Kitchen: Countertop & Backsplash

I decided on a solid white tile backsplash for my new construction MCM kitchen, but I also knew I wanted something interesting and unique.

This tile is a great example of “don’t judge a book by its cover” because that photo from their website doesn’t do it justice. Also, the chevron pattern… it’s not my favorite. But I ordered a sample anyway, and when it came in I knew it was the one.

You can install the triangle tile in a variety of ways, so I played around with it and settled on a pattern that looked like those Mid-Century atomic stars. You know the ones.

Next came the countertop selection. Now if I could pick anything, I would, without a doubt, march my butt over to Concrete Collaborative  and drool over all their beautiful creations.

Then I would secure a beautiful, chunky custom terrazzo countertop for my kitchen. Just look at those last two photos above. How freaking sexy are those? I’m kind of obsessed. I went to the countertop showroom and selected three samples that I thought might work.

I forgot to bring my tile sample with me to the store (amateur mistake), and there was no way I was going to choose a countertop without comparing it to my tile.

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