A new chapter is unfolding this week within the walls of our little cottage - The Kitchen Splash Back - tiled in traditional white subway tiles.
I love the utilitarian and understated aesthetic of white subway tiles; they are as cheap as chips and are as chic as Chanel (well, sort of... in a kitchen way). They have always reminded me of butchers shops and old dairies - places where you roll your sleeves up high and do serious elbow work.
Without professional advice it can sometimes be overwhelming making decisions when it comes to kitchens. To achieve a good balance with materials, a combination of many different yet high quality surfaces will bring a feeling of warmth to the hard working area; materials such as tiles, zinc, wood and marble will do the trick.