May 15, 2011

Kitchen Tile Mix completed

The kitchen tile mix is now completed and walls are painted. - I am happy and relieved how the Vietri tile mix turned out.

the niche of the kitchen completely tiled

detail of the niche

entire result: Vietri tile mix completed

And I am very glad that I did the last minute change for the "u"-shape "frame" around the niche. The bue tiles (Greca blu) would have been just too bold. However, it is still a frame as its pattern does not involve much with the rest of the mix but more with itself.

After all, I have to admit, the best would have been to just continue the mix on both sides of the niche without any "framing". We only ended up like that because we started running out of tiles and needed to think how to integrate some left-over tiles from the bathroom that do not really match the mix. But at the end we made it!

How many tiles did we break? Very few, I guess. Good job, grazie Tonino, Mimmo and Angelo!

Also special thanks to Angelo for his patience and for allowing me an extra day to redesign some areas in- and outside the niche.

Yesterday, Angelo also finished the painting of the kitchen walls with our pearl grey colour.
The parquet for the flooring will be delivered next week.

The kitchen will be deliverd mid of July - just in time for our summer holiday.

You might be interested in what inspired and reassured me to dare a wild mix: the Thun villa in Capri, an Australian villa in Positano, the D&G villa in Portofino and a restaurant in Sicilly.

Our supplier, Callipo in Vibo Valentia, has a good selection of Vietri tiles, thereof Francesco de Maio is our favorite manufacturer.


  1. Green, I am green...back in July...and to have all of it coming together!

  2. I love the tiles!! just spent a while looking at everything - it all looks so beautiful - loving the ceilings and the staircase especially. can't wait until you move in!

  3. I had to look twice - I thought it was a magazine pic. Wow, how it turned out, I am very impressed little Miss Creative...
    All the best

  4. Thank you all so much !
    I am pleased too with the result!

    It was a bit adventureous since here in Calabria, this is not the traditional way to choose your tiles.

    Thank god, I found via internet the examples of the Thun Villa in Capri and the D&G villa in Portofino to show CC how great it can look. And since I had him on my side it was easy. We even choose the tiles together. But the mix is mine. It looks effortless, but it was not that quickly done!!

    Of course without Angelo's support and patience it could have gone wrong. He and his team did not complain once about my extra wishes and last minute changes! At least I did not hear it. ;-)

  5. MichelleMay 20, 2011

    I looked at the pictures a lot. With the result that I envy you now. ;-)
    And it's so great that your father-in-law is so supporting!