Tile Vault: A Candy-Coated Kitchen

Tile Vault: A Candy-Coated Kitchen

Sep 9, 2008

What: One inch ceramic mosaic in cutesy pastel shades
Where: An Edgewater kitchen
When: Photos taken Friday, August 8 at 11:45 am
Why: This half-wall tile treatment might not be something we'd freshly install but, in this vintage apartment, the sweet colors and small scale beg for calling in sick and baking cookies.

The pink and yellow and blue might be too saccharine for some but it is what it is and renters' Katie and Toby have grown to like it. We've come on board too because it makes us think of those chalky mints that grandmothers always serve with tea.

Instead of fighting it, Katie and Toby have made it work. Their retro-inspired furnishings and accessories fit in perfectly with the candyland timewarp.

Lead photo model: Mookie!

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