Happy New Year! I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday. I know I did. But it never ceases to amaze me how quickly it goes by. It seems like Christmas Eve was just yesterday and now it`s January 5 and I`m back at work. Boy, I hope this winter goes by fast!
So, I don`t know how many of you made new year`s resolutions this year — you know, those dirty little promises we tend to make and break? While personal resolutions are private, we asked the Style at Home staff about their around-the-house resolutions for 2009. You can read about them here.
My around-the-house resolution is to finally get around to updating the backsplash in my kitchen. I hate the one that`s there and I dream of something more striking like glass, which can be illuminated beautifully with under cabinetry lighting. I was originally thinking of one-inch by one-inch glass tiles but then I saw this backsplash (pictured here), which is also quite lovely. This is from New York-based Grayglass. Grayglass will custom-make glass backsplashes with coloured and patterned glass, according to their clients` specifications. Ooh! The options! Now I can`t decide what I want to do. But it`s only January; I have time, right?
If you`re thinking of doing a kitchen renovation this year, check out our kitchen section; it`s full of helpful ideas for creating your dream kitchen.