Harlequin Romance!

by Katie on August 15, 2011

Today one of my clients showed me a picture of  the kitchen she wants to duplicate! Shall I say fabulous?? It happens to be Kirstie Alley’s Hollywood kitchen designed by one of my favorite designers, Nate Berkus! When I saw this kitchen showcased last year on the Nate Berkus show, my jaw almost hit the floor! The funky vintage appeal of using a green harlequin backsplash paired with painted cabinets, black and white flooring and White Carrera marble; this may not be for everyone, but in my book it’s perfection!
This got my creative juices stirring about harlequin and diamond-shaped patterns. The Diamond pattern is a classical design element and can be seen in interior design used in flooring, fabric, and wallpaper.  The harlequin and diamond pattern is extremely versatile and can be used in the super traditional to the ultra contemporary space. 
Kirstie Alley’s Hollywood kitchen designed by Nate Berkus. Nate used a very bold, muted chartreuse harlequin tile backsplash for the entire kitchen! It’s so beautiful! To add even more vintage charm, he paired it with white painted cabinets and classic black and white flooring. (The picture quality is not the best. It was hard for me to find good images of this kitchen that were not copyright protected).
Kirstie Alley's Hollywood kitchen
Another shot of Kirstie Alley’s kitchen. (The lighting is not the best, and the shot does not capture the amazing ceiling details. But you get the idea!).
Here are some other amazing spaces, furniture, and accessories using this classical harlequin and diamond-shaped pattern!


West Elm Kite Kilim Rug
www.westelm.com - Kite Kilim Rug
Souce:Bear Hill Interiors
Diamond pattern inlayed with marble and back granite Source: www.classictileny.com
Source: House & Home
Source: House & Home
 Source: www.stainlessliving.com
Source: Decorpad.com
Source: Decorpad.com
Source: www.calfinder.com
 Bertoia Diamond Chair
 Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for reading. Please stay tuned for more!
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

alejandra August 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

i would love that diamond tile work in my kitchen!!!! let me know if you come across any ideas


Katie August 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Sure! That would look wonderful in your kitchen!


Deejay August 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Kewl you sholud come up with that. Excellent!


designchic August 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Love a harlequin pattern especially in flooring. The entrance foyers is one of my favorite images!!


Katie August 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Thanks!! Yes, I love a harlequin diagonal lattice pattern too!! Thanks so much for reading!


Jennifer Hayes January 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

So I love the harlequin kitchen backsplash and also the white tile (I am not certain on shape description). I’ve seen the white tile in blue before…do you have any idea of either of the manufaturers here? I am trying to have my backsplash completed and finding this sort of thing out is a challenge! Would sooo appreciate your input!


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