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Strawberry Thief Backsplash and Border Tiles

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle. And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best. ~Henrvy V, act i, scene iii

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Strawberry Thief 49 tile square backsplash

Strawberry Thief 49-tile backsplash, Tiggy Stardust square on black background

About Strawberry Thief

Strawberry Thief was William Morris's favorite pattern, and is the most popular of his textile designs. It was inspired by the thrushes darting in and out of strawberries as he looked out his study window to his garden at Kelmscott Manor, in the Costwolds.

The Strawberry Thief backsplashes are new and I only have two foreground options right now, the polychrome Tiggy Stardust option shown, which is available on a variety of color backgrounds, and the blue and white variation shown below.

Sections:

Square Backsplashes

Rectangular Backsplash

Available Background Colors

Strawberry Thief Border Tiles

Solid Color Backsplash Borders

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Strawberry Thief Backsplashes

Strawberry Thief Colors

The Strawberry Thief Backsplash comes in monochromatic colors (shown in blue and white below), or in the "Tiggy Stardust" colorway with any of the background colors. Available background colors are: White, Pale Cream, Forest, Indigo, Rooster Comb Red, Victorian Blue, Slate Gray, Wine, Brick, Sky, and Jet. Available background colors are: White, Pale Cream, Forest, Indigo, Rooster Comb Red, Victorian Blue, Slate Gray, Wine, Brick, Sky, and Jet. See the Strawberry Thief background colors. Strawberry Thief background colors.

William Morris Strawberry Thief backsplashes

Other Foreground Colors

Because the Strawberry Thief backsplash and border tiles are new, the foregrounds are limited to these two options. Many other foreground variations are still available for the Strawberry Thief Accent tiles. You might also want to look at the available Strawberry Thief background colors.

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Strawberry Thief Rectangular Backsplash

Shown is the 20-tile rectangular base backsplash.

Strawberry Thief 20-tile rectangular backsplash

Rectangular Backsplash: Base Format: Five colums, Four rows

The Strawberry Thief rectangular backsplash base size is five columns by four rows (20-tile). It is available on 4.25 inch tiles (21.5 x 17 inches) and 6 inch tiles (30 x 24 inches). To increase the dimensions, add columns.

Strawberry Thief Rectangular Backsplash Pricing

The base format (20 tiles in five colums, four rows) is:

4-inch (20 4.25 inch tiles): $2250

6-inch tiles )20 6-inch tiles): $2550

Additional tiles in either size: $85 tile, $425 for a single row, $780 for two additional 4-tile columns.

Strawberry Thief Square Backsplash

The Strawberry Thief square backsplash comes in 16-tile (4.25 inch, 6 inch and 8 inch tiles), 25-tile (4.25 and 6 inch tiles), and 49-tile (4.25 inch tiles), but can be extended in both directions.

You can also change the center focus by reordering the columns when you install them. You can't do this with the rectangular backsplash, shown above.

Strawberry Thief Backsplashes

Pricing for 16-Tile Backsplash (no border)

4.25 inch tiles (17 x 17 inches): $1460 (Additional tiles: $60)

6 inch tiles (24 x 24 inches): $1880 (Additional Tiles: $82)

8 inch tiles (32 x 32 inches): $2340 (Additional Tiles: $88)

Large Strawberry Thief 49-tile Square Backsplash

Strawberry Thief 49-tile backsplash

The 49-tile Strawberry Thief backsplash is only available on 4.25-inch tiles (about 30 x 30 inches). It is however, extendable by adding rows and columns.

Pricing for 49-tile Backsplash (no border)

4.25 inch tiles (30 x 30 inches): $3330 (Additional tiles: $48)

How to Extend Your Backsplash

You can adjust the size of your backsplash by adding rows and columns, and with solid border tiles.

Two 16-tile backsplashes, side by side

William Morris Strawberry Thief, side-by-side backsplashes

An extended 25-tile Backsplash

Both rows and columns should be added in sets of two at a minimum, or things break in disheartening places, as shown here:

This backsplash has two additional columns (4 tiles each, no problem) and an additional row (10 additional tiles). Bottom birds are truncated.

William Morris Strawberry Thief, extended backsplash

Pricing for extended backsplashes is the base price, plus the per-tile addition price for the the backsplash you've selected.

Strawberry Thief Borders

Strawberry Thief Border Tiles

Strawberry thief is a dense pattern and in some lighting, may not have enough contrast to highlight the pattern on a small tile. This is not a problem if you are using the 6 inch and 8 inch tile Strawberry Thief accent tiles, but if your space is small, the complete pattern is more difficult to see on a 4.25 inch tile. I've created an alternative for 4.25 inch tiles. Border tiles are available in the same color combinations as the Strawberry Thief backsplash.

William Morris Strawberry Thief, small border tiles

Border tiles are available in 4.25 inch.

Border Tile Pricing

4.25 inch tiles : $51 each tile

Strawberry Thief Accents used as Borders

Strawberry Thief accent tile used as border

If you have the height for a six-inch boder, the Strawberry Thief Accent tiles give you more foreground color choices, and can also be used as borders.

Small Borders

Small 6 x 3 inch borders will be coming soon.

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Backsplash Options

Solid Borders

You can add a solid color frame to your backsplash as in the examples. My border blanks are 6 x 3 inches (cut in half for the corners), which won't align with your 4.25 inch tiles. However, you can also use mosaic tiles in any complementary color, available at most tiles stores and even home improvement centers. Mosaic tiles come on mesh that you can cut to the exact thickness you need.

Other Options

Solid color tiles, relief edges, and listellos are available at most tile stores in complementary colors. Please get your tiles from me first, and then take a tile with you when you cool your field, mosaic, or small edge tiles. Matching field tiles is difficult, not fun, and usually unrewarding. Life is short; match your accent tiles, not your field tile.

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Related Pages

Strawberry Thief Background Colors

Strawberry Thief Accent Tiles

Tiles from Textile Designs Gallery

Tiles from Morris & Co. Designs

Customer Installation Photos

Customer Installation Photos

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Strawberry Thief small undercabinet backsplash

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