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Strawberry Thief 49-tile backsplash, Tiggy Stardust square on black background
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.
Available Background Colors
Strawberry Thief Border Tiles
Solid Color Backsplash Borders
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.
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.
Shown is the 20-tile rectangular base backsplash.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
4.25 inch tiles (30 x 30 inches): $3330 (Additional tiles: $48)
You can adjust the size of your backsplash by adding rows and columns, and with solid border tiles.
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.
Pricing for extended backsplashes is the base price, plus the per-tile addition price for the the backsplash you've selected.
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.
Border tiles are available in 4.25 inch.
4.25 inch tiles : $51 each tile
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 6 x 3 inch borders will be coming soon.
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.
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.
Sixteen-tile square backsplashes with a connecting border.