Project Spotlight: Outdoor Kitchen

Tucked away on the shore of the Shrewsbury River in Little Silver, Amanda Haytaian of House of Cline Design created an attractive and functional outdoor kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Creating the overall design by staying true to the style of the home, a white Federalist Colonial with Black shutters, she found the perfecting pairing at Nemo Tile’s Red Bank, NJ showroom with our Aster Collection!

nemo tile, pattern tile, outdoor kitchen

Nemo Tile’s Aster is a collection of Encaustic and Moroccan-inspired porcelain tiles is available in three colorways, Classic, Black and White, and Colors. Each colorway also includes five individual patterns, as well as nine mixed patterns for endless design possibilities!

nemo tile, pattern tile, outdoor kitchen

nemo tile, pattern tile, outdoor kitchen

The black and white pattern used for the kitchen’s backsplash and accent wall provide a bold contrast and gorgeous visual focal point. Paired with red bar stools for a pop of contrast and market place lights, this outdoor kitchen has enough energy for many summer days and nights of entertaining!

nemo tile, pattern tile, outdoor kitchen

nemo tile, pattern tile, outdoor kitchen

Amanda Haytaian started House of Cline Design in 2004 after designing and general contracting her own home. Specializing in fine custom cabinetry design, Amanda’s projects include kitchens, bathrooms, bars, studies, luxurious master closets, entertainment cabinets, and more! Take a look at some of her other projects here!


Nemo Products Used

Backsplash and Accent Wall: Aster Collection in Black & White 04

Project Spotlight: Spruced and Styled

A gorgeous spec home by Merrick Construction on 21 Spruce Drive in Fair Haven, NJ.


This stunning new construction thoughtfully designed and crafted by Merrick Construction, a top NJ custom home builder, can be best described as a modern meets beach traditional home. To complete his vision, Owner and Founder Timothy Cross turned to NEMO Tile + Stone Red Bank for all of his tile needs.

The modern, open layout of the sophisticated kitchen showcases custom floor-to-ceiling white in-set cabinetry that meets a modern groove painted ceiling. The cabinetry features chic transitional finishes of custom brass grills and brushed brass hardware to warm up the design.

NEMO’s 3×6 white Thassos custom marble tile was used throughout the kitchen going up the entire wall to the ceiling for a dramatic design detail.  And over the oven range, a custom framed backsplash design of polished Addi Carrara and honed Thassos is featured.  “I like the look of having a tile design directly behind the stove,” says Cross. “It creates a focal point and draws attention to the big and expansive stove.”

An over-sized riff and quarter sawn white oak kitchen island is balanced by a dark contrasting floor.

A matching pair of brushed brass pendants over the kitchen island beautifully finishes the design.



NEMO Products Used:

Kitchen Backsplash: 3×6 white Thassos

Custom range backsplash: polished Addi Carrara and honed Thassos



Builder: Merrick Construction

Project Spotlight: Bright and Airy Kitchen Overhaul

Homeowners, Meghan and Richard Dunn recently updated their charming 19-year-old Red Bank home from a dated traditional style with a darker color palette to a bright, modern, clean feel. Following a master suite update on the second floor, the couple decided to do the same on the first floor with a major kitchen overhaul.


The white farm style table with stone surface (purchased years prior from Williams Sonoma and refinished), would be the design inspiration for the Dunn’s new kitchen update. They decided to keep the table they loved so much and picked out their kitchen cabinetry based on that.


“I liked the white just because it was clean. We never would have gone with white without our NEMO design consultant’s input. She brought up a great point and said to me, ‘if you like changing up the colors in a room; buy a different color bouquet of flowers every week or change up the color scheme of your décor,’” says Dunn.


The white and gray Carrera marble countertops contrast nicely against the white cabinetry and to add a rustic touch, the owners opted for earth toned window treatments and custom made wooden stools for the center island to add a bit of juxtaposition to the space. Lighting was important to the Dunn’s during the renovation, as they didn’t have enough light previously. They installed high hats along with two large silver pendant lanterns over the island complimenting the stainless-steel appliances and chrome fixtures throughout the space.

The tile backsplash was the last thing the homeowners chose when designing the kitchen. “I originally wanted to go with these light blue shiny tiles,” says Meghan, “but NEMO’s design consultant talked me into the matte and it’s so much simpler but…without them I don’t think I would have ever picked it and I’m so glad I did. I love the white now!”

In keeping with the clean white feel, the homeowner’s chose NEMO’s Cape Cod Ceramic Wall Tile in Eastham Matte white. The Cape Cod Collection draws inspiration from classic handmade ceramic subway tile, an irregular edge and a natural undulated surface to convey a true artisan feel. The soft look of the tile is a perfect complement to any kitchen decor.



NEMO Materials Used

Cape Cod Ceramic Wall Tile in Eastham Matte



Laticrete –  # 18 Sauterne



Lighting New York – Kitchen Lighting Fixtures

Tri Mountain Home Improvements – Middletown, NJ (Contractor)