European country, rural or farm scenery, along with Hungarian embroidery folk art based tile designs. Decorative kitchen wall tiles and backsplash.
This is artist Julia Sweda’s kitchen. It features floor to ceiling wall tiles depicting European country, rural or farm scenery, along with Hungarian folk art designs based on Hungarian embroidery.
Custom designed decorative kitchen wall tiles and backsplash.
Hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles.
Approximately 750 tiles are used in the installation.
Every painted tile shown is hand painted by Julia and kiln fired in the superior traditional manner. No decals, photo or computer transfers, sublimation or “special ink processes” were used.
European Country Kitchen…Full view of the kitchen, counter, decorative tiles, scenes and backsplash wall mural. Island has duck and goose portraits.
View of the pantry entrance and decorative wall tiles. Blue on white decorative tiles based on Hungarian embroidery designs. Vignettes higher up with apples, strawberries and peaches. Also shown is the decorative blue cabinet Julia faux painted.
More blue on white decorative folk art tiles based on Hungarian embroidery designs shown, behind and above sink. Kitchen saying above window.
The tiles above window say “God Bless This House” in the Hungarian language. Blue on white field tiles surrounding the saying.
View of the folk art tiles based on Hungarian embroidery designs. Painted in blue and white with some green, gold and red highlights. Electric outlet faux painted to match white of the decorative tiles.
Closeup of hanging garlic and paprika next to kitchen cabinet. Paprika is used extensively in Hungarian cuisine.
Closeup of the strawberry decorative tiles vignette above pantry entrance.
Closeup of adorable ducklings behind kitchen sink faucet. More blue and white field tiles surrounding vignette.
Closeup of honking male goose portrait on the island wall.
Closeup of male mallard duck and mouse vignette.
View of the backsplash with its barnyard birds, sheep, goats and thatched roof cottage home. Trompe l’oeil view looking through overhanging grapevines bearing grapes.
Closeup view of the cozy white country cottage with its thatched roof, well and laundry on the line. Garden in the background.
Closeup of the farm draft horse in the field.
Views of the sheep, goats, barnyard birds (geese, turkey, ducks, chickens) roaming the property.
View shows some of the decorative tiles, backsplash tile mural and rooster tile portrait on stove hood vent.
Closeup of a proud rooster that adorns the tile stove hood vent and overlooks the kitchen.