Modwalls People: Classic and Eclectic Meets Modern

November 5, 2014 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Modwalls People:  Anita Sheridan, Los Angeles, CA.

Lush Blend Carmelita Glass Tile

Tile: Lush Blend Carmelita Glass Tile

Anita Sheridan was looking for something special. She loved her Los Angelino home but the kitchen desperately needed some updating in the way of a new backsplash, fixtures and counters. She and her husband spent their free time online or driving to local stores looking for the perfect tile to fit their eclectic home.

“We looked at the heath tile but it was so expensive, and the tile stores around town didn’t have much selection. It just wasn’t appealing. We wanted something modern yet classic.”

Anita’s house was originally built in 1949 with midcentury touches, and then remodeled in the 60’s and 70’s and had an eclectic feel.

“The party is always in the kitchen. It’s an open plan with the dining room at one end, the living room on the other, and arch ways on either side. With a kid, we’re always in there cooking. It’s the center of everything and we wanted something that would pull it all together.”sheridan with kid

Enter Modwalls.

“I found Modwalls on and fell in love with the Carmelita tile. It was exactly what we were looking for.”

When she called, she found out the amount of Carmelita tile she needed was not in stock, and it was unclear when it would be, due to a change in manufacturer.

“Jessica and Chris, who are their product advisors, were really helpful. Jessica talked to me about design ideas and showed me other options, but ultimately my heart was set on the Carmelita.”

Anita bought the remaining stock to install, “our kitchen was a wreck,”  and decided to wait.

Chris would call and keep me updated on the status. I didn’t have to follow up with phone calls and emails like you do with contractors. They made it really easy.”

When the tile arrived, the manufacturer had changed the size by a matter of inches, but inches that counted.

carmelita_sinkModwalls was so wonderful. They replaced the tile I already had and really made it worth the wait. Now our kitchen is functional and fun and the retro vibe really fits the era of the house. I would definitely recommend Modwalls to my friends.”

Do you have a Modwalls challenge or a home project that needs special attention? Tell us your Modwalls story.

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Rebecca Lonergan

Founder and Creative Director of Modwalls Tile Company. Since 2005 Rebecca has been designing Fresh Tile in Colors You Crave. Shop Online at

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