When Powers wants her backsplash designs to stand out, she uses glass tiles from Waterworks. The material is an intriguing choice, the company says, because of its contradictions: modern, yet classic, it refl ects and absorbs light. Waterworks offers four glass lines in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, including Oystershell—a rare white. Waterworks, 800.899.6757; www.waterworks.com.
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