After months of agonizing about tile, we decided upon 2x9 carerra marble tiles, one of which can be seen above. This will match the marble counter on the island and its neutral so there's less of a chance we will regret an hour after installation.
It was ordered on Wednesday, we drove like maniacs on Saturday to pick it up before the store closed, and the tile installer is coming today!
Coming soon.. a plethora of paint-chips when the paint consultant arrives on Tuesday. The painters are scheduled for Wednesday.
In theory, the kitchen could be completed this week!