Silvia Saponaro

Cosa Design

Cosa Design

347 Van Brunt #3F
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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As the winner of our photo contest, CoSa Design in Brooklyn completely restored this historic colonial home to its former glory. While this beautiful bathroom elicits a sense of nostalgia, it still achieves the perfect balance of newness by mixing metallic tin panels with traditional wainscoting over a one-of-a-kind wooden sink. The accents and fixtures compliment its rustic allure and we know quite well anyone would be happy to start their day in this charming space.

“The response has been universally positive. Most people outright love it and some don’t necessarily get it, but like it in spite of themselves.”
-- Silvia Saponaro, Principal


TILES INSTALLED: Pattern #3, Brushed Satin Nickel

HOME STYLE: Colonial, dating back to the 1780s

HOME LOCATION: Montgomery, PA (suburb of Philadelphia)

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How did you find out about tin as a backsplash option?

"Through an internet search, but I’ve used tin ceiling tiles in other ways a few times in my career. We love your product and are constantly looking to use them in more unique, modern ways besides just traditional designs."

Did you consider any other materials?

"We considered a typical wood wainscot, but wanted to use a more interesting material. We wanted something that would fit with the historical house, but maybe used in a different or unexpected way."

Did you install it yourself?

"Yes, I installed it as part of a design/build project. It is very easy to work with and very straightforward."

Any future projects in the works for tin?

"We’re thinking about using it for a renovation in a tiny Italian hill town. Historically it would be completely out of place, but the material itself may be the right look."