Decorating Secrets Previously there was a mix of appliances and finishes in the kitchen. The first step was to re- move the microwave/vent combo over the cook top. Double ovens were replaced with a micro/convection oven that does double duty as a microwave and oven, and a stainless wall hood was then added over the cook top. This allowed space for a gray glass subway tile backsplash, installed in a herringbone pattern, to run from counter to ceiling, adding interest and contrast to the area. This pattern was car- ried over into the gray porcelain tile flooring for a cohesive look. The room was finished with stylish accessories and lighting fixtures; a kitchen transformed from builder grade to designer custom. ◆ Melissa Roche Amos is a Las Vegas-based interior de- signer and owner of Parlor 430. With an eye for de- signing homes with that “I-want-to-live-here” look, she is passionate about design and DIY rebuilds. She recently won the HGTV reality show Brother vs. Brother. You can reach Melissa at 702-758-4303.