With items removed, you are able to see the 4" onyx tile inset on the top of the cabinets. (A rectangle of the same onyx mosaic appears at the entrance, set into the travertine flooring.) A scrolled corbel draws the eye between the foyer staircase and the great room. Large format tile with metal liners are installed vertically to provide texture and contrast. Photo: Dan Bawden. Design: Laura Lerond.