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GLASSplash back painted glass

"Our mission is to transform home and business environments through the actualization of custom, art-inspired architectural glass products."

~ John Patterson and Jeff Valdez

GLASSplash incorporates original art into panels of tempered glass, to provide stunningly unique additions to a kitchen and bath backsplash, along with offices and other environments.

History of GLASSplash. The concept of an art-inspired expression on a functional surface was the brainchild of the folks at Inspired Living Design. Originally headquartered in Los Angeles, this well-know interior design firm had for years been working with artistically driven clients, along with celebrities and local art patrons. The idea of GLASSplash developed during the design phase of a new kitchen and creative studio for a renowned Los Angeles artist. The challenge had been to create a unique "canvas" for the owner's creative expression in one of the most trafficked rooms in the home, the kitchen. It quickly dawned on the creative team at Inspired Living Design that the kitchen backsplash could be the perfect vehicle. They encouraged the owner to create something that would inspire him as he prepared meals, while at the same time be a source of conversation. Using tempered glass and cutting-edge printing techniques, along with custom lighting and mounting, the design team created their first art-inspired architectural glass kitchen backsplash, and GLASSplash was born.

What We Do. GLASSplash merges the creative expression of high art with the most advanced ceramic inkjet printing solutions to create one-of-a-kind, art-on-glass backsplash installations. Collaboration is key, so whether you utilize a pattern from one of our artisans or you develop your own special design, GLASSplash will work with you every step of the way. But the backsplash isn't the only medium GLASSplash utilizes. Fountains, doors, shower surrounds, even walls can be an innovative GLASSplash canvas.

The Inspiration Process 

GLASSplash prides itself in understanding its client's aesthetic goals. We believe the client inherently knows what they want, but can't necessarily articulate it, so we strive to make our communication simple, direct and efficient.





Collaboration is key to any successful partnership, that's why listening to the client is so important at the start of any GLASSplash project. We want to hear your thoughts and intensions.

Design is important, but it has to be design with intent, purpose, and most importantly, inspiration. Without inspiration, all we'll be creating is something ordinary.

Development is where our years of experience, coupled with a keen knowledge of the latest fabrication techniques, bring GLASSplash solutions to life.


GLASSplash back painted glass

John Patterson brings over 40 years of design experience with companies like Muriel Glass Interiors where he rose to partner, and the Italian Jewelry Guild where he was VP of Global Marketing. But it was his passion for interior design and client collaboration that led him to open Inspired Living Design.


Jeff Valdez is a New Mexico native, and his 35 years of experience as a commercial photographer brings a unique eye for composition and detail to each GLASSplash project. Thinking outside the box, Jeff lends a distinctive point-of-view to each new project and helps clients fulfill their aesthetic vision.


The success of GLASSplash is our ability to achieving complete customer satisfaction based on excellent communication and organizational skills. While good design is always paramount, the management of the installation is where clients experience their greatest challenges, that's why we focus much of our attention during this phase. The key to our success is rooted in building lasting, quality client relationships.

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The history of art-on-glass in the Southwest. 

GLASSplash's art-on-glass concept might be new, but for one of its founders its roots go back decades.

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