Away went the paper. On the walls, the Lakes went with a finish that resembles aged stucco. For the kitchen's backsplash, tumbled marble and decorative glass tiles provide a sense of bygone craftsmanship. The couple also replaced the old flooring with porcelain, cut jagged to resemble travertine, which is easier to keep clean and doesn't have to be sealed. Diamond-shaped granite cutouts were mixed in to make a subtle pattern.