Herringbone Strikes Back!
OK, so I have already discussed the beauty of Chevron tile. I already told you all about the glamour it brings to a room and its timelessness.
However, I noticed two things within the last week:
1) The single most popular search term people are using to find my blog (thank you!) is “herringbone tile”.
Another interesting one on the list: “crazed subway tile”. I’m not sure what type of subway tile this is, but I sure would like to find out…Schizophrenic subway tile? Subway tile that is armed and dangerous? Subway tile a la Ted Bundy? But I digress…
2) While perusing several of my favorite design blogs, and my latest edition of Elle Decor, I couldn’t help but notice this print on literally everything from napkins, to garbage cans, to wallpaper.
So, in short, I felt another post was justified since it’s clearly as popular amongst all of you as it is amongst my inspiration sources.
And without further ado: four wildly different ways to incorporate herringbone and chevron patterend tiles in your home.
I can’t choose a favorite, but I’m really loving the multi-hued herringbone pattern in the last photograph. For a small bathroom with a neutral color palette, talk about making a big statement! I would rock that. But I really feel these photos show the flexibility of incorporating this pattern. Depending on color, size, and material, it can feel traditional, rustic, glamorous, or edgy (respectively). Not a lot of patterns have this versatility.
And if you are still not sure you can commit to a pattern with a more permanent material, like tile, here are some other fun and much easier ways to bring this pattern into your home:
Design Sponge also recently showed a before & after series where someone chose to create a monochromatic herringbone pattern on her wall by strategically using painters tape…check it out; it’s such a beautiful (and inexpensive) idea!
And if you’re curious about how you can incorporate this pattern into your home, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation!