Wednesday, April 20, 2016

HIGHLIGHTING HERRINGBONE v2

One of GLG's most popular posts was one titled, "Highlighting Herringbone".  The post was simple, and shared some of my favorite uses of herringbone in the home.  Because herringbone is such a timeless design detail, I really believe it will never go out of style.  When done properly, with the correct material, it will add a classic touch to your home design.

Here are a few more of my favorite inspiration photos:

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I would not recommend this design in a residential setting, however, would be pretty cool in an office environment -
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The trick is to use a classic material that you will love forever - for example, the wood in the picture above.  The wood allows the herringbone pattern to not take over and become too trendy.  My favorite way to use the herringbone is to use an exagerated rectangle shaped tile or wood versus a standard sized tile.  You will see examples of this in almost all of the photos above.  However, the first photo of the tile used in the bathroom shower is an example of a standard sized tile you could buy at Lowes or Home Depot - it will still work;).  

So...where to do this type of pattern in your home...??!  Some of my interior decor fantasizes involve sourcing a skinny 2x10 or longer white tile and do the herringbone pattern in a kitchen floor, and possibly extend into a living space - if it is an open concept design?  I would also use skinny grout lines, and a dark grey or black grout color.  Another fantasy of mine is to use the same concept I just mentioned but use a black/dark grey tile color and lay it in a bathroom floor, using a dark grey/black grout color.  Ahhh...either of these would be amazing!  Honestly, after I saw that last photo above of the wood flooring, I am sort of becoming obsessed with doing that versus the white tile in a kitchen/living room.  I am not a fan of tile in a living room...;).

Have any of you used a herringbone pattern as part of your design decisions in your home?  I would love to see!

ps. today is Week 3 of the ORC!  Be sure to stop back by Thursday for a round up of my favs from Week 3:).  

xx
Shelby

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