Subway tiles are everywhere these days—not that I'm complaining. The simple white style is helpful in myriad applications. But why not mix it up in an unexpected pattern?
Aged wood in different tones creates stripes within the herringbone pattern here.
There's something Old World about herringbone; it's an easy way to imbue a bit of stateliness to a project.
Here too. The variance in patinas of the brick makes the fireplace a focal point, even without a blaze going inside.
Classic touches like herringbone, marble, and slipper chairs plus eclectic finds (convex mirror and leopard-print pillows, anyone?) equals one swanky room.
With handmade tiles, a pattern like this showcases the uniqueness of each individual ceramic piece.
It makes for a subtle textural element in this neutral-hued bathroom.