Design Details: Herringbone Around the Home
Add interest and class to backsplashes, floors, walkways, and even the fireplace
The dizzying array of decisions that go into a home design project is enough to make anyone throw up their arms. But, maddeningly, it's often those small details that can truly make a space spectacular. Something as subtle as the pattern in your hardwood floor can take a plain Jane room to the next level. If you're dithering about adding interest in a home project, may I suggest a hint of herringbone? The pattern infuses a classy note in any setting.
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.
Take the oft-forgotten fireplace interior and dress it up.
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.
Ideabook updated on Nov. 9, 2012.
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