Monday, August 26, 2013

Herringbone...will you marry me?

Have you noticed that the herringbone pattern is everywhere? It's never really gone out of style. It's classic, yet contemporary.  We needed to have our kitchen backsplash replaced and I knew the herringbone pattern would definitely be going up on those walls. Here are a few ways to use the pattern that are totally swoon worthy...

Aren't these floors pretty?                                           Herringbone on it's side...

 Love this floor inlay...

 My friend Martha inspired me to switch up the standard subway tile brick pattern for herringbone.  She did her kitchen backsplash with white subway tiles and black grout. It looks totally fab and I thought for sure I would have our tiler do white subway tiles and grey grout.  However, you know me and my love for white. At the last minute, I decided to do white grout instead of the grey. Call me boring but I felt like the grey would over power the tiny space as well as take over from the counter tops. Plus, I just love the pure white look. So, here it is. It's subtle, classy, fresh.fabulous.sophisticated and we love it. I'm sorry for the boring photos. Since I've been summer lovin' it up at the cottage I haven't been stylin' the kitchen.  Don't worry, Fall is around the corner and I'll be happy to get back in the house to make it pretty.

This is what it looked like before...subway tile, classic brick pattern.

We would have kept it but remember when we had the quartz counter top installed? There was a gap...grr.

Going up...just needs a little grout...
 Some space with tiling spacers, our tiler does it with toothpicks.  Great idea!


If you need a tiler, we have a fantastic one that we'll share ;)  Why not spruce up your backsplash in the kitchen or re-tile around your shower or bathroom floor in the ever so classic herringbone pattern.  You know you want to!

Keep it Beautiful.

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1 comment:

  1. Alicia, I live your new backsplash! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link for today's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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