Friday, March 13, 2009

Patterns in Hex

You know, there are about 1,000 variations you can make with hexagon tile. Patterns and shapes I didn't even think existed.

With that thought, and the newly picked tile already dancing happily in my head ... I went out searching for tile inspiration for the new bathroom floor.

I really like the way they used the tile here to form a faux bath mat, or rug in the bathroom. Those colors are great too! I think that this is certainly achievable with the tile I bought, but I'm not so sure I like it. Enter the example:

Here we have the tile in black diamonds just in front of what will be the new shower area. It's hard to imagine it here - but I was hoping for something that would surround the entire room. Something more like this:

Now this makes me itch to put the tile in my kitchen too! Perhaps when we're all done with the bathroom I can twist Scott's arm. The example:

Now, I didn't include the little flourishes that are in the magnificent inspiration photo above, but I do like this look - it wraps around the entire room, and gives that custom look, don't you think?

Here we have a pattern in the center of the room, with a loose pattern around the edges, it's nice - but not me.

Here they have a pattern that I could live with ... still a loose pattern, but beautiful.

And then we have this banding with center display. This time it's a tight border, which made me thought perhaps I need a wider band of the black? Example:

Perhaps that's too much? I'd have to see it all layed out a little larger in the space. But the best treat of all, and the reason I saved it til the very end of this post, is this photo - which shows the exact same tile that we chose from daltile.

This is such a great visual for what mine will look like once it's down and in the space. So enter the example:

Of course your thoughts and suggestions are always appreciated. Let me know what you think!