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!


  1. I absolutely love it when a room is bordered by contrasting tile! Same goes for inlaid wood. Beautiful!

    Justine :o )

  2. I love what you're thinking. I think that you ought to keep it simple and classic. That's your style, Artie. :-)

    I can't wait to see the finished product...


    Sheila :-)

  3. It will be perfect. You put so much thought into your projects that it has to be. :)

  4. I agree the last one is the best and I love the example of your layout...I know it will be perfect when you are finished!

  5. ... as is usually the case, you have chosen a design that is uniquely you (and Scott.)

  6. Oh I can't wait to see what you end up with -- I just love how your mind works! Playing with this will be too much fun!
    I think simple is the way to go, but then again, it's not my house! It will be gorgeous, whatever you decide to do, as it always is!
    btw, that kitchen sure is dreamy.
    xo Isa

  7. Artie, I love your tile choice, I think that you should keep it simple - just a simple border. That way you can dress it up or down as you see fit in the future, you won't be locking yourself in to a color or a look. ~ Robyn

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