Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was good, I enjoyed a day out at Grand Banks and a few walks through Central Park to soak up this gorgeous Manhattan weather. I've also been binge watching Silicon Valley and the Olympic trials, and I cannot wait to see the 5 female gymnasts perform in Rio- is anyone else so excited for that? I wanted to start the week off by discussing one of my favorite tile treatments for floors- hexagon tiles:
While typically tile is reserved for the bathroom and kitchen as well as other "wet" areas like the laundry room, we are seeing it in living room and bedrooms too lately- especially in hotels! I love the soft blues in this bathroom floor tile, designed by Amy Berry:
Designer Lauren Soloff worked with homeowner Leanne Citrone to turn this LA abode in to a light-filled retreat. The curtain panels added are a nice touch and not something you see too often in a bath for practical reasons, but I assume the fabric they chose is an indoor/outdoor to avoid being damaged by water. Even though the floor tiles are a standard marble material, the hexagon design adds visual interest and feels more special than regular square tiles:
Naomi Watts hired design firm Ashe + Leandro to design her family's NYC apartment, and matte black cement tiles were chosen for the guest bathroom flooring. The finish feels soft and inviting and offsets the white tile of the walls and the ceiling color:
Studio Muir always finds the most unique tiles for the bathrooms, hallways and kitchens they design. A mix of brass, black accents and marble is perfection in this bath, and the polished tile creates an added element of beauty.
This galley kitchen/butler's pantry has long been a personal favorite of mine. The gray-toned tiles mixed together feel like a special rug and help to tie in the various hues in the space.
Another example of various-toned tiles mixed together is spotted in this bathroom design by Susie Novak using Cle Tile's honeycomb hex medley. I love the pretty warm tones!
So what do you think? Hexagon tiles- love 'em or leave 'em?
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