Each month I feature a design tip or style we, in the design world, are seeing pop up everywhere. After noticing the Herringbone pattern all over - I can't ignore it.
Herringbone has a strong resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring, i.e. where this directional pattern gets its name. The herringbone pattern can add dimension to any room. It's an arrangement of rectangles usually set on an angle for a more dramatic visual effect.
It's a classic style, but yet adds the modern, geometric element to a space. We see herringbone in backsplash layouts, bathroom tiles, and also changing the standard pallet wall look. Herringbone is also very popular in hardwood floor construction, especially in the foyer for a more visual effect.
If you have a tile backsplash, wood floor (especially a foyer), or a pallet wall project coming up, use the Herringbone Pattern. You won't be sorry.
By Julie Rankin
September 28, 2018