1.24.2013

tile files: hex aka honeycomb aka perfection

The other day I was going through my bathrooms folder on Pinterest when it hit me that a ridiculously high number of my recent pins are rocking hex tiles. Inordinately high actually. It kind of looks like I'm obsessing and I didn't even know I was doing it.

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But really, when it comes right down to it, I kind of am obsessed. Because hex tiles (or honeycomb tiles, poh-tato, paw-tato) are both insanely classic - meaning they'll never go out of style - and insanely versatile - - meaning they can still make a big statement. That's a rare combo, and one that's put them pretty much at the top of my "will def use in a future reno" list, along with subway tiles from floor to mother f-in' ceiling.

The pattern possibilities for hex tiles are borderline endless . . . hell, you could even put your initials right into the floor! If you didn't care about resale that is. Add in size, colour and material options, and all you need to create some serious amazingness is a little imagination and whole lotta' grout.

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Hex tiles aren't just for bathrooms, either. I also think they can look pretty bangin' in kitchens:

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And even better in entries (especially with red doors):

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Remember the whole "write your initials in it" thing? Well this is pretty damn close . . .

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Except for someone who does care about resale.

If you didn't love hex before, I hope this avalanche of images has helped change that. If you just didn't really notice it before, then do a little experiment for me, would you? Take a look through your inspiration folder - bet you anything you've got a couple pics in there featuring these lovelies. Just hanging around. Classin' up the joint.

Found a few? I thought so :)

Now let's all join together and pray that someday, we'll see oh-so-many-more bathrooms using these classic beauties, and oh-so-much-less 12 by 12 beige travertine . . .

Amen.

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13 comments :

  1. I work part time in the flooring department of a big box store and I'm always trying to push hex tiles on customers like a crazy person.

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    1. Yay! We need smart cookies like you steering people in the right direction!

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  2. I love these tiles too! Our rental house bathroom has them and I just adore them. Also, you would have loved jennie + zach's old bathroom as it had BOTH hex tiles and subway ones on the walls, just the way you like it. Great post!

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    1. True to form, the first thing I noticed while reading your most recent post about makeup was the jealousy inducing tile. I love it so. Can't WAIT to see it in person ;)

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  3. Lots of these are in my pinterest boards too - love hex tiles!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

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  4. Hex tiles really are gorgeous!!!! I would love to have some in my own home one day!

    Happy Thursday.

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  5. New follower here! I just found your blog via pinterest and love it! We just installed those same hex marble tiles in our master bath! And I agree -- totally a timeless and classic look!

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  6. This blog is a treasure. WHY are there not more posts?! Thanks to you, I'm not going to sleep until I get a kilim rug and some green lacquer (oh yeah, I've been waaay back).

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    1. Oh my lord SGM, you just completely made my night! What a ridiculously sweet comment . . . 1000 karma points to you, care o' me xoxoxo

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