Hit or Miss: Patterned Tile

I’m starting a new series* on here called Hit or Miss, which will showcase design trends thatin my opinioneither go gorgeously right or horribly wrong. However, in order to maintain the clean and pristine aesthetic of my blog, I will only be showing images of the former category. But I’ll perhaps indulge you with a hyperlink of two of the latter. 

*by series, I most likely mean this single post


To kick it off, I’m going to start with patterned tiles. Now I love the look of a well-done patterned floor, but I’m also loving the other innovative ways in which people are using patterned tile. It can make a kitchen look delightfully charming when used as a backsplash or create a bold statement in an otherwise minimally decorated space. The key is selecting an inoffensive pattern that you won’t easily get sick of looking at. 


While patterned tile can be a rather hefty commitment, the payoff can be oh-so rewarding. And unless you’re craving some sort of M.C. Escher mind-fuck every time you walk into your home, here’s what I'd recommend NOT doing.

Image one via Desire to Inspire // two via Lowe Home // three via New York Times // four via Home DSGN // five via Houzz //six Amber Interiors // seven via Remodelista