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7 Herringbone Design Ideas | North Carolina Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

7 Herringbone Design Ideas

With more home buyers asking for custom ideas for their new homes, we've compiled our seven favorite ways to integrate a herringbone pattern.

What is a herringbone pattern?  A herringbone design is composed of rectangles, arranged to resemble the skeleton of a fish, such as a herring.

Typically, you will find a herringbone design laid in brick and tile. Get ideas for your kitchen back splash, master bath tile, fireplace surround, and exterior brick design, with these herringbone pattern examples.

Herringbone Design Idea #1: Brick Siding

A brick herringbone pattern draws the eye upwards, along this two story front entrance. An exterior pattern like this works best when crafted as a subtle detail.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Brick Patterns

Also in this custom home design photo: the shape of the mounted lantern light mirrors the shape of the keystone accents above the front door and arched windows. And a custom colored concrete spans the driveway and entrance landing. 

Herringbone Design Idea #2: Tile Back Splash

Placed inside a dark brown brick pattern, a light tan tile herringbone inlay rests above this gas range. This is a kitchen design that will stand the test of time, with the classic elegance of a herringbone design and the modern must-have of an extra large cooking station.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

The granite counter tops pull this kitchen design together, drawing in a range of tones from dark browns to light tans.

Herringbone Design Idea #3: Full Wall Range Accent

White tile in a brick pattern is one of the most requested features in a contemporary custom home kitchen.

This kitchen spices things up, by adding a white brick herringbone pattern from the cooktop to the ceiling.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #4: Subtle Kitchen Tile

If you love kitchens with a more traditional feel, consider going subtle with a small, inlay herringbone design.

This custom pattern uses the same tile as the surrounding back splash to create a blended feel for a more traditional kitchen.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #5: Master Bath Tile Floor

Don't forget about the master bathroom - the second most popular place to include a herringbone design.

Extra long rectangle tiles create a herringbone design across this master bath floor.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #6: Tile Accent in the Shower

Similar to a kitchen back splash, a small accent area or a single wall in the shower can be the perfect place to integrate a herringbone pattern.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #7: Fireplace Surround

An off-center herringbone pattern adds personality to this screen room fireplace. A single row of wood planks on each side keeps the design simple and handsome.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

 

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

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