One of the hardest things about updating our home has been identifing and resisting the super trendy. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think trends are always to be avoided. A trendy throw pillow or lamp can be added and then just as easily (and affordably) swapped out when you change your mind. But when you are talking permanent and expensive, the hyper-trendy is probably not a great investment. Something that has taken me a long time to admit to myself is that I am an absolute sucker for a design trend. When I fall for something, I fall hard, but as soon as I stop liking it, I absolutely hate it.
In 2012(ish) I wanted Industrial EVERYTHING. I had all the exposed Edison bulbs and even the oversized coffee table with the wrought iron wheels. Then one day I woke up and hated everything about my apartment. Now, as a homeowner, I recognize the importance of resisting the hyper-trendy when it comes to permanent updates. When you are attaching something to your home, it shouldn’t be something you will hate in a couple of years or that will look dated by the time you go to sell your home.
My recent obsession is the hexagon tile craze that I am seeing plastered over every design magazine and flooding my Pinterest feed. I am absolutely mad about hexagons! But, I have had a few people caution me that this is a fleeting trend that I should resist during our kitchen and bathroom renovations (more on that later). I am still not convinced that the resurgence of this 1920’s interior style isn’t a timeless classic that is simply enjoying some time in the spotlight. Here are a few of my favorite hexagon tile looks that are giving me all the heart eyes and that I desperately want to incorporate into our home.
I love that this bold hexagon wall isn’t confined to the shower space. This bathroom is also incorporating another design trend that has been making all the headlines, matte black.
I think there is something a bit more classic about these smaller marble hexagon tiles. They are so soft and subtle.
This image has many of the bathroom trends I am currently obsessed with. Black hex floors, brass light fixtures, natural wood and Turkish towels. Just so many things to love!
There is something pretty timeless about black, white and chrome in a bathroom. Absolutely loving this bright, Scandinavian bathroom by the talented design team Emilie Bédard and Maria Rosa Di Ioia.
So what do you think? Hyper-trendy that will fizzle out in a couple of years? Or classic style, making a comeback and here to stay for a while?