HERRINGBONE BRUSHSTROKE CARPET TILE

1. Iris | Matrix | Bright Vintage
2. Iris | Ecocrete | Aqua
3. Stonepeak | Aura | Moss
4. Milliken | Color Field | Chelsea Grey
5. Concrete with brass bands (Courtesy of Martin Boyce)

It all started with our Milliken carpet rep swinging by to drop off new books and a product catalog. While flipping through the catalog, I landed on this page. Page 29. It was love at first sight.,, We have a particular project that I knew NEEDED this carpet tile, so I immediately got to work to incorporate it. How great is that brushstroke effect?! The samples definitely live up to the photos too which doesn't always happen as expected. There are so many colors to choose from and so varied. And then lay it in a herringbone... heart-stopping! I have to admit, I'm a herringbone addict. I often find a place in many projects to either go bold with it or just sneak a little h.b. in, but I love how it makes a statement with this particular tile.

I've paired it with a few of my favorite coordinating products including concrete-look tile, glossy deep gold accent tiles, and bright white textured finish tile. All swoon-worthy.


CLASSY TRENDS - THE BLACK WINDOW

Photo Credit: Carter Ray
Pardon me, while I'm a bit dramatic for a second.
I'm pretty sure it was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on these windows.
The contrast with the white walls and cabinetry almost makes up for any real need of decor, they boost the clean line appearance for the room, and do I even need to mention that they give off a "home-on-a-vineyard" vibe? 
I'm a huge fan of subtle classy trends.   The look will last longer by and will keep from having to be constantly updated year to year. Using too many trendy ideas can date your home each year.
This isn't necessarily an easy look to pull off if you're wanting this specific look, especially for a simple remodel without reinstallation of windows, but if you're designing a house or building for new construction, and love statement windows and lots of gorgeous sunlight, I say go for it! They're versatile with many color schemes, great for balancing wood floors and white walls, and an easy focal point. 
It's a classy look in my book! What do you think?