Herringbone Floors: Style Begins from the Ground Up

Nov 07, 2018

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A foundation provides the roots of any creative endeavor and can assist or detract from the success of the journey that is being forged.

Where to begin when it comes to interior design is no different than the approach to building an architecturally sound home, a sturdy financial security blanket or a healthy mind and body to do what we wish to do in our lives. 

Herringbone floors (not to be confused with chevron flooring, a mistake I often make – I explain the difference below), and in this Polish home – herringbone parquet flooring that resembles the 1930s originals, have always captured my attention. Part of the reason my eye is drawn to them is the distinct geometrical design, but as well, the subtle chic thoughtfulness to not ignore the floor of a home or interior space.

As interior designer Marta Chrapka masterfully decorated and remodeled a pre-war Warsaw home, with such a beautiful floor, in certain spaces, a rug or even furniture is not needed.

From the foyer, to the living and dining room, to the hallway, office and bedrooms, the chevron shines. Enjoy a tour below, and see the entire home and profile of the process here on Vogue Living

~Chevron is slightly different than herringbone. Chevron, while it is seen in flooring, but more often in clothing, is a zigzag pattern that comes to a sharp point – visualize the shape of a V repeated; herringbone ends, while in a zigzag pattern, are not pointed at the end and instead are rectangles.

~View more DECOR INSPIRATION posts in TSLL’s Archives

2 thoughts on “Herringbone Floors: Style Begins from the Ground Up

  1. So nice to see rooms not dressed in gray !
    These rooms exude warmth and comfort and color !
    Beautiful , beautiful !

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