|photos via: 1 / 2 / 3|
It's funny how I've fallen so hard for chevron and herringbone parquet floors while the mere mention of parquet tile sends shivers down my spine. But while the later seems utterly outdated, herringbone and chevron parquet seem at once classic and modern. Popular in 16th-century France, these patterned floors are enjoying a renaissance, and here are 16 drool-worthy rooms to prove it.
The difference between chevron and herringbone is a subtle one, but it's worth mentioning. To put it simply, it's all about where the zig meets the zag. Wood planks in a chevron pattern are cut at an angle to form a continuous zigzag, while the planks in a herringbone pattern are left as rectangles and laid perpendicularly to form a staggered zigzag. You kind of have to see it, and Remodelista has a great explainer here.
|Jenna Lyons' bathroom via Domino / photo by Melanie Acevedo|
|Home of Patrick Gilles & Dorothée Boissier in Paris via Yatzer / photos © Sisters Agency, Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer|
|via No Glitter No Glory|
|Parquet Panel by Bois Chamois via Houzz|
|Cheville Parquet via Remodelista|
|Contemporary armchair with footstool by Antonio Citterio via ArchiExpo|
|Kitchen by Paul Davis New York via DecorPad|
|via Chez Nest|
|photo by Richard Powers via Design My Way|
|Kitchen by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri via Cococozy|
So, which do you prefer? Chevron, herringbone? Dark, light, weathered? I'd settle for any of them, but those espresso-stained floors are calling my name.
Finally, don't forget to enter to win a pair of Rockport Seven to 7 T-Bar Tassle sandals! I promise they won't scratch up your pretty wood floors.