Wednesday, July 16, 2014

16 Chevron and Herringbone Wood Floors to Inspire

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 But while the later seems utterly outdated, herringbone and chevron parquet seem at once classic and modern.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

via Interiorator

via beachbungalow8

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.


  1. love the look of the wood in pic #1. Hope you're having a great summer!
    Jessica Sutton Graphic Design (JSGD) did my blog header/makeover!

  2. I love chevron but I have never seen it used on floors. I think my favorite is the third photo down. I like the darker wood and the way it looks so smooth and blended.

  3. I love the look of these floors. The rooms themselves are also a great source of inspiration. I think the space with the dining room and bright orange chairs is so neat.

  4. I know - the furniture is just as enviable as the floors!

  5. Its very good post