Thursday, July 26, 2012

Off the Wall Design: Herringbone

It's no secret I love a good herringbone pattern. But it's ubiquitous use- mostly in textiles- has me searching for some fresh and more classic ways to incorporate this design into our home. We are laying out plans for a new backyard project that will make new use of this beloved pattern and in doing research for that project, I happened to stumble across another amazing way herringbone is zig zagging it's way into design.

Behold. Wood tiles laid out in a herringbone pattern.

Queen Astrid Park House, Singapore by Aamer Architects Via
Architect Alison Brooks Via
Stylist Susanna Vento
Showroom: Decorative Materials, Denver
D'Espresso Bar, NY Via
This last one is a triple threat. It's got herringbone walls in wood tiles, that fantastic floor with pink accents and the front of the bar also uses mirrored tiles for a third herringbone effect. 
The result: happy herringbone heaven. 

 MIM Design for Tabcorp


1 comment

elissa said...

I love love love herringbone! Have plants to change out the current dark drab square backsplash for white subway tile in a herringbone pattern. I'm hopeful it will bring some dimension, texture, and modernity to a more traditional kitchen finish. Can't wait to see what you do with it at Holtwood!

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