{friday finds: get your zig zag on}

Osborne & Little

House Beautiful May 2009

Have you noticed the presence of chevron and herringbone designs in home decor and fashion? Rugs, flooring, fabric, wallcovering, handbags; that zig zag is all over. It knows no boundaries, mixing it up with every style.

Things That Inspire

The difference between chevron and herringbone? From Things That Inspire …a chevron style floor, where the planks are set on the diagonal, and meet in a center line. On the right, the herringbone pattern, where the planks are also set on a diagonal, but interlace.

Things That Inspire and Door Sixteen have some gorgeous chevron and herringbone floors. ┬áThe wide plank chevron, ooh-la-la. I don’t think I have ever seen a herringbone or chevron hardwood floor in Minnesota. Are they out there?

Lonny April-May Rubie Green fabric

Thibaut Herringbone Weave

Detail of Herringbone Weave wallcovering

Mary McDonald


This floor is stained to create a chevron pattern - Coastal Living

Mother of pearl wallcovering from Maya Romanoff - Hirshfield's Design Resource

Arren Williams

Lonny magazine April/May

Benjamin Moore

Ralph Lauren fabric - Hirshfield's Design Resource

I’m not quite finished with chevron and herringbone. I have some good looking DIY projects that might pique your interest, which I will share in another post.

Do you have any herringbone or chevron in your home? Share a photo as we would love to see how you are using this pattern.

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