When I think herringbone I certainly don’t think of the
bone structure of a herring fish (where the name
originates). I imagine beautiful textiles and stunning
interior design concepts! I confess I am an art history
nerd, and being such I wanted to shed some light on this
classic design.

History: Did you know that the herringbone pattern dates
back to the Roman empire? We are talking roughly 500
B.C.! The Romans were a rather ingenious bunch and they
invented this interlocking pattern of criss-crossing
chevrons to absorb the weight of movement on their roads.
The design basically went extinct after “The Fall” until it
experienced a rebirth in the Renaissance. And really, if it’s
good enough for the palace of Versailles, might you want
to consider how to use this design in your modern home?

Classic Modern: These two words have guided several
clients to their style identity. Classic means the design is
founded in history and it will never (NEVER) go out of
style. Modern refers to applying these classic elements
in new and exciting ways. A can’t lose combo if you
wish to update with a sense of timelessness. Take a look
at the various ways herringbone can make your home a
“WOW” today.