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January 15, 2016
Mesmerizing v-patterns transform these brick, tile, and wood floors into points of interest.
modern netherlands 13 noordeinde schoolhouse parquet herringbone floors stove

With the help of architects X+L Studio, Nynke Meeuwissen and Mark Aink rehabilitated an old school outside of Amsterdam into a comfortable roost for their family of five. The former gym—with original herringbone parquet floors—is now the living room, furnished with Minotti sofas, a Danskina rug, and a Gyrofocus wood-burning stove.

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Originally appeared in A Soaring Schoolhouse in the Netherlands is Reborn
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London Terraced Home Living Room

The living room at this London home has a herringbone-patterned brick floor that is partially covered by a carpet purchased in Istanbul. A sofa and Muuto sideboard anchor opposite sides of the space.

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Originally appeared in Cleverly Stacked Floors Form a Roomy House On a Tight Lot
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Reclaimed oak and mahogany stair in Brooklyn renovation by Elizabeth Roberts.

Reclaimed oak with a custom finish by LV Wood surrounds a staircase in a herringbone pattern at this renovated Brooklyn house. The new stairs are painted off black by Farrow & Ball, and the handrail that lines them is of salvaged mahogany.

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Originally appeared in A Light-Filled Brooklyn Townhouse Features A Large Indoor-Outdoor Space for Entertaining
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Elongated wood bench and bubble pendant lamps

A built-in bench by the window is a cozy perch at this English live/work home. The herringbone flooring is engineered oak.

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Andrew Meredith 2007
Originally appeared in An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
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oak boards in tiny tokyo home

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Tokyo designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio. Here, oak boards are hammered one-by-one into a honey-colored herringbone pattern.

Originally appeared in Compact Wooden Home in Japan
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Modern dining room with wooden herringbone patterned ceiling

This New Zealand home's ceiling features a striking herringbone pattern, which is echoed by the terra-cotta tiles on the floor.

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Originally appeared in Inside Addition
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modern netherlands 13 noordeinde schoolhouse parquet herringbone floors stove

With the help of architects X+L Studio, Nynke Meeuwissen and Mark Aink rehabilitated an old school outside of Amsterdam into a comfortable roost for their family of five. The former gym—with original herringbone parquet floors—is now the living room, furnished with Minotti sofas, a Danskina rug, and a Gyrofocus wood-burning stove.

Photo by Kasia Gatkowska.

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