Herringbone floors are no longer just the domain of Parisan apartments and old-world homes. Their neat, geometric patterns and warm textures are being used to bring texture and timeless elegance to modern minimalist interiors.
In keeping with contemporary colour palettes, keeping the timber colour pale puts a modern spin on the traditional look and co-ordinates with modern palettes of ash furniture, greys, blues, blacks and whites. A Herringbone style floor is also incredibly forgiving in family environments and adds a natural, artisan element to otherwise modern interiors that use hard edged materials such as concrete and marble.
The Kettle Black cafe, Richmond Melbourne.
Likewise, timber panelled walls are bringing depth and pattern to walls that may otherwise have lacked character and charm.
Combine with the latest soft green and teal-grey paint colours (think Porters 1/2 strength Lead and Bachiotto Grey, Dulux Gamelan or Murobond Garden Bench) and you have the basis for a beautiful interior scheme. Speak to Mafi Floors for advice on Herringbone and other timber floors.
The Woolwich Pier Hotel
The Hotel Centennial, Woollahra