Interiors: 22 Rooms With Herringbone Floors

I was a tiny bit obsessed with flooring options for a while, back when I was contemplating an affordable means of replacing the white wall-to-wall carpet in our Florida condo. I gathered all sorts of photos and resources, including all these images of rooms with herringbone floors, which I’d finally like to share.

I ultimately chose cork flooring, which I really love. (Here’s a finished photo plus 24 rooms with cork flooring.) It’s so hard to figure out where to go if you don’t have a personal recommendation. If only there was a mobile showroom like this one by (StyleCarrot partner) Conklin Bros. in San Francisco. Who doesn’t love a rolling restaurant or boutique after all.

Herringbone floors connote a distinctly Parisian style. You know the look—tall skinny windows with a view of the Eiffel Tower, sky-high ceilings trimmed in fanciful (but not overly prominent) molding, glossy black doors, gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers paired with modern furnishings. Ok enough. Let’s look at these spaces with herringbone floors, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms.


Pale Wood Herringbone Floor In Home of Ferm Living Founder Trine Anderson

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt
Ferm Living founder Trine Anderson’s loft has an expansive entry hall with oak herringbone floors and modern furnishings. I adore that wood and leather cot under the abstract painting, plus that little Ferm Living geometric rug in unexpected pastel hues.

Herringbone Floor In Entry of A Townhouse

Photo by Francesco Lagnese for New York Magazine
Noho loft designed by Jenny Wolf has what looks to be original herringbone wood floors that match the live edge wood bench in the entry. I love the tall black entry door and black chandelier. That brass sconce is suspended with horsehair.

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Modern Green Chairs In Sunken Living Room With Herringbone Floors

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt
Interior design by Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code
A sunken living room in a villa just outside Copenhagen with a pair of green Ro lounge chairs by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen.

Earthy Artsy Living Room With Herringbone Floors And Modern Furnishings


This living room has an earthy vibe that channels an Upper West Side psychologist’s office, but with more polish thanks to the herringbone flooring. These don’t look particularly old; there are many flooring experts that can help achieve a similar look.

Parisian Style Interior With Herringbone Floors & Crystal Chandelier


Dark and pitted, these herringbone floors look like the real deal. The tall skinny windows tell me this could be Paris, plus there’s that divine crystal chandelier.

Living Room With Pink Wall and Navy Wall


An eclectic mix of furnishings, plus a funky paint job—who would imagine a black wall works with a half pink wall—along with unfinished wood herringbone floors.

Parisian DIning Room With Statement Photographs And Herringbone Flooring

Photo by Brigitta Wolfgang  for  Bo Bedre
A spare dining room with white oak herringbone floors with extra high ceilings and original moldings is made all the more spectacular with the industrial pendant light, modern dining chairs, Ligne Roset sofa, and statement artwork.

Neutral Modern Dining Room With Herringbone Wood Flooring nd Gallery Wall

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt  for RUM Magazine
Another spare dining room with herringbone floors. Interior designer Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code chose mid century modern bentwood chairs around a modern live edge wood dining table. Clear glass pendant lights keep things airy.


Kitchen With Black Cabinetry Wood Flooring In Chevron Pattern

Photo by Christopher Sturman  for  Elle
Brooklyn brownstone of One King’s Lane VP of Merchandising Day Kornbluth
The kitchen has original 19th century wood floors in a herringbone pattern. The square white tile backsplash adds a utilitarian vibe while the black cabinets dress it up.

Paris Kitchen With Pale Wood And Marble

Photo by Olivier Amsellem
Paris apartment by Rodolphe Parente Architecture & Design designed for a young family with a contemporary furniture collection.

White Kitchen With Moroccan Style Tile Backsplash

Pacific Palisades home with interiors designed by Kishani Perera has a classic white kitchen with herringbone floors and a Moroccan style tile backsplash.

Contemporary Kitchen With White Oak Cabinetry And Marble Island

Apartment in Barcelona restyled by Katty Schiebeck has an open kitchen with pale  herringbone floors, sleek white oak cabinetry, a sculptural marble island, and brass accents.

French Home With Grey Kitchen And Open Shelving

Photo by Felix Forest
Apartment in Lyons  with well-worn herringbone flooring. The open kitchen has sleek white cabinetry and a marble island with an adjacent dining table.

Kitchen In Stockholm Apartment With Grey Cabinets & Brass Faucet

The galley kitchen in this Stockholm apartment has herringbone floors, clean lined grey cabinetry with polished brass knobs, and a brass gooseneck faucet.


New York Apartment With Black Wall Mounted Trough Sink

Photo by Francesco Lagnese for  New York Magazine
Jenny Wolf  designed this New York apartment. The herringbone floor in the bathroom looks to be wood rather than tile. I love the black wall mounted double vanity.

Herringbone Floor In Bathroom WIth Black & White Wallpaper

The black and white floral wallpaper stands up well against the herringbone floors with a medium brown stain. The black toilet seat is a nice touch.

Black Powder Room With Gold Accents


This moody powder room with dark grey green walls features a Corian sink that resembles marble. The French styling of the brass fixtures is perfect with the dark herringbone flooring.


Cozy Bedroom With Traditional Styling And Painted Black Flooring

A cozy bedroom with rustic herringbone flooring painted black and a black iron bed.

Parisian Style Bedroom In New York City

Photo by Jason Busch
French furnishings and herringbone floors in a townhouse in London’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Amsterdam Loft Bedroom With A Swing

Photo by C-More
This Amsterdam loft seems like the real deal with its slightly damaged herringbone floors and tall windows plus skylight.

Bedroom With Pale Wood Floor & Green Accents


Pale oak flooring sets the stage for bright green furnishings.

New York City Apartment Dressing Rom With Fireplace

Photo by Willliam Waldron for Elle Decor
Fashion designer Giovanna Randall hired interior designer Fawn Galli to do the interiors of her Greenwich Village apartment. The white oak herringbone floors have a smooth sheen. The dressing room features vintage ’70s sconces by Philippe Lambert flanking an 1820 Austrian gilt mirror above a Louis XVI fireplace. The walls are upholstered in a floral fabric by Abigail Borg.

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Interiors: 20 Bedrooms with Statement Photography

As you likely already know, I love statement photography. We have a couple of great ones in our living room: a portrait of a young African American albino girl from a South American photographer and a black and white by Portland, Maine based photographer by Winky Lewis, that I first picked out for the model apartment I decorated at the Troy Boston.

When I was putting together the post about Emily Henderson’s new book a few weeks ago, I became absolutely smitten with a photo she used in a post on her own blog, illustrating the creation of a gallery wall in collaboration with Etsy and Framebridge.

I am now officially obsessed with Austin-based photographer Suzanne Koett. I love so many of her pieces, and purchased two large scale ones from the same series that I may hang in our bedroom once (if) it is finally renovated. (I will definitely do a full ARTmonday blog post on her too.)

In the meantime, let’s look at 20 bedrooms with statement photography, from airy loft-like rooms with a feminine bent, to bedrooms with pulled together classic decor, to masculine style bedrooms. Each has statement photography that makes a definite impact, setting the tone for the room.

White Bedroom With Statement Photography

Montreal loft designed by Nathalie Bouchard and Annie Horth of Creative Flats
Photo above the bed by Malina Corpadean for FASHION Magazine
Maison & Demeure

Preppy Bedroom With Statement Photography

Interior design by Steven Sclaroff

Masculine Bedroom With Statement Photography

Home in São Paulo
Interior design by Mauricio Arruda

Minimalist Bedroom With Statement Photography

Home in Brussels by interior designer and architect Muriel Bardinet

Colorful Bedroom With Statement Photography And Quilt

AD Espana

Astronaut Space Photography In Moody Bedroom


Bedroom With Landscape Photo By Amber Interiors

Interior design by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors

Serene Blue And Cream Bedroom With Seascape Photo

Interior design by Steven Gambrel

Blue And White Bedroom With Art Photo


Masculine Bedroom With Art Gallery Wall

Interior design by Ryan Korban  •  Lonny

NYC Home of Photographer Douglas Friedman

NYC apartment of photographer Douglas Friedman

Oversize Black & White Photography In Industrial Style Bedroom


Abstract Horse Photo In Bedroom Of Fashion Designer Francisco Costa

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment
T Magazine

Fox Photo Over the Bed in Modern Bedroom

Interior design by Rethink Studio

Black And White Portrait Photo In A Bedroom By Homepolish

Home of interior designer Tali Roth of Homepolish


Aerin Lauder’s Aspen ski house
Interior design by Daniel Romualdez


Interior design by Jean-Louis Didiot


Home in Venice Beach, California
Interior design by Ashe Leandro


Interior design by Consort Design


Artist and interior designer Dina Broadhurst’s Sydney apartment
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Shopping Trip: Room 68 In Provincetown

This weekend we went out to the Cape, where we ate, drank, and slept rather a lot. On a trip to Provincetown (the boys wanted new Swiss Army knives) I stopped into one of my favorite home decor shops in Provincetown, Room 68. (Actually, it is my very favorite Provincetown boutique).

Brent Refsland is the creator of home design shop Room 68, which first opened in Jamaica Plain, Boston, before relocating to 377 Commercial Street in Provincetown on Cape Cod in 2014. Over the last couple of years he has begun curating fresh, contemporary artwork in addition to cutting edge home furnishings.

Here’s a tour of what is in store at Room 68 this month:

Copper Chair By Bend Goods Bent Wood Shelf

I love this copper geo chair from Bend Goods, which would have been perfect in that model apartment I decorated last year at Troy Boston. The curved floating shelf is gorgeous.

Bass Bowl And Resin Salad Servers

This organic brass bowl is an unexpected piece for greens and makes a great contrast to the resin salad servers by San Francisco-based designer Tina Frey.

Bubble Chandelier By Pelle At Room 68

Finish Options For Bubble Chandelier By Pelle

The PELLE Bubble Chandelier made of a cluster of blown glass globes is stunning and comes in a variety of finishes.

Sarcastic Greeting Cards At Room 68

Sarcastic greeting cards for when you don’t really mean it, but have to say something.

Geo Dipped Cutting Boards By Bower

Cutting boards in geometric shapes and bright, dipped colors by Bower. Use the blank side to cut and the colored side to look at.

Helsinki Speaker by Vifa Table By Tina Frey

Helsinki wireless speaker by Fifa produces a crisp, loud sound. Yes, he cranked it up. The pretty blue table is by Tina Frey.

Graphic Provincetown Poster At Room 68

In case you forget where you are. This graphic Provincetown print by Liz Roache comes in various colors and makes a great housewarming gift.

Nylon Pouch By Alaina Marie

These nylon mesh pouches by Alaina Marie are super cute. They are inspired by a lobsterman’s bait bag, created with the same marine grade materials, but in way better colors, obv.

Resin Bowl & Resin Salad Servers By Tina Frey

Resin salad servers and serving bowls by Tina Frey are hand sculpted in San Francisco. The large bowls are great for serving pasta or leafy greens.

Solar Puff Light By Alice Soo Chun

Professor of Design and Material Culture at Parsons in NYC, Alice Min Soo Chun invented this new Solar Puff light that is useful for camping, the patio, or just whatever in the dark. They fold flat and expand into cute little cubes.

Sandpaper Artwork By Brent Refsland

Room 68 owner Brent Refsland, who has traditionally worked in photography, takes on a new material with these cut sandpaper renditions of sandcastles. They look great in a grouping of three or four.

Laser Cut Jewelry By Nervous System

Cambridge-based company Nervous System gets all shiny with this statement laser cut coral necklace. The spiral cuff up in the corner is cool too.

Copper Flasks Made In Brooklyn By Surname Goods

Because everyone needs a flask, especially in summer. (Summerhouse shares, traffic, family, etc.)  These well-worn copper beauties by Surname Goods are made in Brooklyn, natch.

Stoneware By Michele Quan

Wheel thrown stoneware by Michele Quan is beautiful. She makes ancient style bells too.

Porcelain Teapot With Copper Accents

These matte porcelain coffee pots are perfection, thanks to the minimalist silhouette and spare copper details.

Success Failure Text Art By Cody Justus

A typography diptych by artist by Boston-based artist Cody Justus.

Kawa Porcelain Vases By Souda

Kawa vases and vessels designed by Souda are slip-cast in reusable leather molds. The blue color-plate etching on the left is the work of Boston-based artist James Mustin III, who earned his MFA at MassArt.

Copper Mirror By Bower At Room 68

Copper and smoky mirror behind the desk at Room 68.


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Just In: The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Summer is here. For real. Did you forget to buy a cute crop of shorts and fresh tees? Sandals? Pretty dresses are important too. Now’s the time. Here are the best Memorial Day weekend sales, happening right now.

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50% off full price purchase; extra 40% off sale styles.
Code: Summer50

Banana Republic
40% off your purchase.
Code: BRTAKE40

Extra 30% off sitewide; 40% off clothing; 30% off shoes & accessories.

Club Monaco
Extra 30% off sale items.
Code: Warmer

30% off select styles and all sale items.
Code: SUMMER30

Free People
Additional 25% off sale items.

35% off everything.

30% off

Additional 20% off sale items.
Code: MD2016

L.K. Bennett
Extra 30% off sale items

60% off summer favorites & all sale styles; 40% off new arrivals.

Lord & Taylor
20% off up to $199; 25% off over $200; 10% off fragrances.

Up to 40% off; extra 20% off sale items.

Up to 40% offhalf-yearly sale/

Old Navy
Extra 50% off all tees, tank, swim, and shorts.

Rag & Bone
50% off select spring styles.

Rebecca Taylor
Extra 25% off sale items.
Code: EXTRA25



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ARTmonday: 8 Motel Room Murders By Airco Caravan

I love the retro air of these small oils on canvas by Dutch artist Airco Caravan. Little did I realize there are sinister stories behind these motel room paintings, which are part of her “Crime Scene” series.

Airco Caravan told Yen Magazine that the motel room paintings series began when she noticed how casually murder is reported on the news. “Horrible things like this are in my head all the time. . .,” she says. “It freaks me out that people are so happy to kill each other. I don’t understand it.”

Caravan, who is based in Amsterdam,  extensively researches the back stories using online newspaper archives. She usually worked from photographs, devising her own colour palette for her paintings of the motel rooms. As a child growing up in Europe she was fascinated by this type of comfortable room that symbolized the American dream.

She says, “After a crime has been committed the room is still there. It just looks like an ordinary motel room. But what does it do to your view when you know what happened there?”

In another of Airco Caravan’s series, “100 Murders,” she photographs footpaths in New York where people have been murdered. “Other people just walk all over it, having fun, being a tourist, whatever,” she says. “But somebody actually died there.”

I think I’ll stick to the Ritz.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Possession of a Deadly Weapon, 2012

Authorities were called to the Delaware Riverview Motel, after an employee discovered the victim. Homicide detectives arrested a woman after finding some of her personal items in the motel room where the victim was found. She has been charged with 1st degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and possession of
a deadly weapon by a person prohibited.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Motel Slaying, 2012

King County prosecutors have filed murder charges against three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old girl in connection in the slaying of  a 47-year-old man. The sheriff’s office says witnesses saw the victim  drive up and enter a room of SeaTac Motel. Within a few minutes they  heard an argument and then a gun shot. The victim stumbled out of the room and collapsed. He died at the scene.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Lifeless Bodies of Two Children, 2012

Broke and jobless a woman killed her young sons in an Orangeburg motel, then strapped their lifeless bodies into their car seats before rolling the vehicle into a South Carolina river, authorities said. She drove to a motel with the 2-year-old and 18-month-old boys. Late that night, in a corner room tucked at the back of the rundown, one-story motel
complex, she suffocated the boys with her hands.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Suicide By Gun, 2012

Wichita Police now say the shooting at the Stratford House Motel was  a suicide. Police were called to the motel Friday night and found a 23-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her head. According to Sedgwick County 911 dispatchers, the young woman was found dead at the Stratford House Motel in the 5500 block of West Kellogg, near I-235 and Kellogg.
Police are interviewing witnesses and continuing to investigate.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Hotel Homicide, 2011

A man will face a second-degree murder charge after a stabbing at the  Motel 6 in Brandon. Police were called to the Trans-Canada Highway hotel around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, where they found the body of a 63-year-old man in one of the third-floor rooms, with injuries to his upper body. There is speculation from hotel staff and patrons that the
victim was killed by his own 26-year-old son.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Fractured Skull, 2013

A man beat a handcuffed guest to death inside an Elkton motel, Room 418. Court records list a fractured skull as one of the many injuries that he suffered during a “mutual combat fight” that, at some point, turned into an alleged deadly assault. According to court records, the man continuously beat the victim in the head with the leg of a chair that had been broken during their fight.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

Overdose, 2013

Two people were found dead in an Athens motel after what a sheriff’s investigator suspects was a ‘pill party’. A man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s were found dead at the Starlight Motel after investigators responded to a call from another hotel guest. A ‘pill party’ involves mixed prescription medications passed around in a bowl. Investigators are waiting for lab results to determine the contents of the pills.

Motel Room Murder Scene Paintings By Airco Caravan

14 Stab Wounds, 2013

The prime suspect in the brutal slaying murder of a 38-old municipal employee was arrested on Saturday. The victim, who succumbed to 14 stab wounds in different parts of the body, was a former live-in partner of the suspect. She checked-in alone at Room 45 of the Mariposa Lodge III motel. 30 minutes later, a man also checked-in. As he left, the employees
found the woman dead, lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.

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