In the kitchen of a home by architect Michael O’Sullivan in Auckland, New Zealand, the showstopping ceiling’s herringbone pattern is echoed by the terra-cotta tiles on the floor. Photo by Emily Andrews.
A distinctive herringbone wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio. The interior surface is covered with oak boards hammered one-by-one into a honey-colored herringbone pattern.
Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. In the living room, against a herringbone brick floor, a leather chair by Maarten Van Severen joins a lamp by his son, Hannes Van Severen, of design duo Muller Van Severen.Photo by Tim Van de Velde.
A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building. They restored small alcoves to rooms including the office (shown here) and living room and worked carefully with the existing windows. They also hunted down a craftsman, Marc Ablasou, to install oak floors in a herringbone pattern—a touch that subtly complicates Safdie’s aesthetic. Photo by Alexi Hobbs.
In a Neoclassical gallery and home in Belgium, a 1959 teak-framed sofa by Illum Wikkelsø for the Danish furniture company Søren Willadsen sits pretty against a herringbone wood floor. Photo by Chris Tubbs.