Monday, May 26, 2014

Classic Herringbone


Let's chat about

Love this petit bureau/commode/drawers... Helene Schjerbeck via Bo Bedre {eclectic vintage scandinavian living room} by recent settlers, via Flickr

A pattern I have always loved.

Herringbone is a V-shaped woven pattern
usually found in twill fabric. It's similar to a chevron
pattern except there is a break at the reversal 
so it looks like a broken zigzag. The pattern resembles
the skeletal pattern of a herring fish. Herringbone is most
often woven from wool making it very popular 
in men's suits and outerwear.

Ancient remnants of herringbone weaves 
dating back to 600 BC have been found and 
documented in Ireland. Similar patterns have been
found in ancient Italy and China.

Today, herringbone patterns
appear in many shapes and forms.

Take a look.

dining room_modern traditional herringbone floors horse art built in bookshelves_Nuevo Estilo magazine via La Dolce Vita mar09


Hunter boots with herringbone detailing

 Classic brick path
Chic dog collar from MyMcDawg via

Herringbone wicker weave 

 Calcutta marble tile application 

Horsetail braid in a herringbone style

Garden herringbone wall, Mortehoe, Devon
A garden wall of stones in a herringbone pattern 
2-Tone Tote in Herringbone Wool and Leather // Charcoal Gray // Organic Cotton Canvas Lining
Stunning bag from Infusion

Cobbled end cut wood flooring in herringbone pattern

A HauteHide rug from Joss & Main

Schumacher Grasscloth 

Ralph Lauren's herringbone porcelain pattern

A lovely slate floor in a powder room.

herringbone brick path, garden gate-new entrance through fence into backyard
A visual overlap of W's --- perfect to Welcome you to the gate.

Custom Initial Engraved Wood Cutting Board 7x13 Plank For Wedding, Anniversary Personalized by AHeirloom
Custom cutting board via Etsy


A front door from Southern Living magazine.

And to think
that it all

How do you feel about it?
Any herringbone in your world?


Karen said...

I love herringbone. The rugs and Ralph Lauren pattern are my favorites. The Hunter boots are fabulous.

Sarah said...

Definitely have herringbone in my wardrobe. Would love to add those hunter boots. Classic look!

Laura said...

I just bought a herringbone planner binder! Yep. I love it!

Lynne said...

Love the slate floor in herringbone . . .

I will take home the hunter boots and classy bag too . . .

I have a couple of winged back chairs in herringbone.
Enjoyable post . . .

laura Madalene said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.
A Wonderful Apartment

Jennings and Gates said...

Hooray, I just found your blog! Thank you for the great post. Herringbone is so terrific. Have a great weekend, N.G.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love herringbone, Alison! It's such a classic...just like plaid and houndstooth. I have been catching up on your posts. I've been missing so much! Hope you can stop by, when you get the chance. I just revealed a secret!