There’s so much to love about the timeless herringbone pattern. Originally gracing the floors of stately European palaces and mansions back in the 16th and 17th centuries, parquetry herringbone was considered the ultimate in sophistication. Its geometric V-shape design added a formal grace and elegance to interior flooring.
In good news for those of us who don’t happen to own a European palace, the use of the herringbone pattern quickly grew in popularity and has become widely available - and affordable. This versatile pattern is now seen in textiles, wall cladding, cabinetry and of course, furniture.
A few well-chosen herringbone furniture pieces can suit any interior style, from retro or minimalist through to traditional or contemporary.
Add herringbone to your living & dining rooms
Introduce a Nordic design element to your living spaces with our Amara Mid-Century range. The clean lines of the coffee tables, side tables and TV stands add rich texture and warmth to living areas, while still being highly practical and functional. We also love the Maxim Parquetry Herringbone Sideboard Console and matching entertaining unit – an inspired combination of Scandi minimalism with a contemporary industrial edge.
Spice up your bedroom
One of our favourite bedroom pieces is the Maxim Parquetry Herringbone bed head. This exclusive design is hand-crafted from solid white cedar and brings a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic to any bedroom. Whether sleek white, bold black or natural timber, this bed head will be a focal point that continues to impress. Pair with Maxim bedside tables for a complete look.
View our full Maxim and Amara mid-century ranges.