This week I spent a good couple hours drawing up a layout plan for a client’s new floor. We’re laying some gorgeous grey oak parquet in their Kensington sitting room, and the specifics of border, central line and repeat had to be ironed out before the contractors could begin work. It was a fun little job, and got me thinking about how much I adore this traditional flooring pattern.
I mean, wood floors are pretty wonderful to begin with, but seriously– if you lived in a space like this, could you ever go back to boring old straight planks? I’m particularly taken with traditional French parquet (also called chevron), but the stepped parquet (ie. herringbone) is lovely as well.
I also appreciate how much creativity there is to be had with this classic pattern; I love the transitional tile-into-wood parquet in the bathroom above, as well as the multicoloured floors of Stella McCartney’s Milan boutique.
How do you feel about parquet? Have a lovely weekend, everyone! x