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by Anna Hoffman (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Aug 11, 2011

The Galerie François I at Fontainebleau, c. 1528-39 Last week on Retrospect, we looked at the history of parquet floors, which are hardwood floors arranged in repeating geometrical patterns. This wee




 

 

8-4-FontainebleauGalerieFrancoisIwiki.jpgThe Galerie François I at Fontainebleau, c. 1528-39

Last week on Retrospect, we looked at the history of parquet floors, which are hardwood floors arranged in repeating geometrical patterns. This week, let's look at two of the earliest and most enduring parquet patterns: herringbone and chevron. Lately I've been pinning herringbone floors on my Pinterest with abandon, I'm so in love with the look. But it took a second look before I realized there were actually two distinct patterns. Do you know the difference between them?



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