I spent a portion of my morning going through my winter closet to weed out items I will be donating or selling. One of the favorite items in my winter wardrobe is a pair of herringbone Theory pants I picked up over 10 years ago at a discount store. After 10 years, I still get compliments on them every time I wear them — they are a staple of my winter closet.
As I lovingly placed the pants on a hanger, I pondered, what exactly is it about the herringbone pattern that makes it timeless yet still decidedly hip? Personally, I love the juxtaposition of the classic herringbone pattern against modern architecture and furnishings. Using the pattern in a bathroom instantly adds a sense of luxe and glamour……
Herringbone floors are one of my favorite elements to incorporate into a design. When used on a floor,the pattern not only visually expands a room but creates visual interest on a plane usually covered by rugs. With floors this beautiful, why cover them up?
Why limit herringbone to the floor? Why not apply the pattern to your walls? While definitely a commitment, it is more durable than wallpaper, gives dimension that a painted finish can’t mimic and when used outdoors, provides a backdrop that pops anything you place against it…..
But why stop at your floors and walls? Why not just build a house dedicated to your love of herringbone?
Okay, I have worked myself into a herringbone frenzy and The Partner is wondering aloud why I am prancing around the house in herringbone wool pants and a tank top (it’s still 70+ degrees in the Bay Area). I think it’s time for me to simmer down…..
In any case, are there any patterns calling you this Fall?