Not just for floors: lately we've been spotting herringbone-patterned walls and exteriors everywhere.
Above: Herringbone wood walls at Father Coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Above: Herringbone ceramic tiles in a kitchen; photo by Nicole Franzen.
Above: Atelier Chan Chan's Herringbone House in London features a distinctively patterned exterior; see more at Architect Visit: Herringbone House in London.
Above: The East Pole Restaurant in NYC features a chevron-paneled wall; photograph by Nicole Franzen.
Above: Masahiro and Mao Harada of Mount Fuji Architects Studio added character to the interior of this Tokyo home by covering the interior surfaces with herringbone oak boards. Photo via Dwell.
Above: A herringbone wood-paneled wall in a project by Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton.
Above: A chevron-patterned stairway in the London Hearth House by AOC Architects.
Above: A herringbone backsplash by Sarah Richardson Design.
Above: The counter at Meat and Bread in Vancouver is clad in reclaimed wood in a herringbone pattern.
Curious about the difference between herringbone and chevron? See Chevron and Herringbone: Spot the Difference. For more inspiration, see Trend Alert: 10 Rooms with Color-Washed Wood and Geometric Flooring, Chateau Edition.