Decorating & Design

November 7, 2016

Updated Classics: Wood Floors

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.


Classic Pick: Wide plank wood floors convey a subtle luxury that’s ideal in a rustic space. The oil-rubbed oak planks in the chalet of designer Grace Castaneda feel soft underfoot and the mid-tone stain is a mellow backdrop for antique furnishings in a range of woods.


Fresh Spin: Herringbone floors convey European sophistication. In designer Sarah Hartill’s city home, the smoked oak herringbone flooring plays up the bistro feel of this built-in banquette in the dining room, and gives the main living space a polished look.

Author: Wendy Jacob

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