I've had a one-track mind lately...about floors. The project in my own house is coming along swimmingly, but I still wish there were an easy way to install a herringbone pattern on stairs. Alas, eye candy in many materials (hard and soft) will have to do for now.
Herringbone is an ancient pattern first seen in Roman architecture formed by arranging parallelograms typically at 90-degree angles. It is equally fitting in both traditional and contemporary interiors because it creates visual movement, and can be seen in all sorts of rough-hewn and polished finishes. Nothing that came from the inside of a fish ever looked so beautiful. Swoon.