Though it’s one of the oldest motifs in history, chevron is being reimagined in some surprisingly imaginative ways for contemporary spaces. Along with supplying a dash of wavelike linework, the zigzagging pattern—which dates back to the 16th century–can provide a pop of graphic interest without deviating from a clean-lined interior scheme. From flame stitch wallcoverings to hand-tufted ombre rugs, Business of Home gathered six decor accents that look anything but old-fashioned.
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VALLEY WEAVE — PHILLIP JEFFRIES
To forge the cool flame stitch pattern in its Valley Weave wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries weaves two different hues of paper together to score a distressed stippled effect.
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CODA RUG — TSAR CARPETS
Composed of pure New Zealand wool, Tsar Carpets’ Coda rug boasts a handcarved and beveled zigzag design and a faded ombre-hued finish to boot.
Courtesy of Thibaut
HIGH PLAINS WALLPAPER — THIBAUT
Inspired by the craftsmanship in South America, Central America, Central Asia and the Middle East during the 19th century, Thibaut’s High Plains wallpaper features a sunbaked geometric pattern punctuated by rows of zigzagging stripes.
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MOAB WEAVE WALLPAPER — THIBAUT
The sum of the various earth tones in Thibaut’s Moab Weave wallpaper is greater than its parts. Employ this vibrant wallpaper in a pint-sized powder room to drum up some drama or on a lone accent wall to create a kaleidoscopic focal point.
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REED WALLCOVERING — INNOVATIONS
Crafted from dyed cellulose yarns, which are hand-placed and pressed onto metallic foil, the shimmery chevron pattern in the Reed wallcovering by Innovations is assembled using six-inch-wide bands that give it a sense of rhythm and vertical movement.
Courtesy of Marble Systems
FORTE BRICK GLAZED TERRACOTTA — MARBLE SYSTEMS
A traditional herringbone motif with a glossy twist, the Forte Brick Glazed Terracotta tile by Marble Systems comes clad in a shiny artisanal glaze that's sure to make a statement when used as a kitchen or bathroom backsplash.
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