Parquet parade

One of my besties back home in London (+ her lovely man) has the very good fortune of owning a beeeautiful parquet floor that is soon to undergo some TLC to restore it back to its former glory.  Clearly they also have the flat that goes with it but quite frankly that takes second place to the chevrons.

I’ve been a smidge besotted with all things parquet for a long long long time now, especially the lighter puppies, so figured I would use this as an excuse to share some of this goodness with you lovelies today.

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See what I mean?!  Bananas good:

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What say you?

L, if you could please combine it with full on crown moldings, a few Butterfly chairs, a giant chandie and $100,000 artwork that would be great.  Thanks.

In other news I am racing along with my last (LAST) piece of coursework, so this blog neglect is not for nowt, promise.  I’m designing the public areas of a central London hotel and it is, if I do say so myself, le shizzle.  Velvet banquettes, foxed mercury glass and snakeskin are one serious combo.  Yikes when I write it down it sounds revolting – trust me it’s good though…  Will post up some piccies soon.


  1. Love parquet! And you have found some beautiful interiors – very inspiring. I am jealous now when you say you are on the last Section with your studies – I am still on Module 3. Good luck with it!

  2. Alistair says:

    Magnificent! I miss traditional homes in old buildings, and can’t wait to live in one again one distant day in the future!

  3. Lilli says:

    Hi Elly! Love parquet floors too, especially the lighter ones are truly amazing, they give a bright mood to the room. Good luck with the work dear, will be curious to see then the pics! Kisses!! xo

  4. Laura Terry says:

    Why thank you lovely – we are most honoured to get a mention on your blog! All these piccies are gorgeous. Day 1 down and it’s looking good already – will keep you posted!!! x

  5. Sam says:

    Hi Elly, I am sorry for begin so terrible and not visiting sooner…I love the look of parquet floors, something so charming and warm about them and they pretty much make anything else in the room look good. All the best with the coursework hun! It sounds amazing and you will be brilliant at it. Thanks so much for your wonderfully kind words, they meant a lot to me.

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