Colorful Herringbone Floors Remake a London Victorian House
Architecture & Interiors
A newly restored Victorian house in London has been given a fairly musical remake in which the floors take center stage. In gut-renovating the four floors of the terrace house into a hotel for guests of a recording company, London based architects Alma-nac took inspiration from the music-related art work at their disposal. “Graphic and aesthetic elements from the studio’s various music labels were interwoven with Victorian period features to generate this colourful response,” say the architects, and among those esthetic elements on display are sleek monochromatic cabinetry, saturated colors and typographic details in unexpected places. But, it’s the colorful zigzag of herringbone in each room that draws the eye, above all else—elevating the project from a well-done remake to full-fledged show-stopper.