The 'classic contemporary' look is flawless

October 12 2019 - 5:00am
MODERN: Large format blocks laid in a herringbone pattern are perfect for today's designer homes, or for adding a modern twist to heritage homes.

"Classic contemporary", "old meets new", "modern with a classic twist": There are so many terms now to describe the trend towards fusing new home design with traditional elements. Whatever turn of phrase you use, it's a look that seems to be here for the long haul. It also explains why parquetry has become so popular again, particularly large format blocks.