Zigzag designs make their way into designer showrooms and residential homes

Zigzag takes a tried-and-true look to the next

Zigzag takes a tried-and-true look to the next level, designer Austin Handler explains. "Geometric prints have been popular the last few years. What's nice about zigzag and chevron patterns is they're in the same realm as geometric prints, but they add a little more movement and excitement in the room, where a regular geometric pattern can feel one-dimensional." This Kings Point living room by Roslyn architect and designer Sussan Lari features a hardwood floor laid in a herringbone pattern. (Credit: J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

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There's a bold new movement in interior design, and there's nothing straightforward about it. It goes by many names -- herringbone, flame stitch, egg hatch, chevron -- and it's a much more exciting way to lead the eye from point A to point B than the predictable straight line.

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