1. Flooring Need I say more with this picture? (Am I the only one drooling?) The oversize checkered pattern finished in high-gloss is apt to take your breath away. Pair it with a red sofa and boom: This living room is spiced with sophisticated drama.
3. Buffet chest This incredible sculptural horse is rightfully stealing the show in this picture. But once you stop ogling its life-size presence, check out these fabulous checkered buffet chests. They are too good to be true. This space’s sense of whimsy mixed in with the traditional is just what every room needs.
5. Backsplash Wondering what to do with your kitchen backsplash? Try a checkered pattern! Mix it up by layering a diagonal pattern on top of the original to make it more interesting and textural.
6. Throw pillows Whenever you’re trying to figure out how to add a dose of pattern or color, throw pillows are always a viable solution. These add a great spunk to this uber-contemporary setting.
7. Artwork I love how this piece above the mantle interacts with the traditional wicker chairs and playful pattern on the throw pillows. It pulls the look together by adding a center focus.
8. Upright chair Single upright chairs are great accessories to throw in a hallway, and I love how this one is finished with the black and white checkers and high gloss paint. It’s a classic mimic of the playful room to its left.
9. Bathtub tiling If this isn’t a little sanctuary of heaven then I’m not sure what is. A variety of tiling options would have finished the surround of this tub off beautifully, but the checkered pattern sets off the tub itself in such a classic fashion. Peel your eyes away from the decor for a second to check out the view — amazing!
10. Light fixture How cute are these? These checkered light fixtures add a playful punch to this setting.
11. Courtyard Landscapes are deserving of checkers as well. This design complements the contemporary structure of the home.
12. Headboards Vying for a custom headboard? Upholstering one in gingham is a great choice that will forever match the changing decor of a bedroom. I love the height of these… they are definitely scene stealers!
14. Rug If tiling an entire floor in checkers seems too big of a commitment, try an area rug. The bits of yellow in this one are just the right pop of color against the gray and black furniture.
15. Kitchen countertop There are too many things I love about this island, and the checkered finish is only the beginning. Everyone tends to hang out in the kitchen, and utilizing an island as an actual seating space allows you to use it for both meal preparation and actually eating the meal. Besides, with everyone congregating in the kitchen, you might be able to sucker someone into chopping the onions.