Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Check Mate

I've always been into checkerboard flooring. I've rarely seen an image of it that I didn't like. The weird thing is that I've seen it everywhere from very contemporary settings with sleek and modern kitchen cabinets to country cottage spaces, and yet it always looks great. That being said, I don't know that I could ever actually have it in my home, even though I do love it. I guess I'm just a chicken that way. Bawk.

Classic black & white from BHG

From House Beautiful

Isn't the red & white fan-tab-u-lous? From Country Living

Showing a little wood. From Cottage Living

Now let's mix it up--yellow & white! From Cottage Living

So tell me what you think. Are you feeling the check or are you thinking "yuck"?

If you haven't had a chance yet and would like to enter my Cottage Charm giveaway, click on the photo in my sidebar to enter.

And...photos of my living room are coming soon (if I could only find curtains that match and that I like. I know, I'm always asking for the impossible!)


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  1. Awesome floors, I loved the yellow one!

  2. I actually thought of putting that in our kitchen but my hubby thought I would get tired of it and I think he's right. It's cool though, especially the red and white. I can't wait to see your pics. Check Pier 1 for curtains.


  3. I'm a pink girl, but I am liking the yellow, it's different!

  4. We had the black and white tile checkerd floors in our previous homes master bath. I thought they looked great with the claw foot tub and beadboard.

  5. Beautiful pictures Gina...Loving the check floors. Love, love, love, the black and white kitchen with the chandelier. Can't wait to see pictures of your living room...hurry up and find those curtains :-p

    Hugs and Kisses,

  6. Hi Gina~
    I am loving your blog! It is so sweet and I love the decor you featured. All the goodies in your giveaway are wonderful! Thank you for visiting me. Have a great day!

  7. my fave is the red and white then the yellow. i have black and white in my laundry room.

  8. I like the checkers, but it is not soft enough for me...maybe for my husbands bathroom!

  9. Oh My Gosh... mee too! I absolutely LOVE checkerboard flooring!!! I've always wanted to tile the garage black and white (so it'll look good when I park my '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible in there) but the colored checkerboard (like that yellow) ooow! I wants!!

  10. I'm loving the checks with the wood showing. All of these rooms make me smile:)


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