I’ve always been a fan of the retro look of black and white checkerboard. Growing up, my mother transformed our screened-in patio to a vintage Coca-Cola diner. Her flooring of choice? You guessed it.
I’m seeing this pattern come back around in full swing. It’s simple and elegant, but pays homage to the past. According to Apartment Therapy, black and white checkerboard floors first appeared in “European paintings in the 15th century.” Dorothy Draper made checkerboard floors popular again in the 1940s with her Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Definitely adding that hotel to my bucket list! Not to say check has gone anywhere, but it’s showing up more in the industry. Here are a few pieces that I’m currently craving, especially those Zara cigarette trousers. Yummy!