I love the idea of checkerboard...a classic pattern that is great in black and white or the like! When I imagine any traditional home, I often picture the use of a checkboard pattern some where in the mix...but I've been seeing this pattern lately with a different twist...like the mixed wood above or even painting the pattern on your floor. What do you think? Still a classic?
(Kazumi Yoshida & James McGovern featured in Traditional Home, March '06)
(Louise Wilcox Cronan featured in Cottage Living/Fresh Idea via Peak of Chic blog)