collections | Dec 14, 2021 |
Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs

Bold and nostalgic, checkered patterns are every bit as playful in a room as they are comforting. And while two-toned chessboard-style prints have been all the rage since summer, a new wave of patterned designs have emerged, offering a contemporary twist on the classic motif.


Interested in incorporating a stylized checkered motif into an upcoming project? Ahead, Business of Home showcases six items that will up your game.

Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
Annie Selke’s Crosshatch in Sky Blue (left wall), Lattice in Sky (right wall) and Crosshatch in Sky Blue and White (floors) at The Tile ShopCourtesy of The Tile Shop

ANNIE SELKE CROSSHATCH PORCELAIN WALL AND FLOOR TILE — THE TILE SHOP

Clad in a pattern of intersecting lines that mimic the textured weave of chambray fabric, the Crosshatch porcelain tile by Annie Selke for The Tile Shop can be used in alternating hues to create a cool checkerboard motif.

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Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
Cosmati Checkerboard Multi Mosaic floor tile by Artistic TileCourtesy of Artistic Tile

COSMATI CHECKERBOARD Mosaic — ARTISTIC TILE

For a modern, maximalist-friendly riff on old-school checkered floors, look no further than Cosmati Checkerboard by Artistic Tile. Composed of natural stone in contrasting finishes, this art deco–inspired tile will turn your floors into a mosaic chessboard.

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Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
Savvy Indigo pillow upholstery by SunbrellaCourtesy of Sunbrella

SAVVY Fabric — SUNBRELLA

An outdoor-friendly fabric with op art appeal, Savvy by Sunbrella features a bold two-toned geometric pattern that’s perfect for throw pillows or sofa upholstery.

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Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
Phillip Jeffries’s Paxton Plaid wallcovering in Brown with Beige Courtesy of Phillip Jeffries

PAXTON PLAID Wallcovering — PHILLIP JEFFRIES

Composed of checkered tartan patterns layered over a herringbone print, the Paxton Plaid wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries mimics the look of a woven textile.

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Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
The Marli rug by Nina Freudenberger for Lulu and GeorgiaCourtesy of Lulu and Georgia

MARLI RUG BY NINA FREUDENBERGER — LULU AND GEORGIA

Inspired by the color-blocked textile designs of the 192os Bauhaus movement, the Marli rug by Nina Freudenberger for Lulu and Georgia is crafted from organic cotton and wool and features an abstract checkered motif.

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Check, please: 6 decor accents with modern checkered motifs
Building Blocks concrete tile in Black and Mist by Emser TileCourtesy of Emser Tile

BUILDING BLOCKS — EMSER TILE

Create a one-of-a-kind statement backsplash by installing contrasting shades of Emser Tile’s Building Blocks Concrete tiles in an unruly asymmetrical pattern.

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Homepage photo: Cosmati Checkerboard Multi Mosaic floor tile by Artistic Tile | Courtesy of Artistic Tile

Products featured in this article have been sourced from BOH’s Collections vertical, a showcase of the latest debuts from some of the industry’s leading brands.

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