Get The Look : Checkmate

The iconic checkerboard print, made infamous by Spicoli and relegated to our beloved slip-on Vans, is no longer reserved for sk8rs (full disclosure my aim handle in middle school was sk8rgrl86) and bad linoleum flooring. This punky print is having a major moment, and is being reinvented in unexpected ways that make it feel both fresh and modern - from tone on tone tile patterns to more tailored and preppy suiting - I love how this look is experiencing a Renaissance in both fashion and interiors alike!

check vans skate photography

Image via Vans


Casa Pueblo Tulum, Checkerboard tile pool

Casa Pueblo Tulum via @mikemoserstudio

Checkerboard kitchen

via SFMOMA. Photo by Dung Ngo



Checkerboard tile bathroom, zellige tile bathroom, terracotta tile bathroom, rattan vanity, grasscloth

Designed by Alex McCabe of Kip and Co


Checkerboard print trend fashion runway

Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Checkerboard print trend

Hand painted flowers by Sophie Parker @wifenyc

Checkerboard print tile, red and white tile, mid century dining room

Via Vogue Living. Styling by Helenio Barbetta




Checkerboard print, checkerboard tile shower, cement shower, brass hardware

Designed by Brittany Gudewill Design. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Checkerboard sink

Image via @slowroads


Alex Boudreau home, checkerboard tile flooring, Todos Santos home

Image via Domino. Designed by Alex Boudreau. Photography by Skye Parrot.

Checkerboard surf board Kelly Wearstler

Image via Joseph Carini Carpets


Alex Boudreau home, Todos Santos home, checkerboard tile

Image via Domino. Designed by Alex Boudreau. Photography by Skye Parrot.


Mr. Larkin checkerboard tile ceramics

Vase via Mr. Larkin

Get the look checkerboard print trend

// THE GOODS // (Clockwise from top): Pawn Fleece via Xhibition // Fairfax Settee via Kelly Wearstler // Cement Checkmate Tile via Cle Tile // Turkish Towel via State // Zak and Fox Obi Pillow via Dekowe // Checkmate Shag Rug via Aelfie // Clare V Midi Sac via Shopbop // Free Moses Two Band Slides via Shopbop // 1970s Chrome Dining Chair (Set of 6) via Chairish // Ganni Silk Stretch Satin Trousers

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