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!

Image via Vans

Casa Pueblo Tulum via @mikemoserstudio

via SFMOMA. Photo by Dung Ngo

Designed by Alex McCabe of Kip and Co

Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Hand painted flowers by Sophie Parker @wifenyc

Via Vogue Living. Styling by Helenio Barbetta

Designed by Brittany Gudewill Design. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Image via @slowroads

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

Image via Joseph Carini Carpets

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

Vase via Mr. Larkin

// 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


Sun Soul Style is an interior design firm with Christina Higham at the helm. Based in Hawaii, we offer both in-person and remote design  services worldwide. Sun Soul Style epitomizes the height of coastal style — high-end, curated, and effortlessly cool.