Today’s post is purely for fun! If you caught Mirror80’s recent roundup of retro interiors with checkered floors, you know that geo objects, vibrant colors and surreal elements were often set against the backdrop of checkered tile in the 1980s. I got a little bit inspired by the photos, and I decided to snap a few pics using items from my bookshelf and display cabinet. I love arranging geo objects, and I collect flooring tile to use in decorative vignettes. Here are a few of my current favorites…
Above: ping pong ball and rubber band ball; Below: wooden sphere from the craft store, teal holiday ornament, marble obelisk (purchased at an estate sale)
Below: Marble obelisk and cut stone from the Etsy shop of Curtis Bort, white marble mini-tile from Floor & Decor
The flooring store is a great source for stone tile and small forms (sometimes they let you have the little marble tiles that fall from the sheets). And any object can be used in a still life vignette. Office supplies and dollar store finds can become objets d’art in the right context! Happy decorating…
Jan Griffiths says
I love checkerboard floors. We did our bathroom in black and grey tile about 3 years ago. Retro but still can look modern. We did our living room in hardwood, and used two different wood patterns kind of like checkers. It looks awesome. I don’t think checkered floors will ever go out of style.
Your flooring sounds amazing, Jan! And what a unique use of hardwood in the living room. I agree–checkered floors are timeless!