The bold cousin to gingham, checkerboard print is different in that it usually consists of two different colours positioned in alternating positions. Drawing inspiration from a chess or checkerboard, the look has moved beyond the fashion scene and into our homes. We love its eye-catching, nostalgic feel.
Fenton & Fenton Checkerboard dhurrie rug in pepper: Available in five fabulous colours, these bold flat woven rugs are handmade on horizontal looms by skilled artisans from Indian cotton and chenille. They’re fully reversible too, which is handy. $1,620.
Oh It’s Pretty lilac checkerboard porcelain plate: Microwave and dishwasher safe, this gorgeous porcelain plate (and fabulous gift idea) comes packaged in a pretty pink box. It’s party of a wider, mix and match plate collection designed by the brand. $39.95.
Baina organic cotton pool towel in sage and chalk: Pool towel or bath sheet, this chic design will make a subtle statement in the bathroom or poolside. $110.
Bonnie & Neil Checkers Blossom cushion: Combining apricot with terracotta, this plush, feather filled linen cushion is finished off with cream cord piping and features a contrasting reverse. $165.
Kiosken ‘Sun In the Courtyard’ print: A limited, edition, artist-signed poster print, this beauty was created by artist Georgia McFarland from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. $69.
Sheet Society Sage Mega checkerboard bed linen: While checkerboard is bold, the sage green hue in this bedding gives it a calming twist. Made from 100 percent long-staple cotton, we love the mini and mega check sizes mixed and matched. From $40.
Etsy Handpainted checkered belly vase: Hand painted in Australia, this little beauty adds a touch of fun to the tabletop and looks fabulous styled with or without blooms. $50.
Curio Practice Lavender Fields Blanket: While this gorgeous blanket has an eye-watering price, it’s made from 100 percent merino wool and has instant heirloom status. It’s also super soft to touch. $430.