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Black & white checkered floors

By LIN ELLIS
DavidsonNews.net

There is a song from the Broadway show, The Boy from Oz, called “Everything old is new again”. That’s true for so many things in life and certainly true in design. Case-in-point is black and white checkerboard floors; this classic flooring evokes memories of retro 50s kitsch or grand Hollywood Regency and is, at the same time, fresh, modern, and so 2012.

First seen in 17th century paintings by Johannes Vermeer ~

And, whether marble, ceramic, linoleum or vinyl, black & white checkered floors work in a multitude of interior spaces ~

Lin Ellis is one of the principals of Running in Stilettos, a full-service lifestyle management, personal concierge, event planning, home organizing & design & property care firm covering the southern Lake Norman area. Running in Stilettos is proud to be members of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, National Organization of Professional Organizers & the International Concierge & Lifestyle Management Association.

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