What do you think of when you see red and white checks?
Does it remind you of American Country? Swedish Country? Country Cottage?
Is it dated, or does it still look fresh?
I think the backsplash in this kitchen designed by Anthony Baratta and William Diamond looks very fresh and unexpected. What makes it work is that it is a pop of color in an otherwise all white kitchen. I don't know if I would be brave enough to do this though.
This farmhouse sink skirted with buffalo check fabric also works because of the white backsplash.
You have to admit, checks are classic!
What a fun treatment for this pantry's walls!
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And, I love these retro red and white checked linoleum floors.
They conjure up nostalgic memories of days gone by. Just add cookies and milk!
I think red and white checks can be fun, fresh and playful as seen here in this bathroom.
Painting the tub and chair red kept the look from being too predictable.
Red and white checks can be quite sophisticated too. I have had this photo in my inspiration file forever. Who knew a sectional sofa could look this good!
In my sunroom, I had this chair slipcovered in a small red and white check several years ago.
I think it still looks ok, but lately have been wondering if it's time for a change.
Is it time to retire my checks?
Are they getting a little tired or dated?
I also upholstered my kitchen chairs with checked fabric. Time for a change?
Yea or nay?