A view of the foyer at the WV Governor's Mansion--how could this NOT make an impression?
Another view of the same foyer (a different color scheme going on here)
The bold geometry of the black and white checkerboard seems to have it's place, largely, in very traditional foyers, but is just as striking in other spaces.
Beautiful, timeless kitchen
That it has been used in many fine public buildings is a testament to it's staying power. I've seen the pattern in hotels, courthouses, the lobbies of fine stores.
Black and white checkerboard is used throughout the Greenbrier Hotel.
Here, the pattern is used at the Tennessee Governor's Mansion
In the foyer of a gorgeous house by Bill Baker.
It makes a strong foundation for this entrance.
Just as striking in a less grandly scaled space.