Checkerboard floor patterns are a classic way to incorporate black and white in a kitchen—or any room in the house. Here, the bold graphics underfoot ground the black cabinetry up above. A delicate floral wallpaper and curvy metal chandelier offer a counterpoint to the strong lines around the room.
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By Marie Proeller Hueston
Marie Proeller Hueston