I love Halloween, and here at shell & chinoiserie, I have chosen to honor the festive holiday with one of my favorite design features: harlequin floors!
The bold--but classic--black and white pattern will dress-up any space with sophisticated drama...even a laundry room! I wasn't lucky enough to have a laundry room back in Boston, but I did have harlequin floors installed in the kitchen of my condo, and you can bet I plan to have them in my future home, as well.
This simple pattern is stunning in a variety of spaces, including foyers, libraries, terraces, bathrooms and--of course--kitchens. As you will soon see, I can't get enough of it!:
via House Beautiful
Evelyn Lauder's foyer
via Harper's Bazaar
photo by Julien Fernandez
via Style Me Pretty
Harlequin floors clearly fit in a variety of spaces...:
And make for festive dance floors!:
And last, but certainly not least, Dorothy Draper's famous floors:
via The Glam Pad
Happy Halloween and enjoy!