There's just something about a black and white floor that excites me.
They can look formal
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or more relaxed.
Keith Scott Morton, Decorating With Flea Market Finds, Hearst Books
They can be old
Gilles Trillard, The New French Decor, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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And can be found in practically any room of the house.
I think they have an elegance to them no matter where they are.
And weirdly enough, I think my fondness for black and white floors came from watching The Beverley Hillbillies as a child. Their grand entryway had black and white tiles and I thought it was soooo fancy.
So I guess you could say I get my inspiration from The Beverley Hillbillies?
As a matter of fact, now that I am looking at their truck, maybe my love of junk and thrifty finds comes from that TV show also.