Are stenciled floors—once associated with colonial New England houses—making a comeback (especially in new abstract patterns)? We're starting to think so. Here are 10 we've spotted (and admired) recently:
Above: A stenciled checkerboard effect in a project by Alvhem Makleri & Interior.
Above: Natural wood floors with a wash of light gray checkerboard from the Oyoy look book in Fabrics & Linens from Danish Oyoy.
Above: A black stenciled floor from Portland-based photographer Parker Fitzgerald.
Above: Black and white geometric floors carry from the dining room into an open bedroom via SF Girl by Bay.
Above: Light oak wood floors are patterned in black triangles at Weekday in downtown Amsterdam, via Superfuture.
Above: An entryway painted in a diamond pattern in Tasmania; photo by Sharyn Cairns for Homelife.
Above: Le Depanneur, a new Parisian restaurant designed by David Rager and Cheri Messerli, features abstract geometric painted floors; photo by Valerie Dray for the New York Times.
Above: White-painted checkerboard squares in a rustic room via Cottage Living.
For more tips on inexpensive wood flooring, go to Remodeling 101: Painted Plywood—the Best Budget Wood Floor.