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One classic game that can be incorporated into home decor is chess.

Chess is well suited for incorporating into home decor due to its simple and graphic gameboard and pieces. Chequered patterns have also been a sharply rising trend.

To create a chessboard table, first, prepare and prime the surface with Resene Waterborne Smooth Sealer Surface, then paint it with two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Seashell. Use masking tape to draw the squares and mask off the ones you want to keep white and paint two coats of Resene Double Cod Grey on the unmasked areas.

Once the second coat is dry, remove the masking tape to reveal the chessboard. To make the chessboard part of the overall decor, use both colours in other places in the room, such as through accessories or accents. You can keep the scheme monochromatic or add contrasting accent hues like forest green, lilac, and creamy white to make it more interesting. Make sure to use each accent hue in three places in the room to create a cohesive scheme.


Walls in Resene Triple Merino with hand-painted pinstripes (above mantel) in Resene Double Cod Grey, floor in Resene Kensington Grey, mantel in Resene Raven with painted arch (on wall) in Resene Double Cod Grey and hearth in Resene Half Raven, chess board table in Resene Double Cod Grey and Resene Seashell, bowl (on mantel) in Resene Leather, tall cylindrical vase in Resene Balderdash and other small accessories in Resene Double Cod Grey and Resene Seashell.


Armchairs from King Living, rug from The Ivy House, grid cushions from Citta, scrolled wooden stool from Thread, David sculpture from Ornament, and chess set from Cralyn Furniture.

Project by Kate Alexander
Images by Bryce Carleton

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