Charming Checked Finds For Your Home

Charming Checked Finds For Your Home

Rendered in fresh shades and minimalist motifs, grids, ginghams, and plaids give any décor an edge.

checked picnic set
Photo by Tara Rice

1. Play with pattern scale for a picnic-perfect look: bamboo plates, from $10.; canvas napkins, $22.50/pair.; linen tablecloth, from $138.

maple-and-walnut mini chopping block by woodworker Steve Hall

2. Prep a salad (or play tic-tac-toe) on Wells woodworker Steve Hall’s maple-and-walnut mini chopping block. $105.


washable woven-plastic rug by Brita Sweden

3. Brita Sweden’s washable woven-plastic rug is ideal for high-traffic spots — and hopscotch. $85.

porcelain grid bowls by potter Elizabeth Benotti

4. On Eliot potter Elizabeth Benotti’s porcelain grid bowls, wavy lines and fingerprints are part of the charm. $54 each.

plaid cotton pillow cover by Christine McManus

5. Portlander Christine McManus’s cotton pillow cover punches up classic buffalo plaid. From $17.


Fog Linen Works tea towel

6. This windowpane-pattern tea towel by Fog Linen Works is as elegant as a dress shirt. $16.

birch coasters by Benoit's Design

7. Make your table as inviting as your favorite flannel with Greg and Christina Benoit’s Westbrook-crafted birch coasters. $34 for 4.

market bag made from recycled plastic bottles

8. Keep your carbon footprint in check with a market bag made from recycled plastic bottles. $20.