Sophisticated Decor Touch: A Chess Set

My father taught me to play chess. When he was a boy in school, he signed up for a chess tournament...the trouble is, he had no idea how to play. He went home, and his father taught him the basics. My dad won that entire tournament.

There is something so sophisticated and elegant about a chess set. Maybe it's the classic checkerboard pattern, maybe it's the elegant, sculptural pieces (which is your favourite? I like the knight), or maybe it's the harkening back to a time before video games. Either way, I'm always on the look out at antique stores and flea markets for the perfect marble chess set.
I think its presence adds a strikingly smart addition to a room.
Kelly Wearstler via The Coveteur
Alaina Kaczmarski via The EveryGirl

Elle Decor Showhouse via California Home Design

 Do you know how to play chess?


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

They add a touch of sophistication! The "illusion" of intelligence! :)

srldesign said...[Reply]

I've always wanted to learn, I think it's such a classic and sophisticated game I think a lot of us know nothing about.

Unknown said...[Reply]

I never know before reading this post that a chess set can create such a magical and sophisticated decor touch. Simply amazing!

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

It would make me look really smart if I'd have one in my home. I can't play chess though

Unknown said...[Reply]

Love the decor for Elle Decor Showhouse. Did you take part in this?

Unknown said...[Reply]

I always love seeing 'unconventional' items used to decorate, it really gives the spaces a unique classic touch.