When I first came across this image, I fell in love with it. At the time, I was redecorating/refurbishing bedrooms and would have loved to simply do the whole thing.
Reality set in and so I decided to take just one element and use it in my spare/guest room.
I have become a bit overwhelmed with full quilts of late, so thought I'd translate the 'check' design into a bed runner. The overall colour scheme of the room is sort of mulberry and gray.
So, here's my take on it - close up. As you can see, I appliquéd flower motifs on it, just to make sure the total effect wasn't too 'masculine'. Another project in progress (don't like the term 'unfinished' - too negative). I'll post a photo of the finished project when it materialises.