February 6, 2012

More playful stripes for grown up spaces

When researching and culling pictures for last week’s post on the power of stripes, I found so many more inspiration pictures than I had room to use…so for your delight, here are some other really great uses of stripes to add some play to our grown up spaces.

Emily Elizabeth Interior Design creatively used bold, wide stripes in a cheery yellow to bring some joy to this small 1/2 bathroom.  But perhaps the most inspiring part of the design is the extension of the stripes to the door jam and door panel.

While not exactly stripes, Emily applied this bold Chevron pattern to over-scale drapery panels in the same loft space, creating intense impact that fits in well with the dramatic space.


These candy stripes off-set by white borders truly bring a sense of play to this amazingly restored Mid-Century Modern house in Charlottesville, VA.  You can read more about the incredible thrifty home owner, Jenny Mitchell of Frecklewonder, and the divine little space she and her husband call home, here.

And one HAS to love the bold impression these navy and white stripes make in a tiny hallway in an apartment in Harlem.   Husband and wife team Killy and Oliver of Frisson had the vision to make such a daring statement in such a small space.

Of course, one needn’t get out the paint cans, tape and levels just to infuse playful, bold stripes in their decor.  Just check out this beautiful living room that Kimberly Renner of the Renner Project created in her Texas home.

And the bold, black and white stripes on the rug and throw pillows in this gorgeous Shelter Island Cottage designed by SchappacherWhite are the perfect balance of busy and calm.

How have you played with stripes in your home?

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