August 24, 2010

Stripe It Good!

Classic stripes are one of my favorite patterns, and admittedly, it's one of the easier ones to incorporate into decor. Surprisingly, my favorite way to infuse stripes into any space is via floors or ceilings — an unexpected and lighthearted twist to the usual patterned accessories and furnishings. In fact, striped floors have been making a comeback in my own world ever since an art installation in early 2008 left me reeling: Glasgow-based Jim Lambie rocked the MOMA with a much-needed dose of color and architectural influence by striping its floors using little more than vinyl tape. Genius, yes? Although the process looks incredibly daunting (my lower back hurts just viewing this installation photo!), I love the surprise element of patterned floors in vibrant colors. Naturally, I fear vinyl tape wouldn't look quite as finished as I'd like in my own home, but why not try the look with elemental striped rugs created by FLORs truly? The aesthetic is just as unexpected, but decidedly more posh and comfortable (not to mention much more kid-friendly, I'd imagine!). Top off the patterned frenzy with a DIY striped blanket ottoman (tutorial courtesy of Re-Nest!) and you'll have the coolest home on the block. Happy striping, friends!

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One Response to “Stripe It Good!”

  1. elsewhere. | Design For Mankind Says:
    August 27th, 2010 at 9:01 am

    [...] elsewhere.This week, I bounced here, there and everywhere on the Internet:-Stripe It Good at FLOR -Play With Your Food at ReadyMade Mag (photo above) -Home Decor: 6 Ways of Choosing Colors [...]