Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Ode to Stripes

All-Things-Creative Wednesdays

I am really loving stripes right now - especially bold black and white stripes! Stripes on the walls, stripes on the floor, stripes in the fabric, stripes on the facade. Depending on the look you're looking for, they can be paired with pretty florals for a romantic vibe or with bright solids to make them pop.

Bold black and white stripes carried onto the ceiling elongate the height
of this nook.
via Elle Decor (I think!)

The lovely Sassafraz in Yorkville with its striking yellow facade and striped awnings.

via Sassafraz

Who can resist a baby pink house with striped awnings?!

The legendary Fashion Crimes in Toronto. My favourite - black and white stripes
with hot pink! Their window displays are also to die for... if ever in the area
(located on Queen W) be sure to drop by - glamourous party dresses from floor to ceiling!

Such cute socks :)

via Merimekko

Max Axria's (of BCBG) living room. LOVE the funky chair and ottoman!

via Harper's Bazaar

The mirrored surfaces and lucite are stunning in combination with the stripes.

Joseph Abbatti design via Alicia B Designs

HOT shower!

via Eric Cohler

Horizontal stripes help to elongate a room and make it appear larger. I love the
primarily white furniture with dashes of colour carried out throughout the space to
accent the walls. And the cushions are gorgeous!

via Manolo Home

And of course, here is the charming room we stayed in at the Captain David
Kelley House in Cape Cod. Since the post is an ode to stripes I just had to use this photo
again to showcase its darling periwinkle stripes with floral bedding.

via Captain David Kelley House

What are your thoughts about stripes? How would you use them in a room? Do you ever wear them?


1 comment:

  1. I like stripes in decor, but in clothing Im not as keen. My husband wears striped shirts and they hurt my eyes when I iron them LOL! The striped awning is pretty and I like the black and white stripe with the mirrored furniture X


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