Thursday, January 14, 2010

Case of the stripes…


I love a good stripe and tend to use them a lot in my decorating, but most times I only keep it to one thing in the room whether it be a wall treatment, window panel or toss pillow, etc.


I would have thought that multiple stripes in different directions would have driven me batty, but I’m kinda loving it!


I’m itching for those chairs with the bold stripes  which combine nicely with the horiztonal stripes on the wallpaper and then the vertical stripes from the beadboard in the built in.


Would you ever do stripe on stripe in your home?

Image via decorpad


Blogger Amanda said...

I am obsessed with stripes! Planning to stripe an armoire I have and possibly my little man's bathroom. Love love love 'em. I'll be sure to share when I finally get around to those projects. :)

January 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I think you found a picture of the approximately ONE time this would work. Congrats! (I love it.)

January 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bright said...

I like stripes but after reading this I realized I only have them on my DR chairs! I've used them alot in projects, though. Maybe I just don't want to live with them? That image is fun!

January 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Chic Geek said...

I LOVE stripes and did a post on how I painted a striped feature wall in my home! I am big into horizontal stripes but have seen vertical done well too!

p.s. love the striped mugs from TJ Maxx that you posted about


January 14, 2010 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Hissyfits & Halos said...

I love stripes, too. I plan on using striped walls in my bedroom, but wouldn't add anything else with it. I see it as being the "bold statement" in a room, that would have that "too much" look if other strpies were added. I love the colors in this room. Beautiful!

January 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger C.J. said...

yup, another stripe lover. lol

January 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

If I did stripe on stripe, I think I would have to vary the stripes a bit more than in this photo. I think the Matchy-Stripe is a bit much for me actually. This picture is nice, with the wall stripe being much more subtle, and it's nice and novel to look at a picture of, but there's no way I could look at it every day. I'd go nuts.

January 14, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

I can't believe the stripe on stripe doesn't drive me crazy but I love it! Monday I posted this room I did with crazy stripes on the wall, I LOVE LOVE LOVE stripes!!!!

January 14, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger One Love said...

I love stripes but I think I would only go one way or another. I think stripes going every which way would drive me a little nutty!!

January 14, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Beth McC. said...

I LOVE it! The striped furniture is too cute!!!

January 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

I'm all about mixing stripes with other patterns but have generally shied away from using different stripes in the same space...that picture definitely has me rethinking that though!

January 14, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Doing it in my dining room right now and hope to be finished by the weekend. Here's hoping it looks as good on the walls as it does in my head ;)

January 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Those chairs are gorgeous! What a great room :)

January 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Give me the chairs! I am in love too. I too many stripes would make me kinda batty though. But i'm drooling over the chairs.

January 14, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

I would totally use striped chairs! They look amazing.

January 14, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Mackenzie said...

striped kitchen, beat that :)

January 14, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I love this room, but I don't think I could live with it everyday.

January 14, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love love love stripes! The combination of the stripes is great.

January 14, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I found it and blogged about it...will be posting in a couple of weeks! :)

January 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Slumber Designs said...

OMG... I'm loving these stripes!! Such inspiration! Thanks for sharing.


January 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

i really love this. i love how the walls and chairs are insync. its lovely.

did i mention i LOVE this??

January 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger compulsively compiled said...

I have no stripes. I think I'd love some big, bold stripes. I have a friend who loves stripes. So much so, that I have to reminder her when making new purchases, no stripes!

January 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger compulsively compiled said...

I have to add that "A Bad Case of the Stripes" is one of my favorite books and I say that only because your title makes me think of it. Hopefully that's what you intended. I'd hate to sound foolish!

January 14, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger paula said...

Definitely adds some character. keeping it all in the same color category definitely keeps it looking good.

January 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I just posted about this same room. Sarah's House on HGTV. She's so great! Love those stripes too!

January 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

I like it. They are going different directions.

I am contemplating 2 chevrons. eeeks, may be too much. But I like to try and fail over not trying at all. And I like to change stuff, so a do over is always good with me:)

January 15, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger terry said...

I love this room. Is it Sarah Richardson? She is the Obi Wan of stripes and has me hooked on putting horizontal stripes on the walls. So fresh, so clean and so modern. Brings a traditional room up to date in such a stylish way.

January 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Bromeliad said...

Hmmh. I think I would skip it on the wall in this case.

January 18, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

i love the stripes! if i had the guts (and patience!) i would stripe my bathroom...

January 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger terry said...

This room IS Sarah Richardson (Design, Inc.). I would never have thought of hanging wall paper horizontally but this room is done in a rather restrained manner and just works. My daughter just bought a house and we're going to do this (with paint - soft yellow) in the sitting room just off the master bedroom. If I live through it, I'll post pictures.

January 19, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

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