Monday, August 6, 2007

Does this make me look fat?!?!

(Kenneth Alpert, featured in Interior Design, Feb. '03)

I know you've heard people say that horizontal stripes aren't that flattering to wear...but on your walls, it's perfectly okay...in fact, brilliant! To continue a black and white kick I've been on since last week, I thought I'd share of my favorite scenarios of where black and white stripes look oh so good together. Hope you enjoy!!! **Sorry if these images combined give you vertigo :)**

(Alessandra Branca, featured in Elle Decor, Dec. '06)

(Miles Redd, featured in Domino, Oct. '05)

(Anne Coyle, featured in Elle Decor, March '05)

(Mary McDonald, featured in Domino, Jan/Feb '06)

23 comments:

Laura said...

I adore, adore that Anne Coyle hallway and have ever since I saw it. The wainscoting below the horizontal stripes, coupled with the traditional furnishings, keep it from feeling too overwhelming or mod-optical-illusion-y.

ALL THE BEST said...

I second the Anne Coyle photo/hallway...LOVE it!!

style court said...

Three of my faves are here: Anne Coyle, Redd and Mary McDonald!

Sarah said...

I love the Anne Coyle picture too - mosques in Marrakech where I live seem to feature horizontal stripes of about that width on their back walls (visible when you're wandering in the derbs, looking for your house). Not black and while, alas, just two tones of the pinky orange of most of Marrakech, but still - it was the first thing that sprang to mind when I saw the picture and I thought I would share! I always thought it was a particularly chic design for the mosques to latch onto...

Sarah

A Year in Marrakech

Cote de Texas said...

I love, love, love the top picture. So beautiful!!!


Joni

Suzy said...

Mmm, the hallway by Redd and Mary McDonalds walls are perfection.

The Peak of Chic said...

My bathroom is vertical black and white stripes. If you stare long enough you get a little dizzy, but I do love them.

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, you're right Laura, that Anne Coyle hallway is the perfect blend!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks All the Best, I can see the Anne Coyle photo is going to be a fav. of many :)

girl meets glamour said...

I know Courtney, three fab designers all in one post...glad you enjoyed this one :)

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the comment Sarah and for stopping by my blog :) I know exactly what you're talking about with the stripes on mosques in the middle east, I lived in UAE for a while and remember the arch/design so well, only wish I had photos :(

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Joni...that pic was on the ID cover back when it was featured! Glad you liked it :)

~Kate

Joanna Goddard said...

i feel weirdly claustrophobic when i see stripes on walls....i think it has a surprisingly slimming effect!

Mélanie said...

I love stripes and black white so your pictures are such a source of inspiration.
Mélanie xxx

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Melanie!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Oh, I bet your bathroom is so fun POC!!!

girl meets glamour said...

I hope I did make you feel ill after this post Joanna :) Thanks for the comment!

~Kate

katiedid said...

I second Courtney's comment! She named all my fave designers here.

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the comment Katie! I know, how could you not love those three :)

~Kate

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I think stripes add a lot of energy to spaces. I like what
Mary McDonald has done to her office, but she should have left the backsplash off of that countertop....sorry Mary! Good post.

JHAYNE said...

oh, swoon! fabulous post!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Patricia!! I love the Mary McDonald office as well, but I have to say I agree with you too.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Jhayne!!!