Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The right stripe...

can be hard to find...but today I'm finding them. I think it can be fairly easy to go wrong with stripes...either in the pattern scale or simply the application. But, here are some examples of where the stripes are just so right!


(Designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber, featured in House and Garden, Oct. '05)


(Designed by Brian McCarthy, featured in Elle Decor, Dec. '07)


(Designed by Maria Noel, featured in Domino, June '06)
(Designed by Mr. Paul Siskin, featured in Interior Design mag)

This is what I've found so far, I hope to add more later today. Enjoy!!! What do you think of my findings so far?

21 comments:

Passementerie said...

I love stripes - and I love the chair in the second picture. A very simple and cheap way of using quite subtle stripes of course is old-fashioned ticking, which can go pretty much anywhere, can't it?

Sarah

s. said...

I especially love the black and white bathroom walls - really crisp and clean. And, in photo #1, HOW MUCH do I LOVE those curtains!?!

Style Court said...

All great Kate! I especially love how Noel perked up those antique chairs with a bolder than expected stripe :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Stripes are my very favorite, and these are some well done examples! Thanks!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm loving the red and white striped chair. That said, they're all great.

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh I'm crazy for the bathroom. Isn't it amazing how the width alone can take the look from traditional to contemporary?

{this is glamorous} said...

These are all great, especially the Jeffrey Bilhuber room, and I'm in total agreement about the curtains!

girl meets glamour said...

I know isn't that red and white chair great Sarah! You're so right about the ticking too!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know those curtains are great s.! Isn't that bathroom so striking!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Courtney! I would love to do something similar, very unexpected that stripe :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Melissa!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Some how I knew you'd like that red and white chair Jennifer!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I couldn't agree more Jane, thanks for the comment!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks TIG! I know those curtains are great!

~Kate

Pink Wallpaper said...

i love the chocolate and cream sofa stripe...it looks amazing!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Kate , thanks for dropping by today :-)
That first one in cream & chocolate is yum - and unexpected, they've obviously put thought into upholstering that chair :-)

robyn said...

Love this post Kate, all of your photos are great!

Things That Inspire said...

What a great post! I love the settee in the first picture.

ALL THE BEST said...

Kate I love stripes and these are just great!!! Nice finds!

franki durbin said...

I absolutely love the power the 'right' stripe. Stripes are powerful and can add so much to a room or a piece of furniture. It's so much fun to use chic (or bold) vertical striped in unexpected spaces.

And just look at those antique chairs tricked out!

Alkemie said...

I love stripes and this was a great post on it ! On walls, on furniture, on chairs...