My LTR with Stripes

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

They're classic, they're fresh, and even a little bold.  My beloved stripes.  I've  loved them for a long time.   Especially on curtains.  Remember these from The One Room Challenge?

Many of my clients have seen stripes in their homes, too.

Okay, the stripe is subtle in the curtains above.  It's a tone on tone stripe.  But a stripe no less.

I've cyber-hugged this long distance client in Texas for taking a leap of faith and installing these penny tiles in a black and white stripe in the library renovation of her historic home.  Courage, people. 

And from around the internets, some more stripey inspiration - with pretty colors!

How brilliant is the designer that used the bold black & white stripe on the settee to relax the formal architecture?

Stripes, I can't quit you! My love of stripes is so true and so deep, I've even devoted a Pinterest board to them. You can follow it here.

Do you like to use stripes in your home?

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Kim said...

Beautiful spaces you have created!! Stripes are HAPPY! and I love them as well! That FLOOR!!! drop-dead-gorgeous!! xo

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I LOVE STRIPES! They make everything happy!
Beautiful rooms, Kim.
Happy Wednesday.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Kim, its funny, I like all of those images but stripes are not a "go to" for me. I think I need to reconsider and write it on the palm of my hand every time I go shopping ;)

My Interior Life said...

I adore stripes and coveted your striped curtains so much that I tried to order them for my kid's playroom but they were sold out/on backorder. I will use them one day, somewhere - mark my words. And that striped floor in Texas - OMG, words fail me. Definite courage - that lady is my hero!

Thehouseofhampton said...

I'm so glad you posted! I've missed you. Your client is not going to regret the strip tile. It's bold, neutral, and a major impact!! Please post photos when the job is done. I'd love to see it.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOVE stripes!!! In fact, I'm thinking of striping up a floor in my house too! said...

I love them too. I'm not allowed to buy anymore striped clothes. My pintrest board for London ideas is a lot of black and white stripes. LOVE

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The images you have shown us ---work!
They will not go "out" with a trend!
I especially love the tone on tone drapery. Reminds me of RH Silk drapes of old!
I have one stripped piece my MGBW Too Sexy Sadie chair! Love it.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am in love with all the images floating around. I hope you post pictures of the black and white floor when it's done.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I love stripes, too! I'm wanting to work on making striped fabric on Spoonflower. I searched for a while today for stripe templates or a good stripe pattern generator, but didn't find anything. If you have ideas, please share!

Unknown said...

Im with you Kim, I adore stripes always have always will. That floor is the more dramatic thing Ive seen in a long time and soooooooo beautiful. VEry gutsy but 1000% great!
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Nancy

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

OMG I am dying over the black and white penny tile stripes! So fantastic! Please, please show the room when it's finished. cool.

pam {simple details} said...

That floor is so flipping fabulous!! Stripes are always a favorite in decor and my closet!