Friday, February 13, 2009

An Ode To Stripes

"Once you accept the universe as something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy."
Albert Einstein

I have a lifelong eternal love of stripes. Subtle or bold, vertical or horizontal, brightly colored or black and white. I love the order. I love the pattern. I love they way a stripe instantly pulls together everything around it. In fashion and the home, there is nothing I love more than stripes.

Above three images all from Domino (they love stripes too!)

Nick Olsen's apartment as featured in Domino. Black stripes painted on simple roller shades make these window treatments hold their own in this bold room.

This bedroom (also from Domino) may be my ideal room. Bold stripes on the rug, paired with simple thin striped bedding paired with the rich details in the rest of the room equal a sexy, but not too girly, place to wake up in the a.m.

J.Crew's Creative Director, Jenna Lyons nursery uses stripes on the ceiling to bring whimsy. (Yes, you know this one is from Domino as well)

More Domino images showcase how stripes make all furniture better.

Subtle gold stripes behind this Miles Redd bed play off the details in the bedding. (Domino)

Domino, domino and more domino. Tear, sniffle, sob.

I saw this image years ago and have never forgotten it. The first thing I did upon moving into my home was paint blue stripes in my powder room just like this. (Domino)

Domino staffer Tori Mellott uses subtle colored stripes to add a layer of visual interest to her small NYC apartment.

Painting stripes on your walls may be one of the most inexpensive way to add bold interest to your room. As someone whose been there, done that, I'll reserve the word simple until after you've tried it. (Domino)

House Beautiful

Modern stripes and cheeky silhouette pillows make this traditional settee modern. (House Beautiful)
Amanda Peet, a fellow stripes devotee uses subtle stripes in different colors to add interest to her home. (Domino)

Even used as an accent, stripes pull together any room instantly. Used on traditional chairs or in this fun upholstered headboard, these room would look flat without them. (Domino)

Coburn Architecture via Coco + Kelly

Spring Stripes
Spring Stripes - by agiffin on

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know stripes could look so good on a floor or on a ceiling. That's amazing I want to have striped carpet now.