WHY NOT WEDNESDAY : show your stripes!

“Why not consider stripes next time you’re looking to update your decor?”

Apparently stripes are “in” for 2013 but honestly, have they ever been out?  Wide or pin, horizontal or vertical, stripes are classic yet versatile enough to go with absolutely any decor style.

stripes modern masculine & feminine balanceCombining and updating:  Above is an example of a his and hers place -a young couple’s first apartment. A mix of modern and eclectic, feminine and masculine.  Adding a new bold stripe rug, a textured striped ottoman, throw pillows and small stripe picture frame help to tie the colour palette and make both of their individual stuff come together in a more purposeful and unified way.  Click HERE for the full list of products and to shop all that you see in this look!

Currey & Company Alberto Orb Chandelier

Currey & Company

Olin Gold 5x8 Rug

Crate and Barrel

Glamour and Stripes

Keeping it from getting too girly: Imagine this look (above) without the modern striped rug or the in-your-face graphic pendant light fixture (or the striped tray, plant container, throw pillows and frames…).  If the rug and pillows were floral and the fixture was a crystal chandelier the feeling of this space would be much softer and more feminine -not to mention that the gold gun table lamp would look really out of place!  Click HERE to shop everything in this look!

Calypso Tray - Blue/Cream Stripe

Calypso Tray

David Trubridge - Bounce Pendant Lamp : David Trubridge - Bounce Pendant Lamp -Black

David Trubridge


Stripes in a busy roomLightening it up: Those who love pattern can sometimes get carried away! Just because the honey bee repeat pattern drapes, kaleidoscope rug and floral throw pillows all match by color doesn’t mean they go together! Edit out a few items and opt for the classic and always versatile stripes instead!  Stripes go well with a variety of patterns and can go a long way in helping to break things up by making a space feel less heavy. Click HERE to view the full list of products and shop every item in this look!

DwellStudio Draper Stripe Ash Standard Sham Set


Jagges Stripe Oslo Gray Rug Rug Size: 3' x 5'

Jagges Oslo Gray

Jonathan Adler Wallpaper

Thanks for checking in!  -Julie

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2 thoughts on “WHY NOT WEDNESDAY : show your stripes!

    • Wow! Thanks so much. I checked the link -and browsed your blog too! Your basement is coming along very nicely! (I also totally dig your nails!! Super cute!). Thanks!

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