Floral. Ikat. Geometric. Paisley. Block Print. Plaid. Toile. There are so many wonderful prints to work with when it comes to decorating your home! I’ve found that people can be a little reluctant to incorporate prints into their homes - mostly because they’re afraid that whatever print they select will be “out” in a short period of time. I get it - decorating is expensive so we want to select design elements with real staying power!
What if I told you there was one category of print you should never fear?
It’s true and it’s a personal favorite of mine.
It’s the fresh and fabulous stripe!
Here are striped walls in a mud room in Veronica Beard’s weekend home as seen in Elle Decor. If I’m not mistaken, the stripes were hand painted.
I can’t get enough of this dramatic Shelley Johnstone designed dining room. The walls are upholstered in a Schumacher stripe. It’s so chic and so pretty - and completely timeless!
But don’t think decorating with stripes is limited to wall treatments.
These fresh blue and white striped chairs are in the home of Nashville designer Sarah Bartholomew. Stripes just never get old!
It’s also hard (for me) to resist a striped rug.
Did you even know you can have more than one stripe in a room? Here Mark D. Sikes fearlessly placed a striped sofa right on top of a striped rug! I love this room!!
Love these striped roman shades (below) in Harlem based designer Sheila Bridges’ chic and colorful kitchen.
For the timid decorator, striped pillows are a great way to interject the fresh, timeless feel of stripes to your room, ala Suzanne Kasler (seen below).
Here are a few more striped goodies to inspire. Enjoy!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about decorating your home, give Kim at a call at 423.653.3186 and let’s work together to create place you’ll be thrilled to come home to!