Seeing Stripes

by Melanie, July 15, 2013

There is something about stripes and summer.

Pottery Barn Classic Stripe Umbrella

Bright, cheery, flattering when vertical — stripes are a classic summer staple for beach umbrellas, totes towels and vacation homes.

Dash and Albert Rainbow Stripe Tote
Kara Weaves Infini Towel
Striped bedding and drapes, as seen in Coastal Living Magazine.

But stripes can provide classic cool off the beach as well.

Brighten your entry way with a colorful vertical stripe from York Wall Coverings.

Or hang a playful striped drum shade over your table.
Aunt Kitty Drum Pendant, Stray Dog Designs

This striped poof from Dash and Albert would be great in a playroom or kids’ room.

The chevron effect on the corners of a table lamp make for a dramatic stripe.
Mary Kate Lamp, Stray Dog Designs.
We love the way the striped rug in this dining area creates visual contrast.
(As shown in California Home and Design)
Another great use of the striped rug in Nate Berkus’ Chicago Home.
(As seen in Elle Decor)
Try a Christopher Farr Cloth Vertical Linen stripe in your house.
Our client loves the striped art work in her living room by Whittington Design Studio.
Or try an entire wall of reclaimed wood stripes in lieu of artwork.
Photo source here.

So go ahead and take some inspiration from your beach umbrella.  Add some classic stripes to your home design.

Do it!

P.S.  Got some junk in your trunk?  Try this striped “Junque Trunk” storage bin from Scout.

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