Stripe lovers may be pleased to hear that they are on top form and in good shape this year. Stripes are one of those deceptively simple patterns that can create a myriad of arresting moods and styles. Their geometry allows for playful interior design, from circus tent ceilings to the subtle (but powerful) pattern play of styling a horizontal next to a perpendicular stripe. Whether you are looking for a classical Regency stripe or for something more contemporary, here are a few exciting fabric and wallpaper designs that have been catching my eye.
Why we love a stripe
To my mind, there is always room for a stripe in a decorating scheme. There is something so fresh about them that often appeals to clients who are less fond of florals. As a design, they have a timeless quality that gives them more longevity.
Choosing both width of stripe and intensity of colour can affect the mood and style of a room. For instance, wider width stripes evocative of glamorous Côte d’Azur awnings offer a sunny, high energy.
House & Garden Top 100 interior and fabric designer Octavia Dickinson has set the scene this season with a thrilling striped sofa cover made in 15 wide width delicious plain colourways from her new Albie upholstery and curtain fabric. Hats off too to the seamstress who sewed all the individual colours together, it is a triumph.
Whilst narrower stripes such as Jaine McCormack’s successful Olive Sacking design for the Guy Goodfellow Collection or Ian Mankin’s iconic ticking stripes both offer a more contemplative mood.
With its black and white ‘stripey’ ribbon, Styling Box is my interior design service that offers bespoke designs, and samples all wrapped in a beautiful and useful Styling Box. The perfect gift for you, for friends and family. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and follow Styling Box on Instagram.
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3 thoughts on “Top stripes”
What a delicious blog post Charis!
Thank you so much, I am so glad you enjoyed it!
You had me!
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