Things I Love: Stripes
February, the month of love, is such a short month, so without nearly covering all the “Things I Love”, it’s time to draw the line. This post will be all about line patterns. Stripes can go from mild to wild, depending on width, contrast, and direction, and I love them in all ways! The thinner the stripe, the more of a neutral it becomes, and one of my favorite stripes comes from the very neutral world of menswear, the chalk stripe.
Another classic stripe is the ticking stripe, originally used for mattresses and pillows to keep the feathers in, today it is much more commonly seen in infinite variations used on bedding we can see on the outside.
Classic repeating stripes of the the same width are referred to as cabana stripes and they are probably what most people think of when they think of stripes used in interiors. Here they are in a pretty pastel combo, used in the sweetest of nurseries.
The wider you go with stripes, the more graphic they can get. This broad cabana stripe is graphic in black and white, yet conversely also open and airy. Stripes are versatile that way.
Stripes don’t have to always be vertical, though! On HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, I flipped them on their side in this Galveston coastal retreat bedroom, designed for my team lead Drew Scott.
In the beginning of this post I said that stripes can go from mild to wild, so what do you think about this entry with stripes going in all kinds of directions on both floor and ceiling? Too wild or just wild enough?
For more striped inspiration, please visit my Walk the Line Pinterest board.