Stripes! In the Home & On the Runway! Home Decor Trends

I had already started working on this blog post when I opened my latest issue of Elle Decor yesterday and saw the fabulous article on stripes!  Great minds think alike!  These simple patterns of lines or bands on a contrasting background can have a huge impact in any design setting, whether they are displayed on walls, on pillows, on case goods or on upholstered items.  The design possibilities are endless and I have selected some of my favorite rooms featuring striped patterns for you to see.  Stripes, both horizontal or vertical, in any myriad of colors, can really either throw or direct the eye.  Interior designers can utilize stripes to call attention to an area or draw attention away from something by cleverly positioning a striped pillow or valance.    I find that black and white stripes have an especially vivid effect – take a look and tell us what you think!

Elle Decor

Photographer: Pieter Estersohn

Photographer: Thibault Jeanson
Photographer: William Waldron
Photographer: Thibault Jeanson


Photographer: Simon Upton

Photographer: Thibault Jeanson

Photographer: Roger Davies

Photographer: Simon Upton


Photographer: John M. Hall


Photographer: Pieter Estersohn


Photographer: Henry Bourne

Here are some fun ones from House Beautiful!

Jane Churchill’s bold Talpa Stripe puts the pop in master bedroom seating. 
Photo by John Gould Bessler



Tenting the foyer in a Rogers & Goffigon ticking 
photo credit: Thibault Jeanson


The bed canopy curtains are Grey Watkins Riviera Stripe
photo credit: Thibault Jeanson


Tom Scheerer converted the former children’s nursery into a master bath, which he tented with a Chelsea Editions linen stripe
photo credit: Francesco Lagnese


Farrow & Ball‘s Plain Stripe, in two tones of red with a painted glaze, adds warmth to the dining room and makes it feel special
photo credit: Mikkel Vang



Striped accents are a lot of fun and can add punch when combined with other, more formal patterns:
Here are some photos 

Photo Credit: Tim Street-Porter, Country Living Magazine




Photo Credit: Tim Street-Porter, Country Living Magazine
A simple black-and-white-striped window shade and chair cushion jazz up the soft blue in this nook.  
Photo Credit: David Prince For Country Living Magazine
I love this chic patio!  The black and white horizontal stripes trimmed in yellow with the iron chairs and the Greek key trim are very Dorothy Draper!
Photo Credit: Keith Scott Morton For Country Living

This pin striped teddy bear is charming against the chairs ticking stripe pattern!
I love this boy’s room, designed by Jane Churchill for her own son and featured in Southern Accents.  The striped fabric is distinctive and understated.
I just used a fabulous Jane Churchill pink and white stripe in my daughter’s room.  Read about it here….
Here is the photo I took after I did the installation of her paper and bed and before we hung whimsical wall art over the headboard:
(Photo Copyright Melissa Hawks, The Well Appointed House)  
I also had stripes in my last mudroom, which were perfect for the muddy Hunter boots and umbrellas that I always had in there.  There are so many ways to decorate with stripes!


Graeme Black Striped shirtdress
495 GBP – brownsfashion.com
Striped dress »

Sleeveless lace detail dress
1,200 GBP – brownsfashion.com
Stripe dress »

Striped knit dress
1,035 GBP – brownsfashion.com
Stripe dress »

3/4 length dress Women
$1,575 – moschinoboutique.com
3 4 dress »

The Well Appointed House by Melissa Hawks. Blue and White Stripe Bed…
$216 – wellappointedhouse.com

Here are some fun striped ensembles from the resort 2011 collections:

Marc Jacobs Runway Resort 2011
Naeem Khan Runway Resort 2011
Diane von Furstenberg Runway Resort 2011
Diane von Furstenberg Runway Resort 2011
Rachel Roy Runway Resort 2011
Christian Dior Runway Resort 2011
Christian Dior Runway Resort 2011
Chanel Runway Resort 2011
Chanel Runway Resort 2011
Chanel Runway Resort 2011
 Whether for the home or your closet, stripes continue to be a staple that stand the test of time.  For more fabulous striped items for the home, check out The Well Appointed House.  Bookmark our New Items and stay tuned for more chic items for the house and home!  We add new products daily and are the experts on how to live a well appointed life!  Happy reading and happy shopping!




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