7.24.2009

shimmery, subdued and playful

Yes, all of these adjectives describe the versatile feeling that can be added to a space with stripes. They can create a casual and playful look when in all the colors of the rainbow...


(via leva & bo, magnus selander, magnus selander)
As subdued and sophisticated look when a mix of cool grays and white.

(via decor pad, blueprint bliss, nicolas matheus)
And they can even add glamour when they are in the form of the shimmery stripes of a moroccan wedding blanket--whether on the wall, tossed on a chair or as a floor covering of a luxurious bathroom.


(via coco+kelley, penny wincer and pure public)
What is your favorite style of stripe? Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. The county fair is the weekend so I think I will be embracing my inner cowgirl!

29 comments:

paula said...

I am all about that gray and white, just beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Blair.

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

beautiful homes. i love the white floors and all the cushions. happy weekend!!

Federica said...

Mi faves are the first pics! Very colorful! That little kitchen is so pretty!
Have a great weekend!

MichCherie said...

Its a toss up between the stripes on the floor and the stripes on the pillow on the deck. They both give a calming vibe. I think I'm feeling them the most because its still morning and I'm half asleep;) Great post, I love how stripes can be used to show various feelings.

xox
MichCherie

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I'm nuts about stripes! I love them all! colorful rainbow or grays! hope you have a lovely weekend! xo

Waxy said...

I am loving that dining area in the first picture - definitely bright color stripes for me!

Daniella said...

Ooooo I love the last two sets! That blue is amazing. And I don't know what those toasty things are but they look delicious, lol.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love all stripes! I can't get enough. So I totally loved this post. Have fun at the fair!

Kotori said...

Oh, that outdoor space... wow.

I love wide stripes usually, but really any stripe with do with me! Have a great weekend Blair. xo

Couture Carrie said...

Love all these sassy stripes!
And I have totally been looking for a console table like the one in the last photo ~ perfection!

xoxox,
CC

christina said...

I definitely fit into the bright, cheerful stripe category. Have fun at the fair. I got attacked by a hungry goat two weekends ago. I'm still emotionally recovering from the experience.

Amanda said...

I love the grey and white striped couch- so elegant yet modern. Also the bathroom with the tin tub and chandelier- genius.

You Are My Fave said...

Bah! How cute is that striped skirt under the sink? Love it.

Courtney said...

Oh such a tough call-- I really do love all three! The bright ones are so cheerful, while the subdued ones are simply lovely. Have a great weekend and enjoy the county fair!

Diane said...

I am usually so boring! Stripes do liven things up. Thanks for enlightening me!

Dana Córdova said...

That bathroom is exquisite!!! I could use a bath there today... thanks!

PS~Erin said...

Nice variety... That last picture is my favorite!

Have a fun weekend!

alice said...

Absolutely love stripes, and especially those big bold ones on the french looking settee! Fabulous pictures!

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

Ooh, I love the colorful kitchen at the top. The big windows and yellow walls are cheerful and inviting.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

If I had to pick one pattern to live with for the rest of my life, I think it would be stripes. I love them that much. These are some beautiful, beautiful examples. I love them all!

Apt. #34 said...

very yummy - love the big bold blocks of color!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

gorgeous! love that last room

Heidi said...

I absolutely love the first couple pictures. All the colors just bring a smile to my face.

Rachel Follett said...

I am really loving those rainbow spaces. They make me really happy!

BTW: Thanks for adding me as a friend on facebook!

Devon said...

I cannot get over the rainbow striped fabric used with the potting shed. So vibrant and fun!

down and out chic said...

the grey and white set is wonderful and i love that glamorous bathroom (i totally need a chandelier over my bathtub).

Callie Grayson said...

i love this post! I look at a favorite image then find another then another!!! that bathtub is pure heaven!!

Gaia said...

My fav style is the pale blu and white stripes in the fourth pic!

carlee said...

Love the striped settee!