Fun and flirty, dramatic and sexy… stripes are proven to be one of the most known patterns used in decorating our homes and textiles throughout the ages. So much in fact, that a book was recently released by Michel Pastoureau titled The Devil’s Cloth, A History of Stripes. The book is more in tune with the fashion world of stripes, but that was most likely the method in which we acquired the idea to begin decorating our domains with it. Pattern breathes life and character into the surfaces that they cover. Regardless of how we wear them or place them in our homes, stripes and all patterns alike are essential in the world of decor and self expression.
Staggered Stripes often work best in larger spaces since they can handle a break in room flow… they also make for great optical illusions!
Bold statements can be made in the home office or corporate setting.
Take it from celebrity designer, Todd Oldhams own home in the UK. His personal (and somewhat quirky style) allows stripes to serve as a playful backdrop to his dining room. Nice touch!
Can you ever have too many stripes? They even covered the baseboards! Brave.
Whether you have chosen to introduce stripes into your life through paint, rugs, tile, fabrics, artwork, wallpaper or clothing, you have boldly contributed to the history of pattern and vitality of design. Cheers!
Jordan Guide, ASID, NCIDQ No. 021998 of Jordan Guide Design is a high-end luxury interior designer based in Chicago.