Love At First Stripe

Aside from Buffalo Plaid, my other favorite style icon is stripes! Big and bold or soft and dreamy, stripes make a statement about your style.

Define your space with stripes. Add a touch of bright to white.

Just a touch of bold for night.

Give the illusion of length

or height But not width. Stacy and Clinton warn most of us to avoid horizontal stripes, but honestly, if I looked like this, why not?!?!)

To me, navy stripes are nautical and beachy…like this comfy chair

Or umbrellas in a row or one perfect hat One fabulous suit

One perfect summer tote

One perfect sail

My latest obsession? Chevron Stripes. WOW! Introduced by the Missoni Fashion House back in the 70′s, chevron stripes are all the rage right now. You will find the signature zig zag pattern in eye-popping fashion,

Decorating vintage vignettes or modern, ecletic homes Even in nurseries! I am a lover of fashionable babies as much as the next mom, but not sure if even I could sleep in this room!

Recently spotted this picture in House Beautiful Magazine. You know that moment when you see something, really SEE something, and your heart starts pounding and your mind starts racing and you think, “where, oh where can I put this?!?” That “Ah, Ha!” decorating moment. This was it for me. I see another project in my future…

Time to get out the masking tape and paint supplies- oh, wait! – right after I finish the Hall of Shame!!! Susan

PS- I found this great tutorial on Pinterest on how to make perfect Chevron Stripes in your space. And if you happen to finish your project before I finish mine, please send me pics @ countrydesignhome@gmail.com and I will post them!

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