HOW TO WORK IN SUBTLE STRIPES FOR HOME INTERIORS
Well its fair to say we had a pretty lovely time in sunny Salcombe. The weather was outstanding and we managed to hit the beach everyday. I can't recall exactly how many ice-creams I ate over four days but it was a lot!
SO MANY STRIPES IN SALCOMBE
Interiors wise we all know and love that stereotypical coastal style and I'm sure we have all dabbled in it from time to time - the blues, the whites, the anchor motifs, shells and sandy tones. Although I am not a big fan of replicating the traditional coastal look inland I always come back from the seaside wanting a few more stripes in my life! I have to admit that I was seeking them out but they were everywhere! and I do love them. They are so central to that seaside look but are so classic and timeless and can be perfectly placed for traditional and contemporary spaces. Without wanting to go overboard on stripes everywhere (not my fave look) I like to just add hints here and there to keep the coastal look subtle. Here are my top stripy finds...
SUBTLE STRIPES FOR A SOFT COASTAL HINT
I adore this cool little plant pot with wonky stripes in my favourite colour combination of pink and blue! Add a trendy cactus and you're good to go!
I remember bagging lots of Biggie Best floral curtains and frilly cushions back in the 1990's and although they are less chintz orientated these days (sad times) its nice to see some classic stripy designs! A good old faithful snuggly blanket for the winter is a must and I love these candy stripe cushions below!
Just a hint of that vibrant black and white stripe works so well in this otherwise bare and minimalist room! I think a lovely stripy art print would work well too with white walls and simple retro furniture.
Cute (but heavy) book ends from West Elm in this lovely stone/marble. They remind me of the Egyptian pyramids!
Stripes don't have to be straight! I love chevron prints and this is a lovely example in soft peach from the fantastic stationary people at Papier.
A pretty bold statement! I love it though, and it totally works right? I always think back to the hallway in Bridget Jones and that 90's wallpaper featured in her parents house at the beginning of the film. I have seen quite a few townhouses bearing stripy wallpaper in their hallways, which tend to be long and thin, and the stripes actually seem to widen the space!
Stripes within stripes, I love this rug from Heals and the gentle muted tones which give a subtle stripy look without taking over! Thank you also to Amara who featured this article on their top blog posts roundup.
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