March 9, 2011

Wild and Wacky Wednesday...with STRIPES!

Have you ever thought how striping, I mean "striking", zebras are?  Don't you just love what stripes do for these animals? Well, with that said...they can do the same for just about any room in your home...in a variety of ways.  Take a look!

By the way, this is a lovely wall tapestry!



Stripes can really add dimension to a stairway area and make it appear larger.

A variety of stripes used together creates a more whimsical effect.



Another striped room with a "twist"! Stripes on walls broken up with horizontal painted stripes.

What's not to love with this great focal point in the room?

Maybe you don't want many stripes, so how about adding a few choice accessories.

I LOVE painted striped furniture in any area!  Makes a statement on it's own for sure.



Striped rugs and runners are a great easy way to "pop" some color.  Here it pulls the color scheme into kitchen from other area in the home (see back room shown partially)....and just as an added bonus, take a quick glance at the light pendants used in this kitchen too...I love this simple addition!


Great little office "niche"...with a striped rug of course!



How about trying a painted stripe on the floor - well, I don't believe the "kids" really did this!


Yes, a "fave" of mine (it's pink). This rug added a bit of whimsy to a very traditional room. I think it's gorgeous! Would you be daring enough to try this?

Yet another fun way to add stripes...how clever is this.  This can even be a DIY project if you'd like. I could see it in a kid's room, a game room for the kids...a bright colorful sunroom, or perhaps even a kitchen?  Where could YOU picture using one of these?

I simply love the classic elegance of this Louis XV Ribbon Chair


And you KNOW we find stripes in our fashion world! A great sweater by Lilly Pulitzer by the way!


Ah...and a door to match the sweater!


The stripes used on the sofa and on the floor show how different stripes can sometimes even be used together.  Here, it adds the personality to this room.  Imagine for a moment if this room were only done in solid colors...no way the overall "feeling" of this room would compare to this.


How about that....more similar stripes in our clothing again!


...and in our newest fashion accessories...LOVE the hat!


Is this WILD and WACKY enough for you?  It's really very striking...striping....whatever, but a bit much for ME!  Now, how about YOU?


I hope you enjoyed seeing all the excitement that a "bit of stripe" can bring into your world. I would love to hear of some other creative ways YOU may have used stripes...or plan to use them.  

I hope your Wednesday is not really "wild and wacky", but instead..."Simply Irresistible"! Till next time...Ta-Ta!




Photos courtesy of Dwellings and Decor, Mary McDonald, Domino, Pinkwallpaper, Midevilwallpaper, Google images, Unknown sources, Manolohome, House to Home, Karen Harris, Style Hive, Thedecoratinghotline, Direct Mall, Better Homes and Garden, Lily Pulitzer, Veranda, Country Living, Real Simple, Fashionising.

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