Designing With Stripes

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The other day we found this article about decorating with strips and since we are crazy about stripes we thought we would share it with you.  Stripes can be clean cut and classic, like a traditional nautical themed room, or a more unconventional like the rugs from Dash & Albert Collection. Stripes also have an architectural power that redirects the eye and reshape a space.

Real Simple Magazine published décor tips from experts to help with striped décor.

1. Use high-contrast stripes in unexpected spots. For powder rooms and foyers (spaces where people don’t linger), strong stripes can be charming. “I love a brilliant stripe in a closet,” says Darryl Carter, a designer in Washington, D.C. “It’s like the lining on a fine coat.”

2. Match the size of the stripes to the size of the room. – In general, the larger the space, the wider wall stripes should be, because thin stripes in a big expanse can look like mere texture from far away. And in a small room broad, bold stripes can feel jarring.

3. Blend striped, floral, and solid accessories. A foolproof recipe for throw pillows: Put together three or four designs that are clearly distinct but share a palette. Try a wide stripe, a narrow stripe, a dainty paisley, and a solid. The effect is cohesive, with just enough randomness to feel homey.

Seldom Scene Interiors

Dash & Albert Olive Wave Rug

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