such a classic pattern that has been used in interior design for eons.
How to make it look fresh and new?
Turn it on it's side and go horizontal !!
I'm sure this wasn't the first time I had seen horizontal stripes, but this cover really left an impression on me because they had turned the wallpaper sideways to install. I was in love!
Since I'm really into mixing the classic with the modern, I think this play on the stripe brings those two elements together unlike a traditional vertical stripe could have.
Here's a few more examples of how the horizontal stripe marries the traditional with the more modern style.
Better Homes and Gardens
Mary McDonald, Interior Designer
Caroline Paterson, Interior Designer
Nathan Turner, Interior Designer
Even on a lampshade! Love the attention to detail, don't you?
Robert Passal, Interior Designer
Can you see the door in this one? How fun is that! I love the mix of the traditional architectural drawings with the contemporary elements....hide chair, parson's table, graphic rug....
Victoria Hagan, Interior Designer - Holly Hunt fabricSo, how many repeats in this space?
Have you noticed that when the stripe is so predominant, it's important to tone down everything else? The neutral furniture and accessories allow the stripe to take center stage.
Mary McDonald as see in Domino Magazine
Dolly Howarth, Interior Designer
Isn't this just more fun than a plain red entry?
Lee Klienfelter as seen in Lonny MagazineClassic black and white is energized when it's run horizontally in varying widths.
I think it takes a certain degree of "chutzpah" ( or "cajones", as we often say in Texas!) to run with the horizontal stripes.
Can you do it?