Guest Picks: Stripe While It's Hot

Cute, quirky stripes can add as much interest to any area. A small accent in exhibited tableware, a tiny piece of artwork or a brightly striped tray is all you need to live colorfully in 2013. Even if color is not your thing, chic classic stripes in neutral colours can still heap on the size and effect.

Layer stripes with textural solids for a subtle look, or mix and match various striped objects to get the pattern-mixing look that’s so hot right now. Changing the styling up season after season is a superb way to keep the look fresh! — Erin from House of Earnest

Society 6

Red Stripe Framed Art Print – $33

These watercolor stripes remind me of my beloved nautical shirt. I believe the framed artwork version of the classic design staple is simply perfect.

Harabu House

Chewing the Cud Stripes Canvas Buckets – $12

If you are organizing for the new year, these tiny striped buckets are simply the fun punch of color you want. They’re collapsible, can be suspended and therefore are too adorable.

B&M Stores

Arthouse Opera Riviera Neutral Stripe Wallpaper – GBP 7.99

Black and white is daring, but the soft painterly stripes in this wallpaper are anything but. An whole area of the could be soft, textural and so unique. I’d really like to find this paired with a few awesome colorful furniture like a navy velvet couch!


Kahler Omaggio Carafe – $60

This darling small carafe has composed cool blue and green stripes. It would look so pretty like a decorative thing — and even prettier full of a favourite beverage for your next party.


Stripe Dinner Plate, Pink – $9.99

Punch your location setting up a top notch with those pink-on-red striped dinner plates. Topped with crisp white salad dishes along with a floral napkin, these would be a welcome coating at your dinner table.


Mint Color-Block Decorative Pillow by Jillian Rene Decor – $45

Stripes are awesome, and color-blocking is even more awesome. I really like mint with navy, and in this simple, bold cushion, I believe that they’re in the home together. And they will be even more at home in that your home.

Fine Little Day

Hot Water Bottle, Striped – EUR 34

Hot water bottle covers need to be more soft and comfy, but that does not mean that they must be boring. This fashionable striped variant from Fine Small Day will turn your dull days right around.

Contemporary Dressers – $499

I adore this torso for the light stripes combined with all the really classic shape. Its pale ivory color might work well with so many different decor schemes (classic, luxe, international, girly), or it might even work when mixed with some heavier, darker pieces in a more masculine space.


Personalized Lucite Tray, Simple Stripe by Pencil Shavings Studio – $58

Following is a pretty striped tray for your “pretties.” I adore this easy Breton stripe, particularly because it is so emphasized contrary to the chunky clear Lucite.

ABC Carpet & Home

Ahimsa Silk Black Stripe Pillow, Natural – $65

This pretty silk pillow is so much more dimensional than a standard stripe. The natural striations in the contrary direction of the black stripes keep this layout refreshing and not too overwhelming for your couch.


Henrika Cushion Cover, Light Beige – $7

Although the stripes on this pillow are subtle, the sheen and matte finish make it luxe and daring. I’d pair it with a rich color in a geometric or something textural to put off the glow even more.

ABC Carpet & Home

Shibori Stripes Silk Velvet Pillow, Pink – $245

The subtle dye result creates a pretty, light stripe that would look awesome paired with a bolder regular stripe.


Threshold Performance Sheet Set, Pattern – $49.99

An old-school ticking stripe on sharp sheets is a wonderful addition to the bedroom. I really like the gray color and believe it would be simply perfect paired with a duvet that is geometric.


Navy Stripe Linen Cloth by King x Ace – $19

Navy and white stripes will forever be a classic. This very simple cloth set is exactly what a tidy and bright white kitchen requirements.

Harabu House

Chewing the Cud Organic Fabric Wraps – $14

Cotton cloth used for wrapping is nothing new, but these darling contrasting stripes make it look like that. I really like that this really is a flexible notion and a present in itself too.

Lulu & Georgia

Panoptic Stripe Rug, Poppy Red – $23

Vibrant poppy-colored stripes bring a lot of color to a space, and the gradient design directs focus to the middle of the carpet. A round table with a tall vase of blossoms and stacks of novels would look awesome atop this gem.


Martha Stewart by Safavieh Chalk Stripe Area Rug – $159.99

If straight stripes are not your thing, this wavy Chalk Stripe carpet from Martha Stewart is simply perfect. It’s daring enough to be an eye-catcher but intermittent enough to be unique. Pair it with lots of textural neutrals to get a classic vibe.


Yellow Vintage Cups from The Orange Collective – $26.95

I really like how quaint these gold-striped juice glasses are, but they’ve got a pop that makes me grin. They would be the perfect addition to a small breakfast in the home.


Juke Armchair, Red Stripes – GBP 499

Bring focus front and centre with a racing stripe armchair. It is not too over the top, but it nevertheless has only the ideal bit of interest.


Hälso Steel Vacuum Flask, Yellow Stripe – $6.99

The one thing that can make hot cocoa any better is drinking it out of the striped thermos. This funky and enjoyable piece would look pretty sitting on open shelving in the kitchen too.

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