Decorating with stripes
1 Wool area rug
Inspired by geological formations, this 100% wool hand-tufted plush rug mixes soft tones of shale, stone, light grey, mocha and cream. The lines of the rug shift from the straight and narrow in a fluid abstract stripe. $299-$599 US, cb2.com.
2 Hand painted serving tray
A vibrant, hand painted tray is a wonderful entertaining essential. Serve drinks, appetizers or desserts on it or stack with a few accessories to use as a fabulous, striped display. $45 US, afabulousfete on etsy.com.
3 Pendant lamp
Add a bit of pattern in the dining room with this block-printed linen shade that comes in two sizes. Introducing a striped lamp like this one creates a simple and sophisticated space. $349-$449 US, roomandboard.com.
4 Banded dinnerware
Classic black pinstripes and platinum banding decorate this set of fine bone china. For an elegant tuxedo effect, add a contrasting black-banded salad plate. $80-$300 US, Crate & Barrel.
5 Reversible bedding set
Reversible bedding is a convenient way to change up your sheets and keep bedroom decor fresh and interesting. This four-piece set features one dynamically striped side and an impressionistic floral pattern on the other. $120, homesense.com.
6 Linen drapery
Milled linen drapes loomed in broad, yarn-dyed stripes that alternate between solid, opaque and sheer panels are a subtle way of decorating with stripes. $79-$95 US, Restoration Hardware.
7 Bright ceramic pitcher
Brighten up any table with a preppy, New England-style ceramic pitcher. Nautical-inspired red and white stripes look lovely adorning this glazed pitcher that will readily serve cocktails and other beverages. $29 US, Pottery Barn.
8 Scoop-back chair
Modern grey stripes liven up simple bentwood chairs. These slick seats will add contemporary style to any area either as a single or a set. $79-$99 US, West Elm.
9 Organic table linens
Decorate with subtle stripes using this hand printed, finely lined table linen set. Made from natural 100% organic cotton, the set includes placemats, napkins, a table runner and a tablecloth. $50 US, nest-living.com.
10 Bold wallpaper
A stunning striped wallpaper will transform any room from drab to dramatic. Choose a contemporary colour with an iridescent metalic overlay and hang either vertically or horizontally for a chic look. $70 US/bolt, Graham & Brown.