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Apr 5, 2010

Decorating with stripes

By: Marissa Liu

Decorating with stripes Author: Style At Home

Accessories
Apr 5, 2010

Decorating with stripes

By: Marissa Liu
Give a touch of timeless style to your home's decor by adding stripes. We've gathered 10 linear pieces, ranging from soft and neutral to bright and bold, that are sure to make your home look stylish and sophisticated.

stripes-rug.jpg 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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