Thursday, April 5, 2012

Red, white and bold ...

This isn't a case of patriotic pride in a national flag. It's an appreciation for the dynamic duo of interior decor: red and white stripes. Okay, it looks good on flags, too!

Image via Fairfax Sammons Architecture.

The simple pairing of the boldest and most demur takes center stage in any room. There is no way to ignore the presence of red and white stripes. They are particularly striking on upholstered pieces, modern or traditional.

Images above via House Beautiful (left) and The Errant Aesthete (right).

The beguiling bones of a French bergere chair (featured in the book, Matisse at Villa Le Reve) upholstered in peppermint stripes are trĂ©s charmant. 

Image via Frugal Farmhouse Design.

You simply cannot turn around without seeing red striped, French grain sacks in online shops and in stores everywhere. This vintage staple has been crafted into pillows and used to cover soft goods of every imaginable kind. I love it, but enough is enough!

Image by photographer William Waldron.

Sweet stripes on Provencal furnishings proves that less is more. It's just the right touch to add character without overwhelming.

Image via Coastal Living.

Red and white stripes feel right at home with beach bungalow decor. Interestingly they carry the same 'weight' as the blue used throughout.

Image via Elle Decor.

Love the details in the bath above. The rug makes this vintage-inspired room come alive.

Image via My Home Ideas.

If its brash personality is too much on a large scale, smaller red stripes paired with an ivory-toned white still makes its presence known, but with a much quieter voice. The masculine accessories give this space the design 'cred' it deserves!

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