Even pattern-phobes can get in line with stripes! Clean, crisp, and just enough pattern to bring some (or a lot!) of interest to a space, stripes are the easiest way to enhance already striking prints or give something to a subdued room-- or wardrobe! From Breton tops that make us long for Paris to striped dining room chairs, we are on board with this print and always ready for more.
The motion dazzle of stripes has drawn us in at CDB Interiors. The classic design of stripes has a long been used with negative connotations—for clowns and criminals. Well, call us jail-birds, but stripes have certainly made a turnaround in the last few centuries thanks to none other than Queen Victoria. The Queen dressed her son in what we would eventually call nautical stripes for a yachting event. The navy and white intrigue changed from that moment onward. Seeing stripes makes patterns palatable to the most ornamentation shy. A stripe feels uncluttered and crisp in any space. Indoors or outdoors, stripes have us lining up to use them. This pattern can be used as a design element on its own, or to add an accent to an already bold choice.
In fashion, stripes do the same work in a fashion ensemble that they do in a space. Go classic with midnight and porcelain, or make a statement with a color-blocking rainbow stripe. While the horizontal stripe is more classic, the vertical pattern is a modern, more edgy vibe.