Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Painted Stripes Inspiration and Such

Brett and I are currently contemplating painting the office, the stairway, and the mudroom with some sort of stripe. He wants the theme of the office to be Duke Blue and white, while I am thinking toffee colors for the stairway and blues for the mudroom. Here is my collection of images we are looking to for inspiration on direction, spacing, and placement of the stripes. This first one is my FAVORITE (duh, its yellow and white!) by far, but I don't think I have a place where it would work. More after the photos:



Yellow vertical Stripes
(House to Home)

(via My Home Ideas)
(via Ideal Home)

pink and orange horizontal stripes
(Sheldon Mendel Assoc. via Casa Sugar)

(via House to Home)

(via House Beautiful)
(via House Beautiful)
(via House Beautiful)
(via Domino Magazine)

(via Domino Magazine)

(via Domino Magazine)

(via Domino Magazine)

(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy)


(via Apartment Therapy)

(via Apartment Therapy, a "during" photo of the previous photo)
(via Apartment Therapy)
(via Apartment Therapy)
(via Apartment Therapy)
(via Apartment Therapy)
(Katy Elliott via SwishyandSwanky)
(via HomeScape)

(via HomeScape)
(Anne Coyle via ThePeakofChic)
I am thinking for the mudroom, if I DON'T go with beadboard then I will work with some vertical stripes in light blue and do the ceiling like the light blue one above from house beautiful. The ceiling is really high in there so I think it would be beautiful!

For the stairwell, I am already playing with a toffee/latte/caramel color scheme, so maybe a neutral tone-on-tone or same-color-different-sheen diagnonal stripe or zig-zag.

For the office, I am liking Duke Blue and White stripes gathered in the center of the room like the autumn-colored dining room above from Apartment Therapy. Or maybe some horizontal "faux chair rail" stripes?

Definitely more on these projects later on as they materialize...

What do you guys think?

3 comments:

Courtney said...

I have always liked vertical stripes - it looks regal & makes the rooms look tall. The Marriott hotels often have rooms decorated like that. You are braver than I with putting stripes in the mudroom though. I would not want to have to "touch up" or repaint those stripes often & I know what my husband does to mudrooms!

jd said...

boy there are some scary pictures in this blog?? esp the black stripes!!

Peacock Feathers said...

Love, love all the stripes! I just came across a new picture of a turquoise striped stairwell that is too die for...