No offense, other patterns, but crisp, cheerful stripes might just be the best part of any room.
A grand blue-and-white striped antique dhurrie anchors the living room of a Hamptons house decorated by . Its palette is echoed throughout the room to create a chic but restful scheme. Fun fact: This room reportedly helped to inspire Diane Keaton's living room in the 2003 movie Something's Gotta Give.
Designer painted the office-cum-guest room of her Harlem apartment with a dashing arrangement of orange, black, white, and gray stripes. The color scheme is straight out of the early 19th century, while the effect is utterly mod.
In the New York City apartment shared by Tom Bezucha and Margaret "Sam" Hamilton, a lively red-and-white-striped shower curtain and striped terry towels make a brilliant statement in a bathroom.
Vibrant orange-and-pink stripes race down the bedroom-corridor walls of designer Victorian weekend house in Southampton, New York.
At either end of her dining table in Connecticut, designer Kristiina Ratia placed overscale chairs covered in wide black-and-white stripes that contrast with the linen-slipcovered side chairs.
Interior designer inventively set off the vertical stripes of a client's laundry room by papering the adjacent bath with the same pattern applied horizontally. The wall covering is Large Stripe by .
Lilac-and-white hand-painted stripes provide a crisp background for an eclectic Paris salon decorated by Brussels-based designer . They also help visually organize the array of art and objects.
A vibrant red-and-white-stripe cotton (Fruit Punch by ) enlivens a sunny breakfast nook in a Manhattan kitchen decorated by .
In a tower bedroom of his French country house, designer amplified the space's angles by installing Simply Stripes wallpaper. Vintage fabrics in the same palette were made into curtains.
The Manhattan apartment of and her family features a dashing butler's pantry whose walls sport earth-tone stripes in an eye-catching horizontal formation.
Malene Waldron painted various shades of blue, yellow, and green onto a plank ceiling at the farmhouse in Columbia County, New York, she shares with her husband, photographer William Waldron, and their children.
Artist Christopher Farnam hand-painted stripes up the nursery-wing walls of the Long Island residence of antiques dealers Charsi and Ian Harrington. The fresh blue-and-white scheme is a reference to the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
In the dining room of her Atlanta house, interior designer clad Dupuy side chairs by in Rio, a chic neutral stripe by , which she ran across the seat and back instead of vertically.
Awning stripes in soft shades of cream and gray are painted onto the walls of a guest room at designer getaway in Normandy, France, a house whose color scheme references the moody landscape.
At her house on Long Island Sound, Susan Harris outfitted a guest room with two striped patterns that blend rather than fight. The bed skirt, coverlet, and pillowcases are made of Boardwalk cotton-linen, while the yellow-and-white-striped carpet was made by .
In the master bedroom of Gaser Tabakoglu's Germantown, New York, home, an Anglo-Indian bed rises amid walls lined with red-and-white stripes. The vertical pattern has the effect of making the canopy bed look as if it's seamlessly connected to the walls.
In his Chicago living room, interior designer rolled out a striped carpet custom made by to give the space a jazzy sense of movement and pattern.
Red-and-white wallpaper energizes the center hall of designer Kristiina Ratia's Connecticut residence. Dark contrasting accents, such as the vintage lamps, ebonized frame, and gleaming floor, pump up the visual volume.
Art consultant Quito Fierro gave the guest bedroom of his Paris apartment the look of an elegant cage by sheathing the walls in a striped fabric by . The bed's airy metal canopy seems to disappear into the pattern.
The barrel-vaulted master bath of Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani's apartment in Paris is lined with black-and-white stripes. Extended onto a section of the ceiling, the pattern adds extra drama to the niche framing the nickel-and-brass tub.