Monday, September 6, 2010

Stripe Me Happy

Pieter Estersohn Design

I vividly remember the first time I saw this bathroom in a magazine over a decade ago. The clean lines and simple palette of the horizontal stripes made a strong, graphic impact with out resorting to any design cliches. That was the first time I realized in my wanna be designer's mind that simpler was better, and you can't get any simpler than stripes. Thus began my love affair with horizontal stripes.

These jack-of-all-trade stripes work in any decor ranging from sweet nurseries to modern living rooms. Small tweaks in width, color and scale create a wide range of tone and mood workable in any room.

Wide, variegated stripes impart vibrant energy in this modern room.

Contrasting stripes create a glamorous vibe in the foyer.

Tonal stripes set a quieter mood in this boy's bedroom.

These stripes remind me of an an upscale boutique. I wish I did this in my bathroom.

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