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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

6.22.2011

On Stripes

[Please click to view full screen. Credits clockwise from the top left: striped walls via Ralph Lauren; bedroom by Peter Dunham as seen in HB, photo by Victoria Pearson; Ruthie Sommers's dressing room photographed by Ngoc Minh Ngo for InStyle, spring 2007; Carolina Herrera photographed by Jonathan Becker, as seen in domino, September 2006; Lisa Fine's Parisian flat photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Lonny; bedroom by Amelia Handegan originally appeared in Southern Accents, July-August 2003, photo by Pieter Estersohn.]

Tomorrow I'll have my first opportunity to see John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism (previously mentioned here) and will probably leave the High with a postcard or two. Ideally, I'd like to have an entire room with striped upholstered walls so I could tack up random found images wherever I pleased. At the moment, though, my plans simply involve recovering a chair seat with Ralph Lauren's hemp/cotton Cap Ferrat stripe. Like I said the other day, the casual fabric captures this vibe and even reminds me a little of the fringe-trimmed umbrellas seen toward the end of Chocolat.

[Borderline's Bamboo Stripe. Photo by Sean Myers for The World of Interiors.]

The mix at top is a look back at some favorite examples of art and other pictures set against striped walls. For another great example of an upholstered backdrop, click here, and for striped wallpaper, check out The World of Interiors, July 2011.


Find stripe paradise at Ian Mankin.

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