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More Chic Stripes

by habituallychic

06 . 30 . 11
As much as I love them, I don’t think I have the patience, energy or budget to have stripes painted in my new apartment.  But I was thinking that maybe I could handle them in the bathroom.  Black and white seems to be a popular choice as seen by Stephen Shubel, above who used them twice.  I love the yellow although that color won’t work in my space, the teal blue shade could be a contender.  I definitely see some paint samples in my future.

J.Crew Collection store in Lonny


Stephen Shubel

Alessandra Branca via Elle Decor

John Learner via Elle Decor


Jamie Creel via Elle Decor
House Beautiful

Leslie Klotz via House Beautiful


Krista Ewart via Domino Book of Decorating
Joe Nye via House Beautiful

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  1. Splendid Sass June 30, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    Beautiful! I am painting taupe stripes in my bedroom.
    Such inspiration here.

  2. Karena June 30, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    I am loving the look of stripes more and more. For some reason the black and white going horizontally bothers me though. I still love the yellow and whites.

    Art by Karena

  3. Chic Coastal Living June 30, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    I love the coastal bathroom with the yellow stripes!

  4. Anonymous June 30, 2011 | 4:01 pm

    I had vertical periwinkle blue and white stripes (about 12 inches wide) in my bedroom growing up and I loooved them. I have pale pink and white stripes in my apartment now.

    They are so fresh and timeless!!

  5. Alex June 30, 2011 | 4:12 pm


    The pink striped bathroom is featured in the Domino Book of Decorating. The caption reads “Bathroom of Krista Ewart, interior decorator.”

    I enjoy your posting; keep it up!


  6. Suzanne June 30, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    I really love the look of the stripes — it adds so much dimension to the room. But it must take forever to paint!

  7. Dandy June 30, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    i only like the joe nye, and i love that. the rest would be too much for me to live with.

  8. Todd June 30, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    Let me know if you need a Ralph Lauren paint deck 😉

  9. The Devoted Classicist June 30, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    I adore stripes. But if you feel contrasting geometry might be too much, consider tone-on-tone.

  10. JWC June 30, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Completely in love with most all of these… especially the ones that have faux tented ceilings… there’s something so regal and Napoleonic about that look, like Empress Josephine’s room at Malmaison

  11. Casey June 30, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    I dream of doing that to my powder room (when I get one).

  12. Brillante Interiors June 30, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    To tell you the truth some of these stripes, especially the black and white ones, make me dizzy! They are gorgeous to look at in a magazine but every day?

  13. carriesdesignmusings June 30, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    Good Luck with your move, very exciting. I’d literally give my pinkie for a little place in NY. Feelin the stripes!

  14. Natasha Simpson * June 30, 2011 | 8:27 pm

    Love the horizontal stripes and how they go all the way from the wall to the ceiling in the first room. Great blog!


  15. Cheryl June 30, 2011 | 11:51 pm

    I agree with The Devoted Classicist and would decide on a color and then do tone on tone… The stripes will please you but it may be less jarring for a studio…
    But on the other hand… Paint is not permanent. You can always cover it with a fresh coat!

  16. Renée Finberg July 1, 2011 | 12:14 am

    i think each and every example you have posted are great.

    if i have to lose my broadly striped floor in my new showroom…
    i am going to do the bathroom like the 1st image.

    thanks for you great design eye!

  17. Sweet Freak July 1, 2011 | 1:55 am

    Wow, I’ve never seen so many candy-striped bathrooms – I love it!

  18. Jennifer Romans-Smith July 1, 2011 | 2:04 am

    I like stripes, but i see myself getting tired of them very quickly! It may be to much of a good thing. Maybe stripes below molding and a solid color above.

  19. B is building a house July 1, 2011 | 4:20 am

    I love black and white stripes! In fact I just bought an apron with thick black and white stripes!!!



  20. Caterine July 1, 2011 | 4:35 am

    I’m currently loving all strips, and on the walls just amazing! It’s def. in one of my to do lists for this summer. 🙂


  21. Ann July 1, 2011 | 8:28 am

    Oh those black and white stripes in the bathroom looks so gorgeous, and they give the illusion of extra height. love it ♥

  22. First House on the Right July 1, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    I think it’s very chic but I think too much for me even in a bathroom 🙁 Good luck with the new apartment. Nicolex

  23. mydeco July 5, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Stripes always make a room look great and can definite;y bring focus to (usually) boring plain walls.