Classic, crisp, and always chic, stripes are a surefire way to add interest and charm to our interiors. Perpetually agreeable, they play nicely with other prints—as the above space spotted on Washington, D.C.-based Griffith Blythe Interiors’s Instagram proves—and serve as a safe choice for those who might be averse to taking risks with patterns.
While we tend to not believe in design “rules” per se, we feel quite confident stating that you simply cannot go wrong with blue and white stripes. Above, the fresh palette provides the perfect backdrop for an airy living space in a project by Minneapolis’s Bria Hammel Interiors.
In a bedroom by Dallas, Texas-based Amy Berry Design, a blue-and-white dhurrie anchors the space while tying together the pillow fabric and bedside artwork.
Pairing a crisp striped rug with coordinating fabrics keep the eye moving in this blue, white, and pale green space by Dallas’s Collins & Sweezey.
In this bedroom by New Orleans, Louisiana-based Shaun Smith captured by photographer Sara Essex Bradley, substantial horizontal stripes in neutral hues make a stylish statement.
Washington, D.C.’s Alison Giese offers a softly feminine take on the striped bedroom above, punctuating the neutral space with an eye-catching animal print.
In the kitchen of her waterfront condo, Wendy Berry, owner and principal designer at Naples, Florida-based W Design, used a wide-striped blue-and-white fabric to add whimsy in her beautiful breakfast nook.