All About Stripes

NG Collective via Domino

Who doesn't love a good stripe? Stripes work everywhere, and depending on the width and color, can add anything from drama to playfulness to a room.  If your space needs grounding, they're the perfect solution.  

I redesigned my daughter's "hangout" room (above) for a

One Room Challenge

, and used a navy and white striped rug.  

Rugs are one of my favorite ways to add stripes to a space.  These examples, plus the one I used in my daughter's space, are all

Dash & Albert.

Carolyne Roehm

The table is also a fantastic spot to place a stripe.

How I adore seersucker.  Aren't

these dinner napkins

fun?  The colors are great, and I'd also love a set in pink : )

Blue and White Monday with Victoria Hagan

Architectural Digest

Could this be more perfect?  All of the pretty blue and white on the wall of ivy is just wonderful. Blue and white with nature's green is always refreshing.  This is the pool terrace of interior designer

Victoria Hagan

's family home in Connecticut.  

Architectural Digest

Here's the beautiful ivy clad Georgian facade,

Architectural Digest

and, this is the pool.  To see the rest of this lovely house, go

here, to Architectural Digest.

Victoria Hagan designed the interiors for

Philip House

, an Upper East Side condominium residence. The images above and below are two of the many amazing spaces she created for the building.

Elle Decor

This Victoria Hagan space is one of my favorites.  Who doesn't love a blue and white stripe?

And, while I'm sharing spaces by Victoria Hagan, I have to share this spectacular project of hers from





here to see the feature

, and

here to see a video

of the designer sharing this breathtaking property.

Blue and White Monday: Tile

 The Watermark Collection from Cle´

When I ran across these tiles recently, I fell hard.  The colors are beyond gorgeous, and the watercolor effect is dreamy.  Watercolor anything is just so hot right now.  

Anthology Magazine

So, after thinking about

The Watermark Collection

, I realized it had been awhile since I shared blue and white tile with you.  What fun I had collecting these lovely images -- hope you enjoy : )

 Michael Smith from Elle Decor

 Mark D. Sikes from

House Beautiful