Blue and White Monday: Outdoor Stripes

House Beautiful April 2015

I'm still on my stripes kick over here.  Last week, I posted about both

stripes inside


striped apparel

.  Today, it's all about blue and white stripes outdoors.  These first three images are from

House Beautiful

's April issue which is absolutely packed with gorgeousness.  Not sure how many times I've looked through this magazine instead of crossing things off my "To Do" list...

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Architectural Digest

House and Garden

Williams Sonoma Home

If you're wanting to add this look to an outdoor space, the options are endless.  A

blue and white outdoor rug like this above

would create an impact.

The three pillows below

work beautifully together to create such a crisp look.

These outdoor Dransfield and Ross pillows

have been a favorite of mine for quite a while. I love a mitered stripe.

Below are options from

Target's Wickenburg Collection

.  While I like the look of a stripe with more white, I'm wondering if keeping the white minimal might be more practical for outdoors. Practicality and I are sometimes in conflict : )


chaise cushion

is one of many choices at Pottery Barn.

They also have

striped umbrella options


And, I can't leave out the ever important beach towel which is always perfect in a stripe.





Number three is from Lands End, and they're having a great sale on their beach towels right now.

Sporting Stripes

There's something about the approach of warmer weather that makes me think of stripes. Obviously, they're not seasonal, but every year about this time, I find myself even more drawn to them than usual. Yesterday, I

posted about stripes indoors

.   I thought I'd share some apparel and accessories today.  Who knows, you may see more stripes Monday : )










Happy Weekend!

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 : )