Stripes renaissance
Homes & Gardens|February 2022
Never really out of fashion, the classic stripe is having a particular moment right now and it’s less about the country ticking look and more about adding personality
ARABELLA YOUENS
ON REPEAT

From A Rum Fellow’s Promenade collection, these stripes are shown off best when layered for a dramatic yet classic look. Bed and headboard in Scoop Stripe in Neptune, £115m; curtains in Drift Stripe in Atlantic, £115m; Komorebi rug in Dusk, from £1,620, all A Rum Fellow.

CASUALLY JOYFUL

There is little more charming than a loose slipcover in a pleasing stripe weave and contrast piping is the cherry on top. The stripe here is inspired by a fabric originally used for sacking to collect olives on the Mediterranean periphery, handwoven in India to achieve the loose, open weave and softness of the original. Olive sacking in Peacock, £90m, Guy Goodfellow.

INSTANT HIT

A striped rug or runner is a simple way to deliver personality to a plain space. As an investment piece, it will never go out of fashion. Kilim rug, from a selection, Sinclair Till. Enfilade sideboard, £5,040, Les Trois Garçons. Lamp, from a selection, Porta Romana. Black Still Life bottles, Akiko Hirai at The Cold Press.

SOPHISTICATED FUN

We adore the formal yet bold style of this scene, like something out of the Mad hatter’s tea party. The stripe upon stripe lends the room a real sense of fun – and from who else but the oh-so-talented table setting creators at Summerill & Bishop. Tablecloth, from £275; napkins, £25 each; dinnerware in Avocado Green, from £52, all Summerill & Bishop.

BROWN PAPER CHIC

Winner of the Best Wallpaper category in our 2021 Design Awards, this paper from Adam Bray was inspired by the 1960s and 1970s interiors trend for manilla papered walls. The fireplace, shelves and ceiling painted to match is a wonderful finish. Brown Paper Stripe wallpaper in Green, £165 a roll, Adam Bray for Hamilton Weston Wallpapers.

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