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On Trend! Off-set and hand painted stripes

We all know stripes will never go out of style, but I do love when you see a classic pattern used in a new way. As design moves a bit away from boho, stripes have popped up to imply structure, but not a traditional way. 

The Holly Hunt Showroom in Chicago featuring stripes for Neocon 2017

The Holly Hunt Showroom in Chicago featuring stripes for Neocon 2017

Someone once said to me they would always choose a plaid over a stripe, but I disagree. You can do a lot with lines by offsetting them, changing directions, hand painting them and varying the scale. 

Nobody mixes patterns better than Kit Kemp

Nobody mixes patterns better than Kit Kemp

An Oslo based design studio Krakvik and D'Orazio use spheres to offset the rigid stripes in this styling concept.

An Oslo based design studio Krakvik and D'Orazio use spheres to offset the rigid stripes in this styling concept.

Painting by Angela Chrusciakiblehm of The Painted House

Painting by Angela Chrusciakiblehm of The Painted House

This traditional stripe is running in both directions on the panels and cornice giving it a modern edge. Notice the wavy stripes on that ottoman as well. 

Brooklyn based lifestyle brand Dokonoko

Brooklyn based lifestyle brand Dokonoko

I've pulled together some stripe forward items to help you see this classic pattern in a new light.

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Do you prefer horizontal or vertical stripes?