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Striped w
alls is by no means a new trend.  Striped wallpapers have been around for over a century.  However, updated stripe styles are making a resurgance in today’s modern interiors.  

Here are a few of my favorite examples of wall stripes:
stripe with metalic edging 300x225 Wall Stripes
Here is a wonderful taupe and white stripe with a silver metallic edging.  

total stripe 283x300 Wall Stripes
How wonderful and daring!  The vertical stripe is continued onto both 
the floor and ceiling, becoming a horizontal stripe.  
And to add a bit of the unusual, the two opposite walls are striped in the 
opposite direction to complete the look.

wide horizontal stripes 300x183 Wall Stripes
In this room the white becomes the focus of attention when used in this manner.  
The over-sized taupe stripe dominated the wall and adds drama in a subtle way.
stripe on ceiling 300x225 Wall Stripes
And speaking of drama, continuing the stripe motif from the wall onto the ceiling is the 
best way to create drama in a room.  Additionally, the stripe is contained to the center 
of the wall and is not distributed throughout as in other rooms.
multi colours 300x225 Wall Stripes
This traditional application of a stripe is a great use of color.  Navy, orange, 
grey and white combine to create a stunning look with stripes of equal widths.

horizontal blue 250x300 Wall Stripes
Perfect for a summer beach house, this stripe effect creates the look of a wood
 planked wall.  By combining stripes of slightly varying sizes the 
look is asymmetrical but classic.

bw stripes 220x300 Wall Stripes

Fringe: A thing of the past and trend of the present

I have always been a fan of the fringe, and now it is everywhere...even in interiors. 
"Fringe. Thread. It’s all a bunch of tiny strings of textile coming together to make an impact, whether on a body in a clothing ensemble or hanging from a ceiling, like in this amazing installation. Fringe may have not been the biggest at Coachella earlier this month, but it’s a classic bohemian detail that will never go out of style. Let’s hope we see more thread installations like this used in interiors, too." (

The London based firm Serie Architects designed The Monsoon Club at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C (photoed below). The club is a multi-purpose performance space at the center but that's not the exciting part. Look up and you'll see an amazing installation of three-dimensional carpet that has been suspended over the main space! It was constructed out of four colored threads (white and three shades of blue) and influenced by ‘dhurries,’ a type of flat woven rug in India. This magnificent piece took over two months, 20 individuals, five staff members and 15 students to complete. The result is one you have to see to believe.