Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Stripes


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Surprise! I too am on the 'I love stripes' bandwagon! Simple, yet sophisticated. Fun, yet classic. I love to wear them and now I am thinking about decorating with them.

We have a guest room in our home that is covered in a farm inspired toile wallpaper. While I do love the country vibe inherent in the toile, I am thinking it is a bit on overload; and I need to add a little freshness to the room. So, I am considering adding black stripes on top of the black and white toile.

Now, this is where I need your help, my Loves . . . Do you prefer the horizontal or the vertical black stripe? Also, should I stick to just the walls or do the ceiling, as well?

And as our budget is tight right now, I just discovered the amazing vinyl floor tape, {in the last photo} that could magically work instead of painting the stripes? And at $7.40 for a big roll of 2 inch black tape, it seems too good to be true!?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions!

xoxo
Samantha

18 comments:

  1. I'm a total sucker for stripes, and it sounds like your guest room plan is going to be GORGEOUS! I would say stick to stripes on the wall-ceilings will be hard to keep straight!

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  2. ok, that first striped room is pretty incredible!

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  3. tnx for your lovely comment, you've got an interesting blog yourself..

    greets from croatia..

    violetpillsinc.blogspot.com

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  4. and your pillows..my god..real vintage love.

    kissez..

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  5. Love Horizontal thin stripes...cant wait to see the end product!! Have never seen the vinyl floor tape! pretty AWESOME!

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  6. I'm loving the yellow and the black, I like the black on the walls only, rad girl!!

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  7. I climbed in the bandwagon a long time ago. I obsess over everything with stripes!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  8. I love the idea of mixing the stripes with the toile for a fresh look. I think the first picture with the super skinny stripe would be a neat choice but it's classic but done in a more modern way and the tape would make it way easier. Can't wait to see it all together! Tell us more about the tape when you have time.

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  9. That first room is stripe perfection! I love.

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  10. Loving stripes myself. And I can't get over that first room. How fabulous is that Brillo? :)

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  11. Oh I love stripes too! I think I prefer the vertical kind.

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  12. Stripes are fantastic. I would say do the walls or the ceiling, not both. And I'd go with a lighter color and white -- for some reason, that doesn't hurt my eyes as much as bolder colors. Maybe a focal wall?

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  13. holy moly that vinyl tape // floor stripe situation is amazing!

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