Are you sick of the house posts yet? If so, let me know and I'll try to lighten up on that topic.
In the meantime, I have stripes on the brain. I've been noticing a huge trend right now of stripes galore in home design. I like them best when they're close to tone-on-tone so that they're not too overwhelming, but the big graphic punch of a bold color with white is also pretty cool.
Here are some example of the stripiest rooms I've seen around the blogosphere lately:
Since you don't spend that much time in the entry, bold stripes aren't too much for merely breezing through. Michelle from Three Men and a Lady painted these stripes herself to add some visual interest to her home's oddly shaped front hall.
These tone-on-tone stripes are a bit more subtle, and pretty for a bathroom; they're from one of my favorite DIY home design blogs, Young House Love. (If you click on the link to the left, Sherry & John from YHL provide full instructions for how to paint stripes like these yourself.)
Roeshel not only painted the walls in stripes, she put them on the floor too. The pattern on the floor is hand painted. Wow. And in case you weren't already impressed with the striped walls, fresh shower curtain and hand painted (hand. painted. come on!) floor, here's the before:
Yikes. Seriously good work on that re-do (as seen on Young House Love).
Here's another entryway in stripes; I love the pop of red among the gray and white:
Somehow stripes seem serene to me in this bedroom. If you check out the original post on YHL (here), you can see the before picture and how much the stripes really add to an already-nice room.
And, just in case you're not feeling the chunky horizontal stripes, here's a vertical stripe option that may better fit your fancy:
Love love love (especially with all those frames breaking up the stripes. Yum!). From the deceased but amazing Domino mag (RIP).
So what do you think? Are stripes ripe with you or are they too busy for your taste? I personally love them, but would probably stick to a smaller room, like a powder room or entry, to get all stripey with it. Do tell how you feel though....