Sunny, Nautical & Summery: Striped Accents at Home

Sunny, Nautical & Summery: Striped Accents at Home

Andie Powers
May 19, 2011

The sun is just beginning to peek out from behind the clouds in Seattle, and whenever that happens I start to think of everything summer! Stripes always seem to come to mind when the warm weather hits, whether it be from memories of beach house decor or sea-worthy, nautical stripes.

These fresh, stripey inspirations may only require a quick DIY project or two to accent any room or provide a great pop of color in the home.

Shown above:

1. Clean, sunny dining room with bold white and turquoise stripes.

2. Crisp, striped sheets from West Elm. These would look great on a summer bed, next to a bright, open window.

3. Designer, Lisa Sherry, decorated this room in the home of Courtney Vincent for Lonny Magazine. The contrast between the traditional wing-back, parlor chair and the bright, modern stripes create a nice juxtaposition.

4. These candy-striped red and white curtains in John and Vivian Bencich of Square Feet Studio's home adds a subtle pop of color that provides balance to the bold, modern furniture.

5. This plank ceiling, hand-painted by Malene Waldron in her Columbia County, New York farmhouse, is a moderately simple DIY project for anyone with a planked or attic ceiling. Just choose a few colors, tape off, and voilĂ !

6. Do it yourself rug pillows from Martha Stewart: a simple project to dress up a summer sofa.

Images: 1. Photo by LivingEtc.com, 2. Sheets and photo by West Elm, 3. Image by Patrick Cline for Lonny Magazine, 4. Photo by Jeff Herr Photography via Design*Sponge, 5. Photo by William Waldron via Elle Decor, 6. Photo and DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart.

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