Decorating With Stripes
Clean-cut and tailored, classic stripes (those of a consistent, moderate width in two tones) are the room equivalent of a three-piece suit. On walls, their staunch nature makes formal furnishings feel right at home. On accessories, traditional stripes can be casual-nautical or strikingly graphic, adding crispness and polish. In general, a tone-on-tone take is softer than high-contrast colors.