Obsessing Over: Black And White Stripes

Ever since my mother-in-law mentioned her plans to reupholster her sofa in black and white striped fabric, I've been mildly obsessed with the "look".  I never considered myself a stripe 'aficionado', but if the look is done right it can blend classic with a little funk.  This is why I particularly like the above images:

1.  In small doses, black and white stripes can be a great accent without over committing.

2.  Here the commitment is huge, but I love how the classic sofas are funked up by the stripes (and I love the nesting side tables!).

3. An upholstered striped headboard can appeal to both feminine and masculine sensibilities.

4. Combining wide stripes for the seat cushion and thinner ones for the back cushions, gives the space depth and interest.

So, are YOU a stripy kinda person?

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