Black and White Stripes

Black and white stripes in fashion and interior design tend to wax and wane in popularity, but to me this look remains a timeless classic. I think these can function as a neutral in the home, and look fantastic mixed with other colors and patterns such as leopard, dots, and especially florals!

Some inspiration in my own apartment: a cool candle holder my sister picked up for me while travelling in Denmark:

photo by me

Anthropologie hooks that add interest to my entryway:

photo by me

My beloved black and white runner from Dwell Studio. Ikea has it’s own popular version as well!

via my instagram

Black and white walls can be achieved with paint or wallpaper:

Striped seating is a bold and stylish statement:
An armchair is a great option if  a couch seems like too bold a statement. A few options: Meijer – Ballard Designs – Modshop by Room Service
Curtains create a wall of graphic pattern. Try Overstock  – Rosenberry Rooms – PB Teen – or DIY your own if you’re feeling really motivated!
Black and white awnings at the Juicy Couture store on Madison Avenue. Pottery Barn has a great indoor/outdoor awning stripe option available here
photo by me

For just a touch of this trend, use a small accessory like a storage basket:


If you want to use an accessory instead of a larger piece, I’m also obsessed with the Erin Gates for Jill Rosenwald collection entitled Bateau. This tray is my favorite piece:

Also love this gold rimmed mug:

How do you guys feel about black and white stripes? Would you use them as a large piece in your home, or stick with smaller accessories? I’d love to hear your opinion! 

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  1. Leslie wrote:

    I love black and white stripes! It's always so chic. I love your touches!

    Published 9.23.13 · Reply
  2. just came across your blog! i love that black and white tray!
    xx krystin

    Published 9.23.13 · Reply
    • Glad you found the blog Krystin! I love the tray too, definitely on my wishlist.

      Published 9.23.13 · Reply
  3. Loulou wrote:

    I'm with you … black and white stripes are terrific! I love your wall hooks.

    Published 9.24.13 · Reply
    • Thanks! Anthropologie has so many cute wall hooks, it was hard to choose!

      Published 9.24.13 · Reply
  4. Holly wrote:

    I love black and white decor! It looks so great at your place ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 9.24.13 · Reply
  5. I would love to have a black and white walk in closet one day…so chic!


    Published 9.24.13 · Reply
    • Me too, Jacqueline! I would so love that in my closet…maybe one day!

      Published 9.24.13 · Reply
  6. Lexi wrote:

    I fully agree – black and white stripes will always be a classic in my mind. ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

    Published 9.24.13 · Reply
  7. Such a classic look! I adore your runner from Dwell, and that striped bathroom is gorgeous!

    Published 9.25.13 · Reply
  8. Such a classic look! I adore your runner from Dwell, and that striped bathroom is gorgeous!

    Published 9.25.13 · Reply
  9. viviana88 wrote:

    I love this interior design trend! Especially the B&W striped walls. So fabulous!

    Published 9.25.13 · Reply
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    Published 9.25.13 · Reply
  11. I LOVE this graphic look in the home – black + white stripes are chic and simple but loud too. A great combo that makes a fantastic statement.

    The Style Scribe

    Published 9.26.13 · Reply
  12. Thank you Merritt! I agree ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 9.27.13 · Reply