Monday, April 26, 2010

Interiors: Grey + White Striped Seating

I've resigned myself to the fact that as long as I have four legged friends around, I will never be able to own a light colored couch.  I wonder though if maybe I could get away with a striped couch or chair, preferably in grey and white?



via decor pad (Kate Spade's Apt via World of Interiors-thank you Sanity Fair!)

For now, I might just have to settle for this chair.  Gosh, dogs really put a damper on my decorating options (Kya and Bella- you know I love you, but seriously). As you can see from the above examples, it seems that grey + white stripes fit into just about any design sensibility.  The first room is definitely closest to my own preferences but you gotta love the versatility that striped seating allows.  What do you think? Stripes or solids for your seating?

28 comments:

Lindsey said...

Love the stripes. Especially the grey and white b/c you can ad so many accent colors with it!

I'm Lindsey Lou! said...

I'm really loving the striped settee.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

The Suellen one is gorrrrrge!

Maggie Rose said...

The first one and the last one (I think, hard to tell from the angle) are exactly what I'm looking for for our living room! My mom keeps complaining about the lack of seating, so I want a petite little settee perpendicular to the sofa. It would be so cute in stripes! Waiting for the thrifting deal of a lifetime on this one though.

Chic Coles said...

I love the really big stripes on furniture. Then again, I love stripes on basically anything!

avant garde said...

oooh, i'm more of a solids kind of girl. but some of those stripes could sway me for sure! great photos and good luck with your dogs, i know, we just had my dad's dog stay with us for a week and i covered everything! and i have a dark chocolate couch! but he was so freaking adorable i didn't mind. :)

say.la vie said...

I like the stripes!

Blueberry Park said...

Am a bit partial to grey at the moment as you can see on my blog ;-) LOVE the sofa at the top...would love to have that in our new room

Francesca♥ said...

gosh all that furniture is dreamlike! ♥

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Natalie Catherine said...

i'm all about the grey and white stripes..i could just drool over these pictures all day!! lovely!!!

abigail's treasure said...

the top two pictures are beautiful! so serene and delicate.

Dallas Shaw said...

I'm with you. but I'll probably cave and grab one for my office
dallas
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Jessica said...

I think you could pull off a thinner stripe like the awesome first photo for your little furry bundles of joy!

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drollgirl said...

love these examples! and coincidentally i just ordered a grey and white cardigan (to go with new grey shoes that i really don't have much to go with - HAR)!

the pets pretty much dictate many furniture choices. or lack of choices! ay yi yi, but they are worth it!

Iva said...

I really like all of these! Especially the 2nd and last! They are so lovely! I think its nice to mix in some stripes with solids. Always a super balance! :)

Sam said...

The first one and the Louis the something (!) sofa are my faves - yes I think stripes are very smart for a living room!

Sanity Fair said...

I love striped things! Especially combined with florals.
Great ideas. P.S. The unidentified room decor pad is Kate Spade's apartment, via World of Interiors.
-Sanity Fair

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohhhh what great inspiration! i am a HUGE fan of grey AND stripes these days and it gives it such a fresh and clean look paired with white!!

rosiecampbell said...

Loving the stripes!

jennyjen said...

Stripes are lovely, but I went with a solid darker colour because of my doggies!! :)

Callie Grayson said...

I like both, stripe and solid.
you make me giggle, that is was slip covers are for silly! I have a white slip cover sofa and my pup is always on the sofa. I do wash it weekly but that is why I bought 2 slip covers so while one is in the wash, there is always one on the sofa.
I also lay soft fleece across the sofa, draped like it's supposed to be there, that helps a lot!
But linen and cotton slips wash very well:)

one day you will venture out!! and go for the light colours:)
xx
callie

Teresa said...

Oh! I'm partial for all things striped!

lisaroy said...

love the stripes!
I've had a white slipcover on my sofa and lounges for years now with a dog and I wouldn't have it any other way! I was skeptical at first but no other fabric can live up to puppy paws and they are so easy to wash, bleach if needed and they look as good today as the day I bought them! You really should give it a try - even just on a chair to start and see how you feel...

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh, I do love gray and white--painted my whole house these colors 3 years ago. But the gray couch and blankets etc. that I bought over the course of time since then all have faded (gray fabric doesn't wear well) and I would be reluctant to get stripes based on that. But gray accessories? Any day!

Hope you're off to a great week Christina!
xo Mary Jo

tape_queen said...

I love the color scheme in that last photo, especially with the muted beige/grey stripes. Also, I just wanted to thank you for doing that giveaway over at Mochatini! I just found out from Manvi that I won a pair of your D&OC earrings! I am so excited! Thank you!!
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Bromeliad said...

I'm kind of a solids girl.

I love white but it's hard to live with even without dogs. Slipcovers delay the inevitable.

Diana said...

i have a pink couch but if it were stripes, i'd love it a little more!

Kathysue said...

Love stripes on sofas. As I said before I am a little obsessed with black and white stripes. I just found a great web-site that makes slipcovers for a descent price for the Ikea Ektorp sofa and also for other Ikea pieces and they have a striped slipcover. I am posting about it on Monday. It is called Bemz. Love the options they give you. Kathysue

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