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Vertical Stripes and a Winner

Monday, January 13, 2014

I took on a teeny tiny little project over the weekend in our entry (you can see it on instagram here).  Last week I mentioned that we painted our living room and that I still had a few more things to do before posting about it.  There is one wall in our entry (which is connected to our living room) where I wanted to do something special.  For some reason, vertical stripes seem so fresh to me now.  They have a timelessness about them, no?  Anyway, the stripes are up & I'm so happy with how they turned out!  Here are a few great examples that sealed to deal for me.

Design Manifest via

The Pursuit of Style via



Now for the winner of the INK361 giveaway...Chelsea.
  Congratulations Chelsea!  Look for an email from me very soon.


  1. I put a Laura Ashley Taupe and Cream Stripe Wallpaper in my bedroom 15 and 3 houses ago. It still remains my favorite wall treatment. Classic and fresh no matter when!! Do it! xo

  2. meant to say 15 years ago!! xo

  3. i loved the instagram peel and can't wait to see!

  4. After painting this weekend, nothing involving paint is a tiny project. Drop cloths, tape, coats, ladders, clean up - and you added measuring and straight lines! So impressive. I love the inspiration and the Instagram pic! Definitely has a timeless appeal.

  5. I am a huge fan of stripes and I love all the inspiration photos!

  6. What fun for your entry! Like Kim I had a cream & taupe striped wallpaper in one of our houses years ago…..loved the look then, and still love it now! Definitely a classic.

  7. I would love to incorporate stripes into either my entry way or my office. Both areas are small and I think they would really benefit from having such a large impact. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. We're on the same wave length - I'm doing vertical stripes in my entry closet. :) They're my favorite, can't wait to see your entry, I think it's about the size of mine!

  9. Timeless? Yes, indeed. If the teaser pic on Instagram is any indication, this will be a lovely early 2014 redo!

  10. Absolutely! I loved the peek on Instagram. Your stripes look fabulous Rene! What a fun way to kick off 2014!

  11. We have vertical stripes in our our kids' shared room, and although I HATED painting them, I do love them.


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