I don’t know if it’s the salt air wafting in my windows or the ships on the horizon when I gaze out the window, but somehow sailor stripes (the ones found on a classic St. James shirt) have become part of the fabric of my existence. I absolutely can’t resist them. My favorite is the combination of navy (but of course) and white, but I’ve also been known to fall hard for red and white, red and navy, orange and white or yellow and white. And while the nautical stripe has been a staple on the pages of fashion magazines for the past few seasons, we don’t often see it translate into home decor. I have a project to bring these stripes to life in my house that I’m hoping to be able to reveal very soon, but I wanted to find sailor stripes for the home that don’t require quite the same level of work as the ones coming to my house are going to need.
Then I came across these French Stripe Sheets from Garnet Hill last week and thought they were just about the perfect way to add sailor stripes to your life. And they are available as sheets (even for the crib!) and duvets so that you can make them as much of a focal point as you like.
Land of Nod also offers this Nautical Sheet Set which would do the trick.
These DIY striped headboards are pretty phenomenal as well, and I love the orange piping on them.
Or perhaps you favor something a little more portable like this striped kids play tent…
which also comes in red and has a coordinating floor pillow available.
Although I have to say that a handful of these sailor stripe pillows on a crisp white couch would just be perfection.
And for the table, Kahler’s Omaggio Vase would do the trick.
Or you could go much more highbrow with a look like this one by Jean Paul Gaultier for the ELLE Decoration Suite. To. Die. For. Sure it might not be super comfortable, but it sure gives me some inspiration on how to create some standout pieces with the same feel but more function.
Or there is Gaultier’s collection from his collaboration with Roche Bobois. I would do just about anything for that rug!
Oh, how I will never tire of the classic French sailor stripe. Stay tuned for a new way to use them very soon. I’ll give you one hint…it involves paint.
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