Lawson Robb recently featured in Mansion Global, where each week, the publication discusses topics with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week, the focus was on interior design with stripes.
Stripes are an intriguing element to add to a space, whether thin and delicate lines, or thick and bold stripes – they add a dash of drama or another texture, pattern, and colour to a space. They could be subtle on cushions, or loud on wall paper coverings.
Our Studio Director, Eva Leone, comments;
“Stripes are an eye-catching feature that will leave an impression. Use them in decorative cushions and upholstery and in a variety of colours and widths to empower the space.
“It is important to keep in mind what you want to achieve. You might want to introduce stripes to create an illusion. Vertical stripes, for example, make walls seem taller, while horizontal stripes can make them appear wider. Or, you might simply opt to create a contemporary design that shows off both intriguing patterns and subtle shades or contrasting graphics and blocks of colour.
“In children’s rooms or game rooms you can add a playful punch when painting with stripes by working with either complementary colours or contrasting colours on the colour wheel. For a more sophisticated and elegant space, use two contrasting colours.
“A variety of widths add movement to the room. Choose the stripe width based on the expanse of the space. In a very large room, I would recommend wide stripes, especially if they are vertical. A very thin vertical stripe on the walls in a large room could be too much.”
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