Black and White Stripes on Trend

On Trend with Black and White Stripes

I LOVE STRIPES and was delighted to see an eclectic mix showcased in 25 Beautiful Homes ‘November Trends, What’s New and Must Have Buys’.  I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment of embracing “this season’s passion for stripes”.  Not only do stripes stand the test of time, but they can also be successfully mixed in a wide range of schemes, from traditional to contemporary, adding interest and character. I particularly like the striking contrast of black and white stripes, and in keeping with Australian Vogue Living’s Social Edit recent shout out to monochromatic schemes, I have put together some of my favourites.

For fabrics and wallpapers, nobody does stripes quite like Ian Mankin and Ralph Lauren.  Ian Mankin’s tickings are always a firm favourite, as well as Ralph Lauren’s Pine Island Stripe, Mill Pond Stripe and Basil Stripe.  All of these can be mixed together, as well as with plain fabrics, to great effect.  As for the detail, Samuel & Sons produce some stunning trims and the Preston Silk Striped Border is a fabulous finishing touch!

Black and white

We have already put many of these fabrics to good use! As seen in the title image of this blog, we used Ralph Lauren’s Atlantic Linen Stripe to make some oversized bespoke cushions, measuring 65cm x 65cm. The cushions not only add comfort, but also a dynamic and decorative punctuation to this masculine playroom scheme. They sit harmoniously against the simple black sofa and stunning wall of black and white framed photography. 

We also used Ian Mankin’s classic Ticking 01 Black to reupholster a stunning pair of antique Victorian slipper chairs for occasional use.  The black and white stripe has been used vertically against the back to sit harmoniously with the proportions of the chair and careful consideration has also been given to the piping to provide an accent to the finishing detail. The chairs are a versatile addition to any interior, but we have chosen to contrast their traditional heritage with a modern black side table. 

Black and White Striped Chair
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8 comments

  • Emma 22nd January 2018  

    Monochromatic tones in the home are so underrated. I have a lounge full of colour but I’ve paired the colourful walls and details with textured monochrome rugs and b&w cushions. Great blog post – loved the imagery! Littleowlblogs.wordpress.com

    • Camilla Bellord Interiors 23rd January 2018  

      Thanks for your kind words Emma! Glad you like the imagery too!

  • Fawn Interiors Studio 22nd January 2018  

    Black and white stripes are so classy and especially on period furniture. LOVE the update on the slipper chair, the upholstery and the black legs, it really modernises and elevates it .

    • Camilla Bellord Interiors 23rd January 2018  

      Thanks so much Fawn Interiors Studio! So pleased to hear you like the look we have achieved here.

  • Pati 22nd January 2018  

    i never get tired of monochrome – its such a timeless look

    • Camilla Bellord Interiors 23rd January 2018  

      I could not agree more Pati! We love timeless at Camilla Bellord Interiors!!

  • Rosanna Alicia Design 23rd January 2018  

    I absolutely LOVE the ticking covered slipper chair! So classic. I became really obsessed with ticking fabric when I started working at the prop house – I didn’t know anything about antique textiles before, and I replaced all my pillowcases at home with it. Love this post! I always err toward bright & busy-looking interiors, but sometimes I wish I had a more calming, neutral corner in my home haha x

  • Evija 23rd January 2018  

    I love a bit of colour in interiors but I must say monochrome is always such an elegant and timeless concept in anything especially interior design… Love the ticking fabric!