Clothing, Adam + Eve.
Notepad, Schleeh Design.
Home & Garden.
Farrow & Ball.
PRODUCED BY MEG CROSSLEY TEXT BY DANNY SINOPOLI
Stripe motifs come in many varieties, but
few denote casual refinement as instantly or universally as
classic awning stripes. Whether it’s shielding a chic Parisian
terrasse or a breezy deck in the Hamptons, a sunshade
patterned with rows of graceful block bands is as much a
mark of everyday style as a form of UV protection. As far as
colour combos go, the pairing of white with navy, red or
green remains as timeless as ever, while the upstart coupling
of chocolate and white offers a chic new take on the look.
This season, though, the hottest combo is the crispest one:
graphic black and white. In the garden, it’s springing from
Sourcing and styling by Arren Williams/Photography by Tracy Shumate (flip-flops, rug, plates, trim, fabric, sunbed, wallpaper, socks, notepad)/First View (clothing)
awnings and canopies onto patio umbrellas, outdoor
furniture, cushion sets and more. In the realm of fashion, it’s
adorning sunglasses, sundresses, even flip-flops.
One reason for the pattern’s popularity is the bold
statement it makes under a radiant summer sun. Indoors, it
performs much the same function, bringing restrained
elegance and energy to wherever you paper, upholster, carpet
or accessorize with it. Used judiciously — on the walls of a
small room, in an area rug, on a single piece of upholstered
furniture — the effect can be dramatic, appealing to taste,
schemes and settings of almost any stripe.