Design Inspiration: Stripes & Roses


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Design Inspiration: Stripes & RosesMaybe I’ve been thinking of Paris lately—chic boutiques with striped awnings, Juliet balconies, cobbled streets, cafés and flower markets. Whatever the reason, there’s a delightful style combination that I’ve been noticing everywhere that I thought it would be fun to share: Stripes & Roses.

It’s the perfect combination really—the black and white stripes as a striking geometric counterpoint to the organic form of the flowers.

While it’s become a favourite motif for weddings, it’s a combination that works in other settings too as you will see, from home offices to elegant outdoor areas. It’s fun and whimsical but chic too. So let this collection of images of ‘Stripes & Roses’ transport you and see what it inspires in you, if even just to tie up a bunch of roses with striped grosgrain ribbon . . .


Sources: 1a via Gary Pepper Girl | 1b via Tumblr | 2 via helena la petite | 3a via Pinterest | 3b via Greg Natale | 4 via  Le Fashion | 5a via Snippet & Ink | 5b via Things That Inspire | 6 via Guest of a Guest | 7a via SS Life + Style | 7b via Anne Hepfer | 8 via Hey Wedding Lady | 9 via Colin Cowie | 10 via Elizabeth Anne | 11 via Hello May | 12 via Instagram | 13 via Hello May | 14a via This Time Tomorrow | 14b via Janelle McCulloch

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Louise Keane, Contributor This Is Glamorous
Interiors Editor, Edinburgh

Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.