I’m all about color right now, but even though I’m digging dark hues and moody paint colors, that leaves the question about investment pieces (furniture, rugs, decor, etc) and how they fit into the color equation. If you’re scared to commit to bold or bright color (or are just a fan of neutrals), I’m all about using classic neutral pieces as a base foundation, then adding color to a wall or bringing it in with art, accessories, and textiles. This month’s moodboard is pretty specific, but trust me when I say it doesn’t lack personality and can fit right in with the boldest of colors! Tan and white stripes are my latest obsession. They also feel bright for summer and seasonally appropriate on their own. Click through to see my finds…
Although this moodboard vibe screams spring and summer, these pieces would definitely work year round. They’re just really nice basics, and would give you a good foundation to build upon, experiment with color, additional pattern, and go bold with design choices. As I previously mentioned, if you’re a neutrals type of person, these home goods can also stand on their own, taking on a light summery feel.
Click directly on my finds below to be redirected to the source.
01: striped umbrella // 02: striped linen bed // 03: striped sham // 04: cotton rug // 05: striped beach blanket // 06: sunbrella outdoor pillow // 07: striped cordless roman shade // 08: striped indoor outdoor rug // 09: striped ottoman bench // 10: striped table runner // 11: linen bathrobe // 12: striped armchair
If your aesthetic is more modern, opt for a bold color blocked version of this striped palette… the chair (#12), the cotton rug (#4), and the color blocked throw pillow (#6) would be a perfect fit. If you’re attracted to a casual bohemian style, I’d recommend that beautiful linen bed (#2), the tassel beach blanket (#5), and the airy bathrobe (#11). Personally, I would reallllllly love to buy the ottoman (#9). Which items are you leaning toward?
In the above image, I’m loving the way the subtle striped drapery provides a soft backdrop for the indigo dining chairs and green contrast trim. Isn’t that so beautiful?
This is also a fun, neutral way to add a pop of pattern to the floor. If you enjoyed my herringbone hardwood flooring post, like the look, but don’t want to replace your flooring… this is a great way to implement interest, dimension, and pattern!
To sum this one up, neutral stripes are a really versatile pattern / palette that basically goes with anything and everything. Perhaps it’s the season, but I’d love to install some of this in the outdoor spaces I’ll be tackling soon. I think that would be a gorgeous application. What do you think? Are you also into this look?
PeggiApril 9, 2019 at 4:10 am
This palette definitely says summer to me! So soft and pretty. Unfortunately, at my house it also says so covered in muddy paw prints! I do love the graphic rug and linen spread, and I could definitely live in that robe come summer. That bench, though, wow! It is so beautiful. I hope Florida is treating you to sunny skies; I hear a downpour out my window at the moment.😭
SarahApril 9, 2019 at 6:05 am
I definitely didn’t pack appropriately- it’s HOT… in the 90’s here and Emmett informed me it’s supposed to snow at home today. Haha! I’m also loving that bench. So pretty!
MonicaApril 9, 2019 at 7:00 am
Oh – so pretty! This is my jam!!
SarahApril 9, 2019 at 1:57 pm
Thanks Monica! So happy you like it :)
MeganApril 9, 2019 at 10:16 am
I have to say your clickable images are the best! That robe looks so summery, love it!
SarahApril 9, 2019 at 1:57 pm
That’s the best compliment, Megan! Thank you :) I also want that robe for summer- it looks incredible. xox
KerriApril 10, 2019 at 7:55 am
Neutrals with a pop of color are my jam! And anything with a stripe always catches my eye. Right now I am really into adding muted and deep shades of green. Thanks for all the inspiration and sourcing!
SarahApril 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm
Same! I’m alllll about the green!