Why the Stripe Pattern Is the Hot Print of Summer | Architectural Digest – Architectural Digest

Close your eyes—now picture yourself in the warm summer sun in Southern Italy. The sea is glittering and you can smell the refreshing, salty breeze. Sitting in your lounge chair, you’re wrapped in a navy and white striped cabana towel, and you’re seeking refuge from the sun under an oversized, yellow, striped umbrella. Your swimsuit: striped. Your beach bag: striped. Even the paper straw in your cocktail: striped!

We’re not the only daydreamers with visions of lovely lines. Textile designer Ellen van Dusen is the queen of stripes in our book. “Stripes are my all time favorite pattern,” she shares with Clever. “What I love most about designing prints is finding new and unexpected ways to pair colors, and stripes are the purest and most straightforward way to do so. There is nothing more visually pleasing to me than a perfectly balanced stripe.” 

We couldn’t agree more! Stripes can be classic or coastal, subtle or super modern. We’re even seeing stripes gone wild with the rise of carnivalcore. There are endless interpretations of the pattern and each one is perfect in its own way. “They will always be in style because they are so versatile,” Ellen adds. “Use two clashing colors and they will look like they are vibrating. Use close tones and they become an elevated neutral. To me, stripes are forever, but I will happily agree that summer is when they reign supreme.”

Ellen and designers across the spectrum are doubling down on bold lines to infuse color, energy, warmth, and pizzazz into outdoor gathering and indoor coziness alike this season. Below we go into detail about our latest striped finds from some of our favorite brands.

Breezy Bedding

Summer is a time to leave the bedroom windows open and snuggle under cool, crisp sheets. Jake Arnold’s newest collection for Parachute, which he described to digital design editor Sydney Gore as a “neutral base that can be built upon and added to, [in order] to create a beautifully layered home,” successfully bottles this feeling into a bed cover with vintage inspired linen stripes featured throughout: 

Striped Vintage Linen Bed Cover

For a bolder bedroom look, one of the easiest ways to switch up the vibe is to go with vibrant statement bedding. Sure enough, Dusen Dusen just came out with a reversible striped coverlet that is nothing short of groovy, baby:

Dusen Dusen Warm Stripe Coverlet

Head over to The Inside for their newly launched full bedroom sets, including this maximalist hunk of goodness that pairs a striped headboard with lined throw pillows, colorful sheets, and a wonderfully wild, patterned bench:

Rustic Whimsy Bedroom Set

If you want to add a boost of color to a guest room or summerhouse, here’s an nice nautical option made of sustainable fibers, from Spanish retailer Mango:

A Great Gatsby Get-Together

You know the infamous Daisy Buchanan curtain scene? This striped and fringed lampshade and throw pillows, both from Chairish, …….

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