I've been on the sofa with pneumonia and it isn't going away real quick! In fact it feels like eternity... 
But, for now lets get on with stripes!


 You can add texture, color and drama through a variety of different striped fabrics. I love stripes, they go with almost any pattern and style..

Does anyone know who designed this?


Contemporary, casual, or formal.

( Bill Ingram)

They work

Anna Spiro

If you look closely, most of the fabrics have some form of a stripe. The size, direction and color of the striped pattern determines the outcome.

Anna Spiro

Anna Spiro

I've always loved stripes on a sofa...

Upholster a chair, love-seat in a striped fabric to jazz up a room. Look how the casual stripe up-dates this antique chair.

Anna Spiro

Kate Forman

So pretty...
A small stripe on the sofa and the rug has a free form stripe

There's a lot of fabrics in this room..The striped sofa calms all the other fabrics down...brings everything together.

I realized I have a lot of striped clothing, but I don't have furniture with striped fabrics..
I guess I need to change that!

( House Beautiful)

You can mix a stripe with other patterns in the same room. Keep the patterns in the same color hues and mix larger and smaller ones together.


Irving&Morrison, Photo,Miguel flores-Vianna, Elle Decor

Love, the fabrics in this display...again, there are 3  patterns of stripes. It works because there different in scale and pattern.

I love this quote!
(found it here

Being sick has given me some time to think about where I want my business and blog to go and what I need to do to achieve that.

I'm working on a web-site and gathering new photos of my work. The photos I have are old...

Yes, I'm married to a photographer and you would think this would be an easy task. 

My goal is within the next couple of months to photograph my new work...I have at least 5 homes to photograph.

The last two years I've been helping take care of my parents..it was hard to focus on my blog and to give it the attention it needs...I'm hoping I will have the extra time now.
 Don't get me wrong...
I loved my parents and was blessed I could be there for them...it was a stressful time and I miss both of them so much. 
I also wanted to thank all the people who reached out to me during such a difficult time...it amazes me the wonderful bloggers and people out in blogland!

You are awesome!


  1. I am a HUGE fan of stripes and these photos are just awesome. Get well!!!

  2. Julie,
    I hope you are seeing some progress with your pneumonia. That is such a crummy thing to be down with. It's good you're giving yourself some time to recover.
    I'm excited to see your work, I've always admired the homes you've designed and shared.
    Have a good week.

  3. So sorry Julie! You poor thing, you have had a full plate. My husband got pneumonia 2 summers in a row and I know it takes a long time to get over...really knocked him over. So hope you are on the mend soon, and loving these stripes. Cannot wait to see your work, you are so talented and I always enjoy a peek at your projects. Hoping you are back on your feet soon!

  4. Hope you are feeling better. I have always been drawn to stripes as well and these rooms are the reason why. And that skirt is so cute....if only I were 5 inches taller!

  5. So sorry to hear that you are sick. You have been through a lot in the last few weeks. I hope that things get better soon! Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your work!

  6. I hope you get better soon! We can always count on you for a gorgeous post, I loved everyroom!

  7. and you are awesome julie!
    love stripes except for horizontal across my stomach, and love that quote with stripes!
    hope you are doing better with your grief and your health

  8. I never realized what stripes can do for a space!
    I do hope you recover completely soon. I know what it's like to not be yourself.

  9. Dear Julie, please get well soon. I get pneumonia after the holidays, and it lingered forever, so take it easy on yourself!! Adore stripes by the way!!

    The Arts by Karena
    Cy Twombly

  10. Stripes make such a strong statement in such a warm way. Love them. Feel better! xo Leslie

  11. Julie ... nothing better than taking the time to heal, both for your pneumonia and the loss of your parents. And I know you are going to bring us beautiful designs and photos! By the way ... I love a good stripe!

  12. We are the biggest fan of stripes and love your images! You are going through so much right now and we are thinking of you. I have had pneumonia before and was so, so sick …please rest up and take good care of yourself…

  13. Hi Julie - I hope you are feeling better. I was sick all last week.....avoided the flu all winter but then I finally caught it in late spring! Love stripes - always have, always will! It's so versatile and timeless. Take care

  14. Julie, I am so sorry to hear you are not well. You have been a model daughter to your parents. All of you were fortunate to have the quality time you shared. I can't wait to see your rooms photographed. Al of this sounds like it is heading in an exciting new direction. Be well.

  15. I hate to hear that you're feeling so terribly - I hope things turn around for you this week! Looking forward to seeing where your blog goes and following along :)

  16. Hi Julie, Trying to get to reading more blogs! So Sorry to hear that you haven't been well and my sympathies regarding your parents.

    On to happier things!

    Gorgeous images! The photo of the fabulous staircase with the Chinese Chippendale black railing is the JK Place Capri designed by Michele Bonan. It's my fave hotel in the world. I want to marry it and have its babies. lol


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