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Show Your Summer Stripes in Home Decorating

May 27, 2014
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CB2′s surf-inspired collection, also called Sur, features a laid-back take on stripes with its Tulate Pillow. (CB2)

With summer just around the corner, we have stripes on the brain. Not the straightforward, straight-laced nautical variety in predictable white and red or navy.

We’re thinking bold, unfussy stripes with a beach bent.

To refresh indoor spaces or add oomph to a porch or patio, reach for surprising color combinations, such as burnt orange, gray, aqua and mellow yellow. Think less Martha’s Vineyard, more Malibu. A multicolored stackable storage table is an easy way to bring nontraditional stripes into a home office. Created by the design studio Rich Brilliant Willing for Ikea’s PS 2014 collection, this mod-looking statement piece is also a convenient way to store whatever you want out of sight. (The table also comes in all white.) This beachy color palette pops up throughout the collection.

Equally statement-making is the gray bottle vase from KleinReid’s Sur collection. Available from Room & Board, the handmade porcelain vessel features colorful stripes and an expressive shape that would add interest to any mantel or tapletop vignette. We could also see it as a centerpiece, clustered with other, variously shaped striped Sur vases.

CB2′s surf-inspired collection, also called Sur, features a laid-back take on stripes with its Tulate Pillow. Inspired by traditional textile patterns of Canton Patzite, a small village in western Guatemala, the pillow is woven using a classic technique. It also helps local artisans earn a sustainable income from their trade. We’d display the pillow on outdoor or indoor furniture along with solid-colored pillows in complementary shades.

PS 2014 Storage Table, $69, ikea.com/us; Sur Bottle Vase, $239, roomandboard.com; Tulate stripe 18-inch pillow, $69.95, cb2.com.

This post originally appeared on ChicagoTribune.com on May 20, 2014.

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