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Design Inspiration: Outdoor Decorating with Stripes

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Design Inspiration: Outdoor Decorating with Stripes

It’s time to throw open the windows and doors to let in the summer breezes while we move outdoors to enjoy warm temperatures and long summer days. And a breezy outdoor space naturally seems to call for the classic stripe.

In ocean colours ranging from cobalt blue to pale sea glass and in fruity colours from lemon yellow to watermelon pink, stripes are the perfect pattern for a chic summer backdrop. Take your cue from the iconic yellow and white towels used at the famed Hotel Il Pellicano in Italy or a quintessentially English beach hut often decked out in nautical blue and white. Introduce stripes in awnings or umbrellas, outdoor furniture, the tented ceiling of a pool pavilion or simply on towels drying in the sun after a day spent at the beach.

Click through for more delicious striped inspiration for your fresh and stylish summer . . .

PS Stripes & Roses and Nautical Stripes


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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.
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  • Marvelous! I can’t get enough of awning stripes. I have blue and white, but I love the other colors, too. They scream “summer” and “vacation.”

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