In our recent summer home feature, Starting Fresh, The Fox Group combines traditional decor with 21st-century comfort. Inspired by the home’s casual style and simple elegance, Cara Fox curated a line-up of striped fabrics that prove this time-honored pattern has a place in any space. 

Decorating with Stripes
Photography by Lindsay Salazar

Narrow stripes detail the primary bathroom’s Roman shade with a simple, clean-lined pattern that balances the tub’s curvy shape and the floor’s intricate hex-patterned tile.

Photography by Lindsay Salazar

Adjoining the living room, the kitchen’s Calacatta Gold Marble island is lined with striped barstools. Above, beadboard and beams lend character to the ceiling, while built-in cabinets with glass mullion doors “make everything feel open and more custom than basic shelves would,” Cara says.

Decorating with Stripes
Photography by Lindsay Salazar

Broad blue-and-white stripes dress the primary bedroom’s end-of-bed bench, adding a bold pattern that counters the more refined lines of the canopy bed frame. “Our clients wanted the look to be elegant yet casual, and stripes deliver both,” says Cara.

Photography by Lindsay Salazar

A striped Ikat patterned fabric animates the Roman shades, pillows and window seat in the girls’ bedroom. “The Schumacher fabric adds a pop of color and modern flair to the all-floral room,” Cara explains.

Photography by Lindsay Salazar

In the front yard, a trio of Adirondack chairs are accented with striped outdoor pillows. They are the first of many striped elements that give decorative continuity to the home, indoors and out. 

Decorating with Stripes
Photography by Lindsay Salazar

The playful teaming of striped pillows and a mini-checked coverlet lends an easygoing vibe to the boys’ bedroom. The designer added block-printed florals and plenty of tranquil solids to balance the linear stripes. Nearly all of the fabrics are finished to be no-fuss and family-friendly. “They had to hold up to the active family,” Cara explains. 

Decorating with Stripes
Photography by Lindsay Salazar

The entry’s custom bench is dressed in a simple Green House striped fabric delightfully paired with fringed pillows in a Schumacher Elton check.


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