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Holly Becker over at decor8 is hosting a virtual Stripe Mania blogger party.  Basically, you just take a picture of yourself wearing something stripey and link to it on Twitter.  Holly is compiling all the photos onto a designated Pinterest board with links to each participant’s blog.  Sounds like fun, huh?  You know me.  I’m a big fan of stripes.

I painted wide horizontal ones on the TV wall in our family room.

I turned canvas drop cloths into stripey curtain panels for my boys’ room.

And one of my favorite pillow covers has raspberry stripes.

So how could I not participate in Stripe Mania?!

images:  Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

19 Comments

Did you use a tripod? Or mini photographers in training? ; )
It’s shocking how good of a photo my six year old can take!!

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replied on June 2nd, 2011

Rosa – I kiiiiind of used a tripod. We have a tripod for our old video camera that my digital camera doesn’t attach to properly but I precariously rested my camera on the tripod as last resort. I wouldn’t recommend it. One small movement and it would have come crashing down. A tripod is now on my shopping list.

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02.June.2011

i love stripes!

sassy lady!

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02.June.2011

I’m a big fan of stripes too. In fact, my bedroom looks an awful lot like your family room. Take a peek!

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02.June.2011

Oops… Here’s the link. My bedroom looks SO much like your family room!
http://camachohouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/le-boudoir.html

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replied on June 2nd, 2011

Staci – Me likey the stripey’s.

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love the drop cloth idea on the boys curtains… i have all boys at my house!

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02.June.2011

LOVE LOVE love love stripes – must do this because it was only yesterday I took a photo of myself in stripes! Weird… Of course, do not look anywhere near as good as you! Agghhh…MUST.GET.BACK.ON.TREADMILL!! or maybe retake that photo…hmmmm???

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02.June.2011

I love the raspberry (red) shoe showing up just a tiny bit, perfectly flowing the color around the picture. Looks great!

On another topic, I’d LOVE to know how you stay in shape? And be HONEST!
heheh, Love your ideas and projects! Wish you the best with your new home, too. Gabrielle.

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02.June.2011

Love stripes! I just got striped pillow covers from IKEA for my bed.

Also, love your white skinny jeans! Wish I could pull them off as well as you do:)

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02.June.2011

Love the curtains they rule as well as your cute stripey photo! I was wondering if you will leave a link for a tour of your current house when it sells….because its totally inspiring! I’d hate to see all of your hard work and great projects hidden in archives somewhere! (Not that the underdog wont be just as awesome!)

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03.June.2011

I don’t think I have any stripes in my home OR my wardrobe, but I may need to change that… :)

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03.June.2011

Can you tell me where is the raspberry striped pillow cover is from? I LOVE it!!

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replied on June 3rd, 2011

Megan – It’s a discontinued West Elm pillow cover. I found it at a Pottery Barn Outlet for cheap!

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Skinny minnie!
I love that raspberry striped pillow too! Everything in your home is so crisp and refreshing. I’m excited to see what you do with the new house/blank slate. :)

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04.June.2011

Random question: did you make that white bench in the picture? And is that a wooden white drawer in the left opening? This looks like something I could use at the end of our bed to sit and put shoes on and store extra blankets. Thanks:)

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replied on June 5th, 2011

Angie – The white bench was a thrift store find for $40. It was an orange-y wood, so I sanded, primed and painted it. There are two drawers on the ends that open up for storage. I put a little fabric bin in the open space in the middle. It’s a great spot for kids and guests to take off/put on shoes.

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17.June.2011

Hi,

I love that other pillow next to the red stripe pillow. Can you tell me where you got that pillow?

Thanks!
Lily

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replied on June 18th, 2011

Lily – The quatrefoil-like printed pillow cover is from Etsy. Surprise, surprise. The seller is Nenavon and although I don’t see the exact cover available now, there are tons of other fab covers that could work just as well for you. I’ve bought from Nenavon more than once and have never been disappointed! Here’s a link to the Etsy shop…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/nenavon?ref=pr_shop_more

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