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On Trend: Liquorice Allsorts

Bold, simple and effortlessly glam, the black and white stripe is decorating at its most confident.   Horizontal, vertical, wide, short, pinstriped, candy striped; either way, a commitment to the black and white stripe will make your interior unforgettable.

Revolutionary American interior designer Dorothy Draper one proclaimed “The  wider the stripe…the smarter the effect” and choose to style many of her interiors with striped parallel lines, 20-30cms in span (a lesson learned during my endless wanderings through ).

A trend that has stood the test of  time, the black and white stripe can be thrown around a room in a number of ways; personally I love the bohemian, roughly applied stripes at , or a black and white striped rug carefully positioned in a bedroom or living space.

Try the Mississippi Side Table or Coffee Table or Miami Cushion in Black Tilly at Uocmas for a bold, black and white look.


Whichever your preference – classic or experimental – I’ve narrowed down my favourites for you below: