So simple, yet so chic and effective. In both fashion and home-deco, nothing oozes timeless elegance more than a Breton stripe. For as long as I remember I have owned at least one Breton jumper. Perfect for when a wool v-neck has gotten too warm, and short sleeves are too chilly. In the home it works year round. It adds to the warm and cosy feel in autumn and winter when combined with checks, warm fires, (faux) furs and candles. And in spring and summer it matches with the green of plants in full bloom, wooden patio furniture, cool drinks in elegant glass ware and flowers. Try using it not just in patterns on throws and cushions, but also on walls (horizontal!) and even ceilings or floors.
Floor, ceiling and walls. Both horizontal and vertical. Jean Paul Gaultier meets Versace meets Chanel……
Kate Collins cushion – Breton Stripes
Again used horizontally on walls – Breton Stripes
A wide, horizontal stripe adds drama – Breton Stripes
Amazing use of outside space – Breton Stripes
There’s a reason some of the greatest creative minds love them 😉
Andy Warhol loved them – Breton Stripes
Picasso (by Robert Doisneau) in Breton Stripes
Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and James Dean – all in Breton Stripes
Jean Paul Gaultier turned them into ART!
For me Breton stripes bring back memories to holidays in France with my parents and brother and sister. Throw in a pair of espadrilles and a baguette with Nutella and it’s all coming back!
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Remember my post about Anthropologie? Imagine my surprise when Sinterklaas brought me the Pansy Petite Vase this year! I love the massive yet frail ceramic flower on it. It reminds me a bit of a the famous Carrie Bradshaw corsage. In the November issue of 25 Beautiful Homes I saw a great pillow with felt fuchsia flowers to complement the look. Maybe I should treat myself….
Pansy Petite Vase Anthropologie
Fuchsia and Yellow felt cushion by Cushlab (sorry for poor image)
Not the biggest fan of cats here, and certainly not as part of my decor. But I do like these Kitty Cushions by Charlene Mullen. These are called Zsa Zsa and her kitten. ($88)
Zsa Zsa and kitten by Charlene Mullen