Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chevron Stripes!

Chevron is a French word meaning rafter or roof, which is what a chevron looks like; two straight lines meeting at an angle just as rafters do in a roof.  Herringbone, zig zag, chevron... call it what you want but this fabulous signature pattern of Missoni home (and even Charlie Brown's shirt) is here to stay!  The "V" shaped stripes were very popular in the 70's and have been consistantly appearing for the last few years in fashion and interiors.  These interesting stripes add an extra dynamic and bold touch to any style room depending on how you apply them.  In permanent applications like flooring and backsplashes play it a little safe, for example tone on tone.  But for your accessories go bold!  Demand contrast between each row of stripes.  Play with color, stripe thickness, scale etc.  Chevron stripes are an excellent way to add texture and drama to any room! 

{via: just dandy}

These are some inexpensive pieces that will allow you to experiment with Chevron stripes in your home and wardrobe without alot of commitment!!

1. northbrooklyndrygood: Chevron Caftan $105
2. redtilestudio: Art Block $28
3. Owl Vintage: Vintage Chevron Sweater $45
4. Twinheartsvintage: Beaded Clutch $32
5. thedustpeddler: Vintage Wool Jacket $54
6. floraltrash: Bright Stripes Dress $26
7. LaFemmeVintage: 70's Rainbow Sweater $28
8. heidi2983: Gold & Black Enamel Necklace
9. amdirobella: Crimson & Teal Sweater $24
10. ChlorineVintage: Saks Sweater $36
11. funkyfinds: Vintage Throw $22
12. nichestyle: Red Striped Dress $42
13. this little home: Chevron Drapery Panels $130
14. deco yellow: 2 Chevron Pillow Covers $84
15. Balanced: Glass Woven Cuff $40
16. Urban Tot: Modern Plush Blanket: $45
17. LaMaisonLuxe: Party Set Coasters $50
18. afabulousfete: Grey & White tray $50


  1. I LOVE chervons! I love that you posted Charlie Brown, too!
    Thanks so much for listing our chevron art block.

    Terrific post because chevrons rock!
    Thanks Carinne!

  2. great post! glad to see chevrons making a comeback!
    thanks so much, Carinne, for featuring my cuff! :)

  3. thank you for the mention Carrine & Tara!!! Love the blog blurb...happy to follow :)


  4. I love chevron stripes too! I just got the latest West Elm catalog in the mail and there is a chevron rug on the cover! I love it!

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