Blinds For French Doors

There was a time when French and patio doors were seen as the height of exotic chic. They were once the home accessories of only the well to do. They would garner puzzled looks from people who couldn’t believe there was another entrance to the house apart from the front and back door. It was a bit like when you first encountered a video recorder for example as if it was a marvellous machine from another planet. You might think the same when you see our very stripy blinds for French doors.

Blinds for French Doors – pourquoi?

Now nearly everyone has French doors they don’t seem so exotic any more. They let light stream in and allow you to enjoy the splendour of the garden or patio throughout the day. But what about when it’s time to shut out the world? When the light begins to fade the choices are limited. Curtains are heavy and expensive, Venetian and roller blinds are clumsy and difficult to use in this location. The simplest system in our stripy view is vertical blinds for French doors.

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The Stripes Company A-Z

The Stripes Company A-Z
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Welcome to the Stripes Company A-Z where throughout the festive season we’ll be bringing the alphabet to you Stripes style! We’re dreaming of a Stripey Christmas and hope you’ll join us too! We see stripes everywhere and over the December period while seeing our A-Z we’re sure everything will become striped for you too!

Each week between the 1st & 24th Dec we will be posting something stripey that may be in picture, gif or text format. Plus we have a competition! Add your stripey ‘Z’ suggestion in the final week to win a fantastic prize, remember the crazier the better! Enjoy.

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Next Years Hottest Fashion Colours

Each season PANTONE® creates a Fashion Color Report outlining the key colour trends – and the forecast for Spring 2016 at New York Fashion Week draws its inspiration from fashion.

Now although we at The Stripes Company occasionally flaunt the fact that we are able to take sartorial taste to a new level (please see Dan and Tilly in our previous post showing the versatility of stripes) it would take a brave soul to wear all these Pantone colours together

hottest colours - pantone colours spring 2016

They may be better appreciated and enjoyed from a distance – perhaps as an accent –  and we would encourage you to think laterally or vertically.
A few mixed piped square cushions on your sofa perhaps?

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The Stripes Company Piped Square Cushions in ‘Rhumba’ Stripe
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The Stripes Company Piped Square Cushions in ‘Horseshoe’ Stripe
square piped cushions - yellow green stripes
The Stripes Company Piped Square Cushions in ‘Cricket Yellow’ Stripe

The top ten hottest fashion colours for men’s and women’s fashion for Spring 2016 are:

PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz
PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity
PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue
PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup
PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell
PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray
PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta
PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee
PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash

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Striped Roman Blinds

Striped Roman Blinds

Living With Stripes



LighthouseWe all love stripes!  They have been used for centuries within interior designs to make a place feel great to live in.

The fantastic thing about stripes is that they have an immediate impact upon any space they are put in.

Stripes are also great ‘memory joggers’ as certain colours within stripes can remind us of special places and occasions.

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Take a look at our fabulous range of stylish interior striped fabrics,  striped cushions, window treatments etc. to bring a splash of colour into your living space… it’ll make you smile!

 

The versatility of Striped Fabrics

The Stripes Company has commissioned a special couture dress to be designed in our multi colour striped fabrics to illustrate the versatility of these wonderful striped fabrics and products….

Terese Dennis, formerly the wardrobe supervisor with the Cirque du Soleil,  designed the dress and is now supervising the costumes for Chester Performs outdoor plays at Grosvenor Park in Chester  this summer.

The Stripes Company has also specially designed a men’s striped three piece tailored suit to match.

Both stripey outfits will be worn for the duration of the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show from 22-26 July 2015 where The Stripes Company can be found on stand CLM 112 –  a wahlu outside the Country Living Marquee

The stripes company dress and suit

Make your own deckchair sling

How to make a Deckchair Sling

In the July Issue 5 of Simply Sewing Magazine they have wonderful step by step sewing tutorials on how to make ‘Alfresco Accessories’ all made with The Stripes Company’ striped fabrics.

The excellent instructions show you step by step how to make:

  • A deckchair sling with headrest attachment for a deckchair with a sling that has a casing stitched into the top, into which a pole is threaded
  • A windbreak with pocket
  • A duffle bag
  • A picnic throw/beach mat edged in striped fabric
  • A garden cushion 50x50x10cm

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Grosgrain Ribbon – Add a dash of colour and style!

Summer hat trimmed with The Stripes Company grosgrain ribbonStand out from the crowd by adding a splash of colour to your favourite hat with our *NEW* grosgrain ribbon.

Whether you are going to Ascot races or just pottering about in the garden you can truly bring your hat to life!

Use ‘Stitch Witch: Fusible Bonding Web’ and a few tacking stitches to bond the two edges of ribbon together. Hide the join with a loop of ribbon or a bow.  If adding a jute flower it is best to stitch into place using double thread.Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on Top hat

Directors Chair Replacement Canvas

One of our lovely customers told us:

Big thanks for convincing me that the 45cm width deckchair fabric would do the job as directors chair replacement canvas …. It was perfect and very easy to copy pattern from original directors chair covers.

Am thrilled with my handiwork and we’ve had these directors chairs for 19 years….can’t believe I haven’t done this before now!!

Promised I’d send photo of finished directors chairs……this is Elmo proudly displaying the newly covered directors chair in it’s glory.

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Jan C

If you don’t want to do it yourself like Jan we can make replacement directors chair covers for you !

Kids Room Decoration Ideas

The Stripes Company bring you fun, playful, stripey Kite Hangers for bunting. Designed by us specially with kids in mind to decorate childrens nurseries to playrooms, bedrooms – and beyond!

Three randomly colourful kites with Confetti Tassle fringe trailing streamers. Carefully stitched with four different striped fabric sections and lined with fine cotton on the back. Each kite comes with a loop on the top for hanging from lights, curtains, ceilings or walls.

Kids Room Kite Decorations

 

rope_all410For more kids room decoration ideas why not string a few packs of three together with The Stripes Company Rope Braids in various colours to make Kite Bunting…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

£18 per pack of three kite buntingKites. Each kite measures approx 63 cms. Total length including streamers
21.5 cm wide.