It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the basic, black and white stripe combo. It influences a lot of my work and ideas and somehow invokes a level of classiness and sophistication akin to an old Audrey Hepburn film.
We’re planning on moving from our apartment in Germany to a house in the States in a few months, which means more room (and hopefully) a bigger office space! Stripes in little doses work fine in my current space, but ideas like whole pieces of striped furniture, or the accent wall you’ll see below is something that will only work in a spacious room.
To get inspired and excited about moving, and re-doing my office, I’ve rounded up 8 of my favorite DIY black and white stripe projects that would add coordination, boldness and class to any home office space. Which ones are your favorites and do you have any reoccurring themes/patterns in your house when decorating?
ONE // Monogrammed pin/inspiration board from Handmade Mood. Obviously I love the golden monogram detail on this! Such a fab idea for any pin board. If you’re not up for making an entire board you could spray paint stripes on a cork board and add a vinyl monogram sticker.
TWO // Mini glam command center — perfect for sorting or writing cards, letters, bills, etc. from 11 Magnolia Lane. This tutorial goes over making the entire table and not just the striped part.
THREE // Bronze, black and white desk chair makeover from Little Green Notebook. Definitely my favorite project on this list — and how darling is the golden hardware? Seems simple enough and looks so classy!
FOUR // Mini striped accent wall from Lark & Linen. My favorite part about this accent wall is the fact that it’s only part of a wall but still manages to completely section off the desk/work area from the rest of the room.
FIVE // Kate Spade Inspired Ikea Storage Boxes from First Home Love Life. If you’re not big into painting you could always use black/white duct tape for the stripes and black circle stickers for the polka dots. Voila, done!
SIX // Magazine holder makeover from Cuckoo 4 Design. I’ve given cardboard magazine holders makeovers using patterned contact paper but painting wooden ones (like these) would probably last longer.
SEVEN // Molla Mills crochet rug pattern from Mollie Makes. Obviously I love the stripe pattern but the polka dot pattern is adorable too! I will probably make both and possibly use the polka dot one in a future baby room/nursery.
EIGHT // Horizontal, bold stripe curtains from The Natural Cape Cod. My favorite thing about these curtains is the floor to ceiling style. It makes the ceiling appear higher and the window wider.