Florals for spring? Not at my house. I prefer my stems in the garden or a vase. Give me swathes of black or beige and walls of wood or glass at home.
If you can relate to my fixation with layers of neutrals at home, then these modern prints might be for you. Each check and stripe adds dimension without distraction and will meld seamlessly into a natural, modern room.
Lulu + Georgia Uma Rug | This gridded rug introduces a pattern that’s near textural and, depending on how you style it, can do just about anything you need it too. We love it as shown above with black and white accessories and a nubby chair.
Lulu + Georgia Irregular Checkerboard Rug | The irregularity of this checked rug adds modern nuance and a hand-made feel to this collaborative piece by Lulu And Georgia and designer
Sarah Sherman Samuel. A checkered rug look trendy now, yet promises to last the test of time, especially in this sandy colorway.
TEKLA Off-White Organic Three-Piece Towel Set | Nothing beats a fluffy set of white towels, but these striped sets from Tekla have us looking twice at prints for the oasis that is our primary bathroom. Just as every modern closet needs a good striped top or two, maybe the rule should apply to the linen closet too. We’re drooling for the variety of black and white stripes available from this organically-made brand and you’ve got to see the set with pale blue stripes too (below!).
BAINA Checkered Towels | We’ll be toting organic cotton terrycloth towels from BAINA to the beach this summer, but imagine the impact they’d make in a classic bathroom too. This is the kind of bold print we can warm to — and once the love affair is over? Stow them away and return to your classic whites.
PARACHUTE Striped Vintage Linen Euro Pillow Cover | Designer Jake Arnold (see our profile) recently collaborated with Parachute Home on a collection of home goods and the throw pillows are a stand-out. These linen stripes will add some edge to your beige on beige couch or bed.
Jenni Kayne Alpaca Colorblock Throw | Keep your natural color story in tact with a throw that will meld all your layers in one deliciously soft alpaca throw. We love this color blocking, but if it’s a solid color you’re really after, all of Jenni’s throws come in a range of subtle colors we adore.
The citizenry Organic Cotton Duvet Cover | A fine pinstripe on the bed can maintain the calm and neural colorstory in your bedroom while adding a subtle thrill of print. This version from The Citizenry meets our clean standards and adds just the textural detail we’re looking for.