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Can’t Get Zig Zags Off My Mind: Chevron Stripes

TREND, SPACESLauren Caron2 Comments

The Chevron pattern seems to be playing out everywhere. It's zig zagging all over the design world. You'd think we'd be sick of it by now, but we aren't. I have a feeling that the chevron stripe is here to stay, for at least a little while - I read somewhere that they're calling it the "skinny jean of design."  You can find this pattern on everything from wallpaper to pillows, and jewelry to Iphone cases.  There's a playfulness in the movement that zig zags create, which must be why it suites so many surfaces.

The classic black and white stripes are seen most often in interiors.  The neutral palette sets the stage for bold pops of color, similar to the images above.  When the stripes are  in the area rugs, it brings another a level of interest to the foundation of a room.  They work in both contemporary and neo-traditional environments as well.

One of my favorite home product elements that come with a chevron pattern, are the numerous pet beds from Etsy.com. I'm thinking about incorporating a little chevron into our home through this venue - I know Rita wants an update to her current bed. The square shaped beds are by Martha and Ash and come in many colors and the round shaped beds are by Pet Design, which also come in assorted colors and prints.

Fashion has taken to the chevron as well.  This woman's pants are so chic with the classic blazer and knit.  The monogram Iphone case from Etsy is just so cute (I really want one) and look at that Tory Burch Throw! Anyone else have any opinions on the zig zag? Do you like it, love it, or hate it?