ticking stripe obsession

I’m reupholstering a bench for a client in a vintage gray and white ticking stripe fabric and the more I work on it, the more I want to keep it for myself!  Ticking may just be the perfect fabric…it can be paired with everything, works in modern, traditional and beachy interiors and is generally inexpensive.  I love furniture upholstered in ticking most of all.  Here are some beautiful examples of how ticking can take a piece of furniture from drab to fab:

This is where it all began for me: the living room of menswear designer Michael Bastian in Domino and those gorgeous chairs:

These chairs add subtle sophistication to this living room via Houzz:

Everything Nate Berkus touches turns to gold, including this library, with its high gloss walls, beautiful art and ticking sofa, via Elle Decor:

Love this Bergere chair, which got a facelift from Girl v. the World.  Check out how she did it here:

Jennifer Eggleston’s living room is country chic, thanks to ticking slipcovers, via Country Living:

Can’t get enough of this settee, via La Brocanteuse:

The fabulous mother-daughter duo behind Good Bones Great Pieces scored this beauty, via Traditional Home:

India Hicks’ family room in her Hibiscus Hill house is the epitome of casual comfort (I love the ticking sofa, paired with the zebra throw pillows!):

Love this headboard featured in Martha Stewart Living:

A chic settee via Canadian House and Home:

This gorgeous settee had me at hello when I first saw it featured on Katy Elliot’s fab blog:

More fabulous seating, via Houzz:

Love this daybed, via la Dolce Vita:

I bet this One King’s Lane beauty sold out real quick, via Pinterest:

This wingback from Pottery Barn comes in ticking stripe:

And don’t forget to check out Red Ticking Home!

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  1. sherry hart on October 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Kelly, I have been seriously thinking about doing black and white ticking for new slipcovers on my den furniture. I have white for the summer….but I am tired of washing them 🙂

  2. Kelly Stivers on October 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Sherry, you can't go wrong with black and white ticking – it's one of my favorites and it would look beautiful in your living room!

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