Up until now, cabana stripes either made us think of over-the-top Hollywood regency-styled hotels, or baby shower motifs of moms-to-be with names like Tinsley. Which is to say: Everything has a time and a place. But lately, we've been seeing cabana-type stripes in a new, modern light that make us think that the right styling and color choice can make these thick stripes feel absolutely contemporary.
Read on to see how we started tracking this trend and our shopping picks!
Cabana stripes probably first came onto our radar most noticeably last spring, with the opening of The Wing (a women's club) in its Los Angeles location, featuring this patio decked out with yellow-and-white cabana-style seating areas:
This image — a couch with pink cabana pillows — from Instagrammer @violet_dent showed up multiple times in our feeds over the past few months:
We became obsessed with HAY's vertical stripe bedding, which is actually pretty affordable (shop more later on in the story):
Brooklyn-based design studio White Arrow showed us how a cabana stripe can work in a more classical, deco-era interior:
The opening of Luddites, a new bookstore and wine barn in Antwerp, designed by Dries Otten, has been making the rounds on Instagram, thanks to those irresistible striped walls paired with bold colors:
And finally, fragrance company Byredo's new Los Angeles store features this sleek lounge area complete with yellow and gold-striped couches:
Cabana Stripe Trend Shopping Picks:
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