Stripes are still in vogue. Hand painted
decorative stripes continues to be popular. Vertical stripes
lend a certain formality any interior space, as well as
adding visual height to a room. Painted stripes gives
a warmer, handcrafted feel than stipes of perfectly machined
wallcovering. The primary advantages of painted stripes
is infinite color, texture and band width range.
More often used in handbags, pocketbooks, wallets and
shoes, learn to imitate this elegant leather. In the past,
top designers may have specified actual ostrich leather
hides to be installed instead of a more traditional wallcoverings..
Today the faux finisher can easily simulate patches of
ostrich leather on walls since the largest patch would
have to be less than 20 square feet.