Interior Design

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Ticking Stripes Forever

From humble beginnings to, what is now, a staple in Farmhouse style design; ticking stripe canvas was a heavy-duty material used to cover feather mattresses.  The word ticking comes from the Greek word theka, meaning case or covering.  American designer, Sister Parish, introduced ticking stripe to high society in the 1940’s when she paired it with chintz.

What I love most about ticking stripe is its clean simplicity and ability to match with many other fabrics.  My favorite is to contrast it with floral or sundial patterns.  See below for some inspiration and share your ideas.


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