Seeing Stripes: Chic Awnings

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{Cedar Baldridge}

Awnings are a great way of adding architectural interest to the facade of a house and they do double duty by providing shade from the hot sun. Lately, I haven’t been able to get enough of striped awnings, especially black and white ones. I don’t think they would work on my existing house from an aesthetic standpoint, but you’d better believe I have them tucked away in my dream home file. Yes, I think they would be just perfect on a white bricked Georgian or Colonial house with black shutters and black lacquered door. The home of Houston-based landscape designer extraordinaire, Cedar Baldridge is featured in the August issue of Paper City and it put chic awnings front and center in my mind once more. No one does chic awnings quite like Cedar!

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{Cedar Baldridge}


{Cedar Baldridge}

awnings beaux mondes designs

 {Chic Black and White Striped Awnings}

awnings belair gardenista

 {A Beautiful Gray and White Home in Bel-Air, California features Matching Awnings}

awnings classic

 {How charming is this house?}

Photo by Darren Ankenman

{Black and White Awnings Overlooking Mark D. Sikes’ Stunning Garden}

serena crawford hopetoun awnings

 {Serena Crawford’s home feels even more welcoming with the addition of a green and white striped awning to match her home’s exterior.}

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{Striped awnings add a point of interest to this crisp home.}

awning lonny

 {Whether on a house, hotel, or shop, few things are as charming as beckoning awnings on a classic building. | Heidelberg Suites designed by Michele Bonan as featured in Lonny}

awnings timothy corrigan

{Timothy Corrigan’s Los Angeles atelier is just beautiful.}

awnings hotel st cecilia

{Wide Awnings provide Bold Visual Impact at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin}

How do you feel about awnings? Do you love them or could you leave them?


{Images via Pinterest unless Otherwise Noted}

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  1. Love them! We’re considering taking the plunge to paint our brick and I would really like to use awnings for some added interest – I, too, love how they look against a white brick house. For our own home, I’m thinking spear design, solid black (and maybe a white trim?) with a fairly shallow projection.

  2. Wow! This is beautiful! I am in love with stripes right now! I have been wanting to add black striped curtains to our patio and this confirmed it!

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