Horizontal Stripes

You know the old adage that says a woman should never wear horizontal stripes because it adds lbs in the most unflattering of places? Well, I think I've been sort of following that same motto in design too. Horizontal stripes on the wall have always made me feel uncomfortable for the most part. Vertical...ok. Horizontal...just no. 

However some pics I've spied recently that are making me change my tune...

I think alternating colors or widths of stripes is making this look feel very current to me. I also love the idea of a super small scale stripe on the walls in a tiny space. It's maddening...in the best way possible!