A strié wall treatment complements the undulating pattern in the artwork that graces this entryway. Between the two, the space needs no other embellishment to captivate guests.
Although strié can create a timeworn effect on pale tones such as cream and gray, it also can go in the opposite direction on more upbeat hues. This hand-painted red wallpaper gets a hint of contemporary flourish with a tone-on-tone strié treatment.
Another way to get the strié look: Brush a sheer coat of paint or stain over wood. The unevenness of the color and the underlying grain combine for an appealing faded look, just right for a beach house, cottage or rustic cabin.
Strié doesn't have to be understated — a high-contrast version can yield a dramatic focal point, such as on this sleek kitchen island.
Tile with a strié look, somewhere between wood and stone in appearance, elevates this quietly neutral bath. The pattern gives the restrained palette a sense of energy and motion.
Strié can be a great way to tone down a hue that otherwise might be too bright for the room. A gray topcoat mutes this teal cabinet finish and provides a lovely weathered effect.
Blue strié velvet on a pair of fauteuils sustains the formality of this living space, which is awash in pattern and detail. A solid velvet would have looked too plain, especially coupled with the ornate pattern on the chair backs.