Black and White Striped Throw

If you have $20 burning a hole in your pocket, I know how you can spend it. IKEA's Eivor throw is such a great little blanket. It feels like everyone has one, and for good reason.


It's soft like a knitted sweater and it washes well, but the biggest selling point is the great black and white stripe - a pattern that is surprisingly hard to find in throw-form. And it is SUCH a fun addition to any room. Buy one. Buy three!


You may have noticed an Eivor throw hanging out on our old headboard. I was so sick of the old fabric on our bedframe! We had plans to reupholster it ages ago, but our bedroom was definitely on the back burner. Finally I'm picking out a fabric to order this week and I've decided to go with the velvet route. I'm leaning toward the silk coral on the left. There will be brass nail trim and new bedding too. Yessssssss!


What's your vote? The peacock velvet on the end is lovely in person, but I think it might match too much with the painting.

Also, do you have the Eivor throw? Link party in the comments section if you want to share how/where you use yours!

50 comments:

Tiffany Leigh said...

I can't believe I didn't know about this throw before now! I'm in love with the black and white stripe! So on trend right now, but timeless. Also, I like the coral velvet too!
Tiffany
tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.com

pve design said...

I think that coral in that all black room will be like lipstick with the little black dress.
stunning.
pve

Sadie + Stella said...

I totally bought this throw about 5 months ago and have never turned back. I love! The coral velvet is beautiful but I am also loving that cobalt. Ohhh decisions!

{edie} said...

I lOVE this throw and only wish I had bought 3 or 4! We use it at the end of the guest room bed to give a little modern twist to a very old fashioned room!

http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2012/04/diy-woman-silhouette-art/

Can't wait to see your new bedroom, Jenny!
xoxo,
edie

Haus and Home said...

I saw this and was so hoping it came in navy and white. I did pick up an ivory knitted sweater throw for $29 which was also a great deal!

Sara @Lovely Shelter said...

I love what you've done with the frame over your bed. That painting was a great find, and the gold really makes it pop!

The peacock velvet looks gorgeous, but the coral would give such a nice shot of color against black walls.

I think it's fantastic the way you use color in your home and I really look forward to seeing what you do with your next house.

Jody said...

Thanks for the tip about the throw! Now I just need to decide how many!

Love the coral velvet! :)

My Interior Life said...

I picked up the throw a few months back and used it at the end of my sofa, but move it around from time to time. I think I do need more. Nothing like a little graphic punch. You can check mine out here:
http://myinteriorlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/futures-so-bright.html

Love the coral velvet. Can't wait to see updates from your new home!

Nataliya said...

I love the mint. I will look lovely with a black wall.

LindsB said...

I just used that Kravet coral fabric in my final project for class and I love it! I paired it with the Cole & Son's Hummingbird wallpaper and I LOVED the two together :)

mom23 said...

Was wondering where to get the throw...thanks for the "in" on that...LOVE the coral fabric, for sure!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I have one! It's a great size and looks draped almost anywhere. We have ours on our couch in the living room. It looks good with our vintage scarf pillows. Perfect stripe to their floral!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

My vote goes towards the coral velvet. I think it will be a powerful color note in a dark bedroom.

I do not have the ikea blanket, however my MIL crocheted a black and white blanket for us years ago. Here is a sketch of it with my kitty, Slim. I love how the stripe makes interesting patterns when folded and crinkled.

http://elizabethfloydstudio.blogspot.com/2008/06/sketch-of-our-cat-slim.html

Liz

mary straton said...

I LOVE the coral velvet, too!

Lauren Tien said...

My vote is the coral velvet. I have two euro pillows in coral velvet just like that swatch and I love them (the covers are from Ikea!).

Sandy said...

I love the black and white striped throw. I'm going to crochet one!!!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I love that throw...and have two! here's one of them on the back of my blue sofa:
http://hisugarplum.blogspot.com/2012/02/bullseye.html

Amanda Hill said...

I vote the orange melon color...look fantastic with the painting!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Happy Summer! I love the black and white throw! Great addition to any room! I loved keeping up with your blog! Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Elissa said...

I've got the throw! I picked it up a while ago for my son's room. Such a great deal!

http://dougelissa.blogspot.ca/2012/01/thrifty-find.html

Katie of At Home When Im With You said...

I love this!! I am going to get this for sure the next time I go.
-Katie
Athomewhenimwithyou.blogspot.com

Jamie Monami said...

Coral velvet all the way -- wow, I'm completely mad about that color and imagining it against black walls..... Plus it's nice how it complements the painting instead of matching it.

The throw is lovely too -- something my grandma would have loved.

Swash + a Sprinkle said...

I guess i have to be different, I actually would vote for the caramel colour in the middle. It looks so soft. Are you still thinking of changing the shape of the headboard?

Erin said...

Not yet, but I want one. If I can get close to an IKEA, I'll buy one for sure. I wish you could shop online or better yet Oklahoma should have a store!

Dene @ Gloss White said...

Every time I see this throw in Ikea I'm drawn to it. I think you've just convinced me to buck up and buy the damn thing. After all, you can't go wrong with a black and white stripe! I love the coral for your headboard. I agree, I think the blue is a little too matchy matchy with the painting and the coral will stand out superbly against your black walls. Can't wait to see it all come together!

Eva from ~ Sugar Shack Studios ~ said...

Love that throw, as do the two yorkies that live with me ~ blanket battles every night on our couch, I think I'll get them their own next time I swing thru Ikea.
Coral. I love it, it's happy and sexy and vibrant all at once. I like the navy too, but coral is what I'm crushing on there.

Oh! Baby Designs said...

I bought this throw when we got our cream couches back in March and I love it :)

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Wow, I LOVE the coral fabric on the left. What a beautiful color! And that throw is awesome -- I may just have to get one! :-) Thanks for sharing.

Casey said...

Nice throw! I just put my fuzzy white sofa blanket away (wasn't right for summer) and I think this would be a perfect replacement! I also love the coral for the headboard. It would look lovely paired with black walls whereas the deep blue may disappear.

Lela said...
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Lela said...

The fabric in the middle is my favorite. Is it a greenish light grey? Anyway, I like it matchy matchy :-) And I definitely have to see, if I can get that Ikea throw here in Berlin as well!

Siobhan said...

I really like the Black and White throw and the Black and White headboard. They remind me of the striped abacas Merida just launched with Celerie Kemble.

http://www.meridameridian.com/area-rugs/abaca/abaca/belted-stripe

Siobhan
Skelley@meridameridian.com

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Just another reason I wish I had an IKEA near by!! Loving the coral - especially against the black walls. That will look amazeballs.

Krista said...

Oh I love both the coral and the peacock and they look great together. What about doing one on the headboard and using the other as an accent color on the bedding? I'm partial to the peacock but I love black and indigo together.

Shalni said...

I love the throw and I have one draped on the arm of our sectional. Its such great quality for $20.

Sarah said...

No, but I want one! Time to jump on the Ikea ferry!!

Tania Maree said...

Peacock Velvet......
TM xx

Decoration Ideas By Katia Galarraga said...

Just got it in Ikea Paramus. Thank you!!!

Jennifer Nichols said...

I love this throw, too! My husband and I are photographers, so I bring it with us on vacations/camping trips. The bold pattern really makes for great photos! Here's one of my favorites of my husband and 2-yr. old in the 9th photo down:
http://thenicholsblog.com/2012/03/22/the-stars-at-night-are-big-and-bright/

(And LOVE the coral velvet-gorgeous!)

Carrot said...

Love this throw but I knew it wouldn't go anywhere so I decided to go with something softer in grey but with lots of texture from Zara. I also have a mexican blanket that I love to use over a plain white duvet cover (you can see it here: http://bunniesandstripes.blogspot.fr/2012/05/whats-mine-is-yours.html).

As for your headboard, my vote goes to coral. LOVE it!

Polly Rowan said...

That looks like a cosy throw! I want one ha! The coral looks lovely x

How2home said...

This is such a lovely post! It really reflects on what we posted today about "black/white" decor as well (www.eieihome.com/blog/how-to-decorate-with-black.html) Great mind thinks alike right! Any decorating plans for you this weekend?

Anonymous said...

CORAL!! Love the throw. I'll have to get one!

Rebecca said...

I bought the throw blanket a couple months ago for my living room, but it moves around. Everyone in my family loves it! I'm tempted to buy a couple more because it's so classic. :)

As for the velvet, I agree with pve design, the coral will look fab with all the black.

Kim said...

I love the black and white stripe and honestly, I wouldn't change it (except to update the fabric if it's seeming worn). Can you work the coral velvet in as some accent pillows?

Kim said...

I love the black and white stripe and honestly, I wouldn't change it (except to update the fabric if it's seeming worn). Can you work the coral velvet in as some accent pillows?

Anonymous said...

Love silk velvet but be mindful of how it wears. There are other velvets out there although the silk is definitely different. It will water spot and can leave impressions. Try it out on your sample before the big investment. Love your blog!

Amber Weinberg said...

LOL This blanket was actually the first thing I bought from Ikea, the first time I visited it in London :)

Tatyana Babich said...

Here is one for $62.65 in navy and blue... I think someone was looking for one.
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/gifts/Nautical-Stripe-Throw/882709058335-item.html?cookieCheck=1

Splendid Little Thrills said...

I love the coral! Bold and Beautiful!

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