From the shirts worn by Venetian gondoliers to the arms of varsity sweaters, stripes have always held a soft spot in my heart. But, the power of stripes extends far beyond the closet: they can make a major impact in your home. In this powder room, Henri Bendel-esque stripes make a bold statement — to say the least. But your house needn't resemble a termite extermination tent to use stripes effectively; they can also be very subtle. Check out this slideshow to see a few more examples of painted stripes.