ISSUE 10  |  Children's Classics

Fabrics & Linens: Ticking Stripes

March 05, 2008 6:24 AM

BY Julie Carlson

From Julie and Sarah:

We share a genetic predisposition to ticking stripes, which are reassuring in their familiarity and somehow work beautifully almost anywhere in the house.

Below: Pottery Barn is currently offering a good selection of ticking stripe bedding, ranging from $25 for a pillow sham to $129 for a duvet cover; go to

Below: Ticking stripe bolster and pillow from, our favorite fine linen purveyor (founded, interestingly enough, by a 1989 Harvard graduate).

Below: 19th century ticking stripe pillow covers from Los Angeles–based East Meets West at

Below: Ticking stripe fabrics by the yard, as well as reasonably priced bedding, tablecloths, napkins, and ironing board covers, at

Below: Rivedoux bed linens from Libeco; 100 percent linen pillowcases ($45 to $60) and duvet cover ($290 and up) at Didriks.

Below: Ticking stripe bedskirts and boxspring covers, $48 to $78 at Garnet Hill.

Below: Vintage ticking cloth bolster; $395 at

Below: Ticking stripe bedding in ecru/light gray; £12 to £79 at

Below: Ticking stripe chambray Roman shade; $89 to $99 from