I went to the opening weekend of Damien Hirst’s exhibition at the Tate, and whether you love or loathe Hirst’s work, his simple ‘Spot Painting’ just doesn’t do it for me. I naturally gravitate towards stripes, but I thought for the sake of this piece I would give spots a chance. Made infamous by Cadbury’s cleverly engineered “Spots or Stripes” campaign, these two forms of pattern have been at odds throughout the ages.
Try as I might, I really struggled to find any room set or scheme that wasn’t childish, or scarily garish. I’m sorry spots, unless someone can prove otherwise you are just better suited to little girls rooms (nothing wrong with that!) or clothes. A pretty dress with spots can be the perfect summer outfit, and it’s best just left at that.
Which do you prefer? Send me the case for and against and perhaps you can persuade me to change my mind…
Images (Left – Right, Top to Bottom):
Stripes: lolobou; country living, kelly wearstler, house and garden, the house home.
Spots: costal living, pinterest, design sponge, caterinaregina