After I recently finished the stripes in my powder room,
I began doing google searches on striped fabrics and came to realize that finding a nice gray striped upholstery fabric (in stock) is really hard to come by!!!
During my searches (on Decorati which is one of my favorites) I also came by this photo & thought the use of stripes made such a statement in this office:
You can click the link for more stripe pics & a great article 'Spruce up a Space with Stripes'
a link with a painting stripes tutorial!