This striped dining room was featured in Living Etc. (and included in my tear sheet collection) last March. We have some adventurous clients, and I've been hoping we get the chance continue a stripe across the ceiling for one of them sometime. It makes such a statement!
Of course, in my professional opinion, there's nothing about a stately striped pattern that can't be improved by a portrait of a dog in a suit. So I recommend that, too.