July 8, 2013

RED, WHITE AND BLUE DECOR

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(Source: MIles Redd)
Gone are the days of red, white and blue used only in Yankee style country homes, beach houses or boats. 
It's a perpetually classic combo
In one tri-color grouping you have clean, crisp and regal.

RED WHITE BLUE INTERIORS

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(Source: JK Hotel, Capri, Italy)
Red, White & Blue are popular all over the world! 
One secret when using RW&B is to use a lot of white which keeps it from looking like a campaign's headquarters.


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(Source: Robert Stillin)
Neutrals with pops of red and a framed Old Glory as the 'interest-point' in the room makes it cozier and more casual, rather than another ubiquitous Warhol of Liz Taylor or Marilyn Monroe...


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(Source: Branca Interiors)
This sagacious room in the Hampton's with multiple shades of blue with red pops creates the perfect place for your Gucci bag crew to chill.


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(Source: Pinterest)
A 'transitional' room with clean lines, solid colored upholstery zhuzhed up with modern art and traditional accessories. 
Simple = Successful


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(Source: Diamond-Baratta)
Boom! der it is, updated traditional!
An 'Early American' family room gets twisted up into fun space with vivid blue and red.


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(Source: Domain Home)
Bubby Pearls old Miami furniture looks awesome in RW&B!
(I'd lose the wimpy portraits though - bleh!)


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(Source: Elle Decor)
I love in-yer-face elegance!
This  is the "New Traditional"



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(Source: John Knott & John Fondas)
LOVE this room!  It's the quintessential country house bedroom; it's cozy, bright, happy, and fits with the old house feeling. 
The two different toile's together are totally brill!


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(Source: Pamela Hastings Interiors)
Don't all young boys want a boat-ish looking bedroom once they've outgrown the super hero thing?


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(Source: Coastal Living)
I loves me sum low-budge chic'ness!!
This patchwork spread has an old souvenir table cloth sewn onto it.


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(Source: Pinterest)
Oooooo ain't we fancy now!
LOVE this assemblage.


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(Source: Diamond-Baratta)
Dafuq?
This casual Nantucket home has been brought to the edge of insanity with bright red paint...however, it's totally fun for a few months! 
(I'd 'off myself' if this was my permanent residence, right??)


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(Source: Pinterest)
Inexpensive second-hand furniture is easily overlooked with the sophisticated fabric and carefully used accents.


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(Source: Diamond-Baratta)
I'm sooo  tired of the wanna-be 'spa' indoor pools with their soothing  earth-tone colors and monotonous John Tesh music...  
Fuqdatshit, gimme some flash for my cash baby and some loud-ass,  music...


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(Source: Pinterest)
Guest room 101,  just do it.


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(Source: Book - "Home Sweet Home, Sumptuous & Bohemian Interiors")
In this craycray bohemian pad the RW&B holds it all together and gives it a cool vibe. 


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(Source: Veranda)
Seaside porches scream for RW&B,  it's just sooo classic.



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(Source: Pinterest)
Oh no she d'int...
Yup. And it works too, beotch...


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(Source: Toby Fairly)
OMG I love this room! 
Study the details and how ingeniously the budget was kept in check with recycled pieces simply painted and/or recovered (blue side chairs, blue wing chair, white center table).


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(Source: Pinterest)
Teenager doesn't want the boat shtick?
RW&B can help, but K.I.S.S.!!!  (keep it simple, stupid)


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(Source: Pinterest)
GTFO!
Yes, RW&B with contemporary, go figure....


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The lacquered shelves complete the RW&B circle and make this room way more interesting than if they were white.


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(Source: Pinterest)
Who says it has to be Navy blue?
This pale turquoise is a perfect pairing with the brilliant red.



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(Source: Pinterest)
Ahoy vey, throw me a line, sailor....


DECORATING WITH OLD GLORY, et al

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Authentic old Campbell's Soup sign - hmmm, Andy who??


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(Source: Photobucket)
In this aerie the large American flag makes a vivid statement and compliments the pastiche of the old quilts and antiques.


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(Source: Architectural Digest)
That $842,000(!) Jasper Johns, whilst being small, added an eye-catching point-of-interest in Michael Crichton's home.


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(Source: Citizen M Hotel, London)
Love the black 'envelope' with the Union Jack flag carpets and pillows as the only color.


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(Source: Pinterest)
Minimalism at its best
Less is always  more....


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(Source: Pinterest)
This conjures up some good ol' American pride. 
Collection walls can often be heinous, but this one totally rocks.


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(Source: New England Home)
This vividness of the flag on the stairway makes it a BFD in the design of the all-white space. The pillow compliments it and keeps the feeling flowing.


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(Source: Architectural Digest)
WTF.....$28,642,500.00  ?!?!?
(Yes, you read that right, Christie's fetched $28 MILLION for that Jasper Johns at Michael Crichton's sale)


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(Source: House Beautiful)
This tatty old American flag adds patina to this assemblage of art and objects. The contemporary red lacquered table and vivid blue-and-white striped rug update this space big time.


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(Source: Pinterest)
AGAIN, bring more red into the room. 
An all blue room needs to be broken up with something else - it's just too damn blue...


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(Source: Pinterest)
Why not let one item be the attention get'er?
(It'd be better if it was four-times larger....jus sayin')


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(Source: Southern Living)
This garage-playroom conversion would be boring as hell without that flag. It's big, bold and beautiful - like I like my lady's!


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(Source: Houzz)
This room filled with second-hand shit actually gets a pass because of the groovy old Red-Cross flag. 
(prolly nicked from a disaster site)


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(Source: Country Living)
I find the small pillows with "July 4th"  and "Liberty"  completely twee.  I'm sure she also has a kettle of cinnamon sticks boiling on the stove...


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(Source: Coastal Living )
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ROOM:
  • Get $ 700.00 out of bank
    • Go buy the following:
  • $50. Plain white wall paint
  • $35. Blue ceiling paint
  • $90. Three blue sheet-sets from Home Goods
  • $30/pr. Cheap-ass life-rings from marine supply store
  • $200. Pleather chair from cheap used-furniture store
  • $275. New wood-tone dresser from Target
  • $20. Large American flag at Home Depot
Mix with elbow grease and enjoy undisturbed until kids are 20



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(Source: Antiques Journal)
Yes, people still live like this in 2013


Our beautiful American Flag has been re-imagined by traditional, modern, contemporary and pop artists through the years!
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RE-PURPOSING FURNITURE WITH RW&B
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You can do it, I'm here to help!

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(31" x 24", acrylic on canvas; sienna, turquoise and pink by Joseph Paul Davis)