May 25, 2009

Decorating With Red, White And Blue

In honor of Memorial Day, today’s inspiration board features a red, white and blue decorating scheme. Before you start imagining themed holiday celebrations, let me assure you the look is light on the stars and stripes, yet still perfectly patriotic.

With big accessories in blue and white, simple accents in red and neutral colors mixed in, this living room comes across as casual, a little country and perfect for living during the summer season.

Starting with a basic white sofa, the color palette is established with a bold striped rug and buffalo-check curtains in blue and white. Pops of red from a pillow, quilt and flower arrangement reinforce Americana style. A bamboo trunk (use two as a coffee table) brings in natural texture, while a metallic lantern and sunburst mirror add a touch of sparkle.

clockwise from top left:

Double Cube Brass lantern from Shades of Light
Cherry Wood Pole Set from Lowe's
Indigo Check fabric from Ballard Designs
Carnation centerpieces from Country Living via The Finer Things
Bamboo Lattice Storage Stool from The Container Store
Striped Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Ballard Designs
PB Comfort Sofa from Pottery Barn
Patchwork Throw from Home a la Mode
Red Floral (ektorp) Neckroll from Ikea
Gold Sunburst Mirror from Target

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