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It’s almost 4th of July and while I could show pictures of porches draped in American Flags, I’m showing you chic patriotic interiors instead. This is American decor at its best.
Is there anything more Yankee Doodle than a red, white and blue dining room? Seriously? A red lacquered ceiling - amazing! I’m also loving the highly saturated cobalt contemporary dining chairs.
This uber-American interior has a more cozy feel with the introduction of deep seating and soft pillows. While the room is still themed in red, white and blue, there are subtle black accents to ground the space.
The always useful carved black floor lamp. Just like in the room above. A little bit country, a little bit “never out of style.”
Hello glamour puss. I clearly couldn’t only show red lacquer, now could I? The All American colors are easily achieved with a simple white sofa, color-blocked pillows and bold trunk.
This Asian-Style red trunk is functional and exotic, yet totally at home in classic American decor.
Here is a great way to infuse red, white and blue in a more subtle way. The clever mixing of pattern introduces the American decor theme, but the use of various scale, pattern and textures makes it look eclectic. I also love the idea of using a modern large chandelier in a living room. It's unexpected and shimmers.
Another way to keep Patriotic Interiors less hokey is through the introduction of another color, like this bold yellow chair. It works because like the red, white and blue, it’s a primary color.
Happy July 4th and I promise to bring back the porches soon.
Images: Savvy Home
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.