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Interiors| Team GB Design! W


e’re into a busy year where our national pride is being thrust to the forefront of our consciousness.


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee gave us street parties and an extra bank holiday and with the Olympics coming to London; perhaps we should consider how we can be patriotic in the design of our homes?


A few years ago everything was covered in the stars and stripes as a nod to American designers such as Ralph Lauren; but now we’re doing it ourselves and ‘Union Jacks’ are everywhere. Whether it be on a mug, a cushion, a throw or a bedcover you can proudly ‘fly the flag’. But, if you don’t want a living room or bedroom dominated by flags you can still produce a very British interior.


The ‘afternoon tea’ look is very British and still very fashionable, with old fashioned colourful china, cake stands, moulded glass and small floral prints. To create this look but with an all together more patriotic feel try using red and white or blue and white gingham tablecloths, tea towels or napkins. Or use a red and white or blue and white stripe to cover a pinboard or make a runner for the centre of a table. A blue glass vase can make a splash with red and white flowers in it and ribbons are a great idea tied around vases or as ties for napkins. Blue glass chargers under white plates on your dinner table and maybe some cake toppers with ‘the flag’ on them will finish the look.


Put up some bunting if you are lucky enough to have a garden or some outside space and let’s all get behind Team GB!


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