Thursday, July 1, 2010

Decorating with Red, White and Blue
With the 4th of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to feature some patriotic inspiration like this cute cottage with the American Flag flying proudly. Red geraniums and a vintage enamel cooler on the porch make it even more festive.

This is our home, also with the flag flying proudly. We actually fly it every day!
The flag is the inspiration here for this classic red Adirondack chair with star studded pillow and blue ticking stripe cushion.
This porch is all decked out in red, white and blue.
How perfect is this for July 4th?
I like this idea of putting flags in potted plants to create a patriotic room.
A cottage living room with red gingham and blue ticking. The red lamp base adds a punch of red.
An all American kitchen. I love the plaid skirt and bistro dishes with blue trim.
The yellow ware bowls on the ledge are pure Americana.

House Beautiful
One of my favorite designers, Gary McBournie designed this kitchen. The floor is painted "Deep Ocean" by Benjamin Moore, then splattered with red and white paint. I love the rustic beamed ceiling. Very cool cabinets with their cut out doors. Notice the flag tucked into the corner.....

House Beautiful
You can't miss this flag! This boy's room was designed by Suzanne Kasler. I love the red leather club chair and denim bedding. The blue ceiling brings it all together.

House Beautiful
Another flag used as art in this boy's room, designed by Emily Henry. The wall color is Dunn-Edward's "Enchanting Sky."

Which brings us to this boy's room, designed by moi! My son, Alex's room has always been painted this shade of denim blue. When he moved out to go to college, I bought him a queen bed and got rid of his twin beds. The shams and Indian blanket are Ralph Lauren. Wall color is "Philipsburg Blue" by Benjamin Moore.

I hope all these photos gets you in the mood for the 4th!
We are so excited to be with all our kids and grandkids this weekend! What are your plans?
Barbecue? Camping? Fireworks?
Whatever you end up doing, have a fun and safe 4th of July!

I'm linking up to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
On Saturday, I'll join Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday.
Thank Ladies for hosting.

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is just knock out gorgeous! And I love the cottage looks, I would buy that red check couch!
Happy 4th to you!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Delores, all of these pictures are inspiring, but none more than the flag flying from the balcony of your beautiful home. Did T.a.m. have any of the plates. On the back is stampoed "Moda Home (". I went to their site and found so many things I wanted to order, but they must have sold out of these plates. It shows a picture with them in it on their home page, but couldn't find them in their kitchen section. Hope you found some. Have a wonderful 4th! laurie

Lori E said...

Lots of interesting things here. I'm liking the watermelon on the windowsill. It screams summer.

Sarah said...

Delores, thanks for sharing all these inspiring Americana rooms.
Your home is gorgeous, especially with that huge American flag proudly flying. ~ Sarah
~Happy 4th of July! ~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Delores, Happy 4th! I hope you enjoy every single minute of it with all those you love, big and small. Loved this post. Your home is so warm, just beautiful. xo lidy

clustres said...

Fun with the good ole' red white and blue! Your home is lovely!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You have put us all in the mood for a wonderful
4th of July! The best picture is the one of the flag flying from your beautiful balcony.
Happy 4th of July to all!

Decor To Adore said...

I adore your patriotic spirit.

Great minds think alike so come on by. :)

The Tablescaper said...


All of the photos are beautiful, but I really love YOUR home.Your grand entrance, with the flag flying high, is so welcoming.Your son's bedroom is the perfect spot for a young man.

Be sure to come and be a part of "SUMMER SUNDAYS", my weekly meme. It's all about what summer means to YOU!

Happy Fourth.

- The Tablescaper

Anne said...

Your home looks so stately with that flag waving out front. Wishing you and yours a happy weekend!!

Kathysue said...

Delores, Happy 4th of July weekend!1 Your home is gorgeous and the flag is the perfect touch to such a wonderful home. Kathysue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You and I have a similar post. I haven't published mine yet. I have about 3 of the same pics. Oh well, great minds think alike. Have a good one!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love the inspiration pics...but of course your home is my favorite! Beautiful as always!


Happy 4th of July!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great finds and I love how your own patriotic room looks. Have a sparkling Fourth!

Joan said...

I love the red, white, and blue look. It is just a summertime classic. Love your son's room, too! Keep waving that flag! Happy 4th to you!

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

Thank you for the inspiring photos! Now I want to run out and buy some red, white and blue pillows for my front porch. Our neighborhood has a Fourth of July parade every year and they go right by our house. I've got to represent!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Your house is beautiful! And what a great collection of red, white and blue decorating ideas!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Delores! I also love that kitchen with the rustic beamed ceiling. You have a lovely home and I appreciate that you proudly fly our flag. We fly ours each day too!! Have a very happy 4th of July!

Susan and Bentley

Diane said...

Great pics and thanks for the inspiration Ü

bj said...

These are just beautiful images but the prettiest of all is YOUR home. Oh, is just stunning.
I love your pretty blog and I am following. Hope you will come by to see me sometime. :)
xo bj

bj said...

oops, your follower thingy isn't working..I'll come back soon, tho.

Anonymous said...

I'll take 2 red adirondack chairs pretty please. Priced some this week and YOUCH! Love them though.


Unknown said...

Love the pics! Happy 4th to you!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Delores, When I come to visit, I am always in for a real treat! This partriotic post makes me want to re decorated in red, white and blue! I just love the red cottage couch! And the American flag hanging on the wall!

Your home is just gorgeous! Your flag is perfectly positioned to show your love of our precious country.
Thanks for all of your encouragement, friend!
Happy 4th!

Allie and Pattie said...

Stunning home and those kitchens are to die for! Happy 4th!!
xoxo Pattie

Christie said...

Love, love, love your photos! Your house is beautiful! So welcoming and inviting! We will be fishing, swimming, eating and shooting fireworks...our fav July 4th is to go to the middle of the lake and watch fireworks from all around! Take a peek at our 'Dog Days of Summer' at Happy 4th!!!

xinex said...

Your home is beautiful with the flag waving proudly, Delores. Love the inspirational rooms. My guestroom in FL used to have a patriotic theme, that is, before I got the house rented out and I miss it. Happy 4th!...Christine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

You have a beautiful home. These pictures certainly did make me look forward to the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I really enjoyed all of these images...but, the front of your house I love!!!

La Dolfina said...

Such a wonderful patriotic post Dolores! Your home is gorgeous and reminds me so much of the homes in Alameda in the Gold Coast neighborhood I just posted about :)
I swear your house looks so familiar!
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July today!!!!

Heidi said...

Hi Delores,
Very nice, your son's room looks so cozy and patriotic!
I can only imagine how hard it would be to keep those cut-out doors in that Gary McBournie kitchen clean!!
Our entry is not nearly as grand and lovely as yours, it's much more rugged and ranchy, but our flag flies every day, too! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your blog is amazing...I especially love this post..

Have a HAPPY Fourth. Celebrate America!
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Brenda Pruitt said...

Positively LOVE this look and the colors!

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Beautiful patriotic homes!

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