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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Patriotic Cottage



4th of July is one of my fave holidays and one that inspires fun red, white & blue decorating; pulling out the star pillows from the closet and hanging the flag outside, etc..

Sending my fave patriotic pictures to inspire you to decorate for those patriotic holidays or rooms with an American twist.


Classic & sweet American porch from Cherry Hill Cottage.
Flags in potted plants are an easy and inexpensive way to decorate in a very classic way. I like her cute banner in red, white & blue with "celebrate" . Visit her blog to see how you can purchase one!
Clever idea for the outside of a powder bathroom door.LOVE this idea above to display a quilt collection through a screen door & make a hallway end "pop".
Another use of a screen door above, used as an architectural element. Notice how the curve of the screen door relates to the curve of this magnificent staircase. Painting the stairwell door red makes it also pop as art. A staircase runner of seagrass would be a great addition as well.
Love how the designer from Bear-Hill Interiors used red on the ceiling & ceiling fan, as well as taking the curtains all the way to the ceiling. Visually makes the room tall and very dramatic.
Photo via Bear Hill Interiors.
Creative idea above. Looks like they used a retro scarf from a New England travel for the base of the quilt.Cool cruiser bike and precious porch!Classic bedroom from Suzanne Kasler.
Creative use of nautical flags.
Great "play" with varying stripe patterns.
Another "play" with stripes. Love the shuttered doors in the background.

Iconic fashion figures that have influenced my 4th of July decor & fashion style:

The Kennedy Family , Hyannis Port
Ralph & Ricky Lauren




God bless America, from JVW HOME:

Wishing you beautiful fireworks & safe, happy celebrations!
xoxox,





P.S. One of my FAVE songs of the moment is the one playing first on my Playlist today: American Honey. Lady Antebellum & Allison Kraus both sing this song so beautifully...hope you have your volume on to hear it, enjoy!

Images via:
Country Living, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Cherry Hill Cottage, Suzanne Kasler Designs, My Life Time, Superior Pics, Yahoo Images

9 comments:

Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

WOW!!
I'm thrilled to be included in your beautiful blog-post...
Lovely blog you have! Enjoyed my visit!!
Happy 4th to you too!!
Tina
www.cherryhillcottage.typepad.com

Hill Country House Girl said...

I so hope your daughter is okay. What a scary thing - I am sorry you (and she) had to go through that. I love the photos you shared, especially the screened door with the quilts displayed - how clever is that?!! Happy after the 4th!

jvw home said...

Thanks Tina for the sweet comments!
Hope you had a great 4th!

jvw home said...

Thanks Hill Country House girl for the sweet comment today. I'm receiving a "blogger error code" when I try to publish your comments & can't publish it for some crazy tech reason! I'll try again later....
but thank you so much.....
hope yall are enjoying all the great rain we've been getting!
Keep those great posts coming from Fredericksburg!

Rene' said...

Love all the pics!! and the bedroom with the red ceiling!

jvw home said...

Thanks Rene for your comments today....I agree, love that red ceiling.....imagine that room withOUT that red ceiling, and the room would not be so dynamic. The designer of that room had a great vision with the red ceiling idea, b/c it makes it pop!

pve design said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter. Sure hope that she is ok. All those images make me stand up tall and know that each life is a gift!
pve

jvw home said...

"pve" , you're so right....each day is a gift....
thanks so much for the precious comments.
Your illustrations are beautiful....just love your work!
Have a sunny day!

jvw home said...

pve:
meant to agree w/you that each "life is a gift"....but the same goes for : "each day is a gift"!

We are all truly gifts to each other....make each day a great day.....

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