Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Salute to Red, White and Blue

I don't know about you, but I love celebrating Independence Day. I think it's the perfect day for embracing all things American, like hotdogs, watermelon, fireworks and Old Glory

And speaking of Old Glory...

Many years ago, when I was young and trotting the globe, I had dinner one evening in a charming home decorated in red, white and blue. It was love at first sight for me, and I planned to follow suit if I ever had a place of my own.

Since then, I've had ten places of my own, but not one room has been decorated in red, white and blue. I'm not sure why, but maybe I'll make it happen one of these fine days. Here are a few images I found online to inspire me. If you're needing a room makeover anywhere, maybe they'll inspire you, too.

Don't you just love this kitchen? So fresh and bright. I can almost hear birds chirping outside the window.

Emily A. Clark
The house I visited had red tulips planted in distressed white pots scattered about the room, but I love this more masculine look, as well. These red leather chairs are sensational.

The pop of yellow and the striped fabrics in this room whisper "cozy" to me.

And who said red, white and blue couldn't be elegant? Wowza!

Decor Pad
Don't you think this understated bedroom with a burlap headboard would be a great place for some afternoon ZZZs? Me, too.

Better Homes and Gardens
Now, this is my kind of space. Not only the colors, but the fabrics, the shapes, the textures. Everything about it says come on in and sit a spell.

And that, my friends, concludes my salute to red, white and blue. I think I'll go hang some flags now. I hope your holiday is safe and filled with love.

♦  ♦  ♦


  1. Gayle, wow...I think #1 pic is my favorite. LOVE blue transferware (and I also have some of it) and this truly full of country charm...just what I like. I have a red kitchen already and you have inspired me to use it there! We have many home improvement projects in our near future...painting my kitchen cabinets white is one of them. Hmmm...I am invisioning the red wall, crisp white trim and cabinets, my blue & white dishes and a few rooster thrown in for good measure. Thank you for sharing these great ideas and have a truly fun July 4th weekend!

  2. Debby, that sounds totally perfect! Can't wait to see all of the "after" pics! ;-) I LOVE blue transferware.

  3. I had never thought of decorating a room in red, white and blue. I love the pics you posted. I think the last one is my favorite! Enjoy your 4th of July!

  4. I had so many of the jewel tones and such as that around here for years. I couldn't do a red, white, and blue room if I had tried. But now I could. Hmmm.

    My sister's kitchen is red, white, and blue. I love it. Wonder if she would get ticked at me for being a baby sister copy cat? I love the rooms you shared here. I think that first kitchen is my favorite.