UK interior style ~ a royal tribute

I was 12 when Diana and Charles were married, and was in England at the time of the wedding.  My Dad was English, and had remained in contact with a childhood friend, (pre email).  His friend had a daughter my age and we were penpals for several years.  The anticipation and celebration of the Royal Wedding at the time was spectacular, we made scrapbooks, and there was a huge neighbourhood party and we were given goody bags and commemorative mugs.

I love British Design.  Especially good at mixing different eras and styles ~ worn with elegant, exotic with modern, eclectic and contemporary.  I appreciate the Traditional British Design, as well as the modern.  Two of my favorite design magazines are Living Etc and Elle Decor UK.  In celebration of the Royal Wedding this weekend, I choose 5 photos of interiors that are distinctly British as a wee tribute.  

This modern, neutral room is made interesting with the addition of a faded Union Jack painting and vintage floor lamp.

Graphic carpet, tufted chesterfield, vintage trunk, overscale lamp and clock – all neutrals with exception of the faded colour of the flag pillow – a great representation of British design.

A pair of vintage leather chairs with a pair of flag cushions make a comfortable spot to sit. I love the red hat in the artwork.

A vibrant pop art image of the Queen with the bright pink wall is not for everyone but sure is eyecatching!

A perfect example of a great mix – a well loved leather chair, with an elegant mirror, textured carpet, patterned wallpaper, a trunk and taxidermy. The patriotic touch of the Union Jack pillow.

Have a wonderful weekend!  CHEERS!

Living Etc photos.

My name is Sue Womersley and I love decorating.

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