Thursday, 7 June 2012

Perfectly Patriotic?

I walked out of my local supermarket in Fulham on Tuesday afternoon at the exact moment the red arrows roared over head from the direction of Buckingham Palace.  I stopped to look up and found myself joining in with my fellow shoppers as we all spontaneously burst into applause and whoops of delight.  It was a very cool moment and a perfect way to end my four days of Jubilations (Jubilee celebrations).  

This weekend it felt good to be British and I was a proud Londoner as I walked through the streets awash with red, white and blue.  All I could see were flags, bunting and people all bearing our country's colours proudly.  It got me thinking, how far is too far when it comes to being patriotic with your paint? Can red, white and blue ever look as good inside as it did outside this weekend?

Blue stripes but not a hint of nautical

Too far?

Contrast Stripes from

Child's bedroom,

A softer approach to patriotism 

Perfect for a swimming pool setting?

Bold blue panels

Cheating with Duck Egg Blue

Checks and Stripes from

Countrify it,

Smart in New England,

Runnertastic from

Soft and chic from Southern Living

Best wallpaper ever? Birds of a Feather wallpaper can be ordered exclusively from Brewers Decorating Supplies in St Johns Lane, Bedminster, Bristol or online from

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