British invasion…

There are a couple of design trends that I’ve been noticing lately, and I just thought I’d share them. For those of you who are way ahead of me on the trend front, please bear with me (actually had to Google that to make sure it isn’t “bare”–I can hear my teacher sister gasping for air).

There’s a bit of a British invasion happening. I’m seeing more and more Union Jack flag decor–from an entire couch covered in Union Jack leather upholstery to clocks and pillows. One of the items I’m bringing in for spring is a metal pillar candleholder in the shape of a British crown.

I found this image on a lovely blog called White Alder Home. The Union Jack pillow really packs a punch of style.

photo courtesy of Google images

This wall hanging by Fire Horse Textiles was featured on MadeByGirl. I just love the green take on the iconic Union Jack

The other trend that I’ve been noticing is animal skin prints–especially zebra. They were hot when I was a kid, and it looks like they’re making a strong comeback. Giraffe prints are a fresh (even if they’re classic) take on this exotic look.

This is another photo featured on White Alder Home.

This is a room designed by Miles Redd a celebrated Manhattan designer

photo courtesy of Metropolitan Home magazine

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3 responses

  1. I have to young nephews who (along iwht thier parents) live in London. One of them was born there the other was born in the US. When I was there a few yrs ago .The boys wanted to show my husband, myself and my father (their grandfather)their London. It was interesting to see London through their eyes. I had been to Europe a number of times previous but it was my husband’s first time really outside of the US>

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