With July 4th upon us, I was inspired to explore some red, white and blue patriotic color combos. Typically thought of as vintage Americana colors, many of the photos I found illustrate how this classic combination can be so much more.
It’s summer, so why not start off with an inspiring, cheerful porch? Polka dots and stripes have always been a favorite of mine. Love the pillows and birdhouse.
These red barstools illustrate just how effortlessly red can liven up an all white space.
I love the texture of the rattan chair paired with the red leather ottoman, and there are those polka dots and stripes again. At least I’m consistent ;).
Contrary to the color ‘rule’ of using a color three times, these contemporary red floating shelves may be the only red in this space, but it’s all it needs to finish it off.
If you’ve ever doubted how much of an impact a small detail like knobs can make, just take a look at this next picture and imagine the cabinetry with simple chrome knobs. Big difference, right?
Deep blue walls really help this space stand out against the view and white cabinetry.
Want to do something bold but maybe not in an entire room? The hallway is the perfect place!
This outdoor space is where I want to be right about now!
I love me some Ralph Lauren! This bedroom looks like it belongs in a house in the Hamptons…on the beach of course!
And this one definitely belongs in the mountains of Tennessee. Can you just imagine yourself sipping some hot chocolate, cuddled up with your favorite fur baby and a good book on a winter’s night in this room?
I love, love, LOVE this bedding! I wish I could find the source for this photo :(.
Which is your favorite??
In other news…
Do you ever have one of those weeks that fly by, and although you might have done a lot, it feels like you really didn’t do anything? That’s pretty much what this week was like. The Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett concert that I mentioned last week was excellent on Tuesday. There were more than 18,000 people there, elbow to elbow on the lawn. We really went for Lady Gaga, but it was super cool to see someone as iconic as Tony Bennett too. Thursday we went into Manhattan for the day which probably wasn’t the best idea ever. It took us 4 hours to get home! Lots of people leaving early to get a head start on the weekend I guess, and the long drive sucked the life out of me. Guess this ‘country mouse/city mouse’ is changing ;).
One thing I do want to mention is if you’re interested in photography, check this out. Unfortunately, the sale at that link is over, but they will certainly have new ones. They’re even going to have a ‘homemaking’ one which sounds intriguing, and I know you’re interested in that ;). I purchased the photography bundle, and it looks like I have my work cut out for me. Soooooooooo many things to look at, I think it will take me YEARS to get through them all, but at $67 I couldn’t pass it up and I thought I’d share (not an affiliate link).
The backyard is still a mess. We haven’t had more than two days without rain and the contractor doesn’t want to bring any equipment back there until the ground has dried up. At this rate, I’m wondering if we’ll ever get our fire pit :(.
I’m working on updating the guest bath with some peel and stick ’tiles’. I’ll also be giving the dated cabinetry a coat of paint and changing out the hardware and a few other inexpensive changes so stay tuned. (I ran out of tiles and have to wait for another shipment so it may take a few weeks.)
Enjoy the holiday my lovelies! Till next time…