Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Things British

I'm celebrating the very exciting lead up to the Royal Wedding with all of the quintessential British Style Icons.

The Union Jack is as English as they get and it is currently quite popular in cushions, artwork, rugs and antique items.

Union Jack trunk available from Village Gallery

This is a beautiful mix of such a strong image (the Union Jack) with the soft and traditional pieces featured in this styling by Pixel Squared click on their link for stockists in your area (Love this bus scroll art with a rock edge)

This is the picturesque Country Cottage featured in the movie The Holiday.  Unfortunately it is not real according to 213's top 10's blog and was purpose built for the movie in Surrey; but don't we all wish we had one of these to sneak away to for a mini break and snuggle by the fire!

Rosehill Cottage
Looking into the kitchen from the sitting room

This gorgeous cottage sitting room - so cosy!  I love the blue velvet ottoman and of course the fireplace


Bringing the outside in this large conservatory is being used as a dining space with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings The Kent Conservatory Company

Front doors - brightly painted complete with brass mail slots and door knockers.  The hard part is deciding which colour to go with!


Wallpaper has had a resurgence in the last few years, but enthusiasm has never really waned in the UK and here are a few more quirky examples of it being used as a feature of the room.
Traditional and Stylish image from Archzine
Bright and warm feature wallpaper, balanced with a traditional pattern and furnishings image from Archzine

Striking 8 pointed star wallpaper featured here comes in a number of other colours.
This is a fun wallpaper "Crowns and Coronets" released for the Royal Wedding as designed by Graham & Brown suitable for any "princess" or "prince"


  1. What a great post!! I relaly am enjoying your blog. I love the mix of pictures you share. Gorgeous!

    I'm English so I know I'm totally biased but I LOVE the Union Jack!!!

    Oh, and I'm your first follower!!! Hooray!!