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Salute-Worthy Furniture Style

Keith Scott Morton, www.CountryLiving.com

Keith Scott Morton, www.CountryLiving.com

Independence Day is quickly approaching, when we let our Old Glory pride fly especially high. We wave flags, drape bunting on everything but the dog, then revel as the night sky fills with fantastic fireworks.  On the 4th of July, we do show our love for all things red, white and blue.

However, red, white and blue is a crisp color combo that looks terrific year-round (and in any style home–not just country!). The red-white-and-blue trio looks especially great when used in unexpected ways. Here’s some examples of how designers are putting a creative spin on this patriotic palette and how you can, too.

Stripes of varied widths and hues give this sitting area its contemporary vibe.

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, www.CoastalLiving.com

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, www.CoastalLiving.com

Remember–red always visually trumps blue.  So if in doubt; go for blue as an anchor, red as accents and white as breathing room between the two.

Balance a strong design element–like this nautical-inspired floor–with furnishings that hold their own stylistically without fighting for the spotlight.

Jean Allsopp, www.CoastalLiving.com

Jean Allsopp, www.CoastalLiving.com

Stacey Brandford, www.CountryLiving.com

Stacey Brandford, www.CountryLiving.com

By using red, white and blue as unifiers, this bedroom becomes an American melting pot of style–a little bit country, a tad coastal and ever so slightly French.


Bradington-Young SoHo stationary chair

Bradington-Young SoHo stationary chair

Flank a fireplace with a pair of SoHo stationary chairs from Bradington-Young Furniture then place a blue and white chevron patterned rug between them for a sophisticated (and a tad sexy) look.

Hooker Furniture’s Chic Coterie writing desk

Hooker Furniture’s Chic Coterie writing desk

Give rooms a sense of history with furnishings like the Chic Coterie writing desk from Hooker Furniture that has a subtle distressed finish.  Although it looks like an antique, this office desk for home is modern-made better with a center drop-front drawer for keyboard use, two drawers with a removable writing insert; and a felt-lined jewelry tray.

 Sam Moore Furniture Cosette chaise

Sam Moore Furniture Cosette chaise

The Cosette chaise from Sam Moore Furniture is rather flirty with slender legs, shapely wings and a body outlined in nailhead trim. Punch up her navy sheath with piles of patterned pillows in red and white.

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