She’s a Grand Ole Flag – July 4th Decor

“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” ~ George Washington’s Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

Americans spend Independence Day with family and friends, barbecuing and watching fireworks light up the night sky. Here are some designer interiors and patriotic party decorations in the spirit of July 4th.

Ashley Whittaker designed this darling red, white and blue scheme boy’s bedroom. I recognized the white table and red chairs from Pottery Barn Kids – my girls have the same table with pink chairs. The white and red bedding is from Leontine Linens. Whittaker pulls this room together nicely with an American flag print by Maureen Andrews for Posh Papier.

In this lake house bedroom, designer Suzanne Kasler makes a strong patriotic statement with the American flag as the focal point. Love how she painted the ceiling blue.

This beautiful red, white and blue bedroom was designed by Meg Braff for her son. I love the geometric print in the Roman shade and bed skirt. The monogrammed red bed throw adds a nice personal element to the room.

Star-spangled family room! Designer Jason Bell kept this space fresh by painting the walls stark white. The armchair, upholstered in pale blue and navy chrysanthemum fabric from Osborne & Little and square woven coffee table help break up the navy elements. I just love those stylish and practical skirted ottomans in navy with nailhead detail.

This traditional red, white and blue living room found in Coastal Living is ideal for the seaside setting. I love the combination of red and blue striped furniture with coral-themed throw pillows to bring the outside in.

No 4th of July celebration is complete without festive decorations. Dress-up a gazebo or porch with box-pleated bunting and hanging star medallions as seen in Martha Stewart.

DIY and decorate your table by making firecracker pom-poms and table runners. Use ribbon to string stars inspired by colors and patterns in the American flag to make your own garland – both crafts from Martha Stewart.

Have a wonderful and safe July 4th!

Four freedoms: The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of everyone to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want – everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear – anywhere in the world. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt U.S. President

*images from Coastal Living, Martha Stewart and House Beautiful.

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8 Responses to She’s a Grand Ole Flag – July 4th Decor

  1. Design Esquire July 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    What a beautiful post. I love all the images you've chosen, especially the Ashley Whittaker room.

  2. fourwallsandaroof June 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    P.S. I just added you to my blogroll ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. fourwallsandaroof June 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    These are lovely rooms. I agree, the blue ceiling is a winner. I also like the red coral pillows. Great post.

  4. fromtherightbank.com June 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    I've never really gotten into decorating for the 4th but there are so many great posts like yours lately, I may change my mind!

  5. Susan June 30, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    so cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Susan @ http://www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

  6. Averill June 30, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    Great rooms! I love the Ashley Whittaker room too, as well as the O&L chrysanthemum fabric in Jason Bell's room. I don't normally LOVE red white and blue decor, but you've definitely shown how it can be done well!

  7. Things That Inspire June 29, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    What a great post! I love the Ashley Whittaker room; I used to want a playroom with star carpet. Now that my kids are getting older, I am not sure if that is what I would do now, but it was fun to see it in this room!

  8. Julie June 28, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    What a beautiful post…in every way! Happy upcoming 4th to you also!