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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day Three of Red, White and Blue Decor - Happy 4th of July

This is the third in my week-long series on using RED, WHITE and BLUE in home decorating - and today is the 4th of July!!  See my two prior blogs!

The images of red, white and blue are easy to find year-round but are particularly prevalent today.  The American flag is often a component of the "patriotic" decorating style and there is sometimes controversy on how it is displayed and used.  

I am also again delving into my own photo archives for Wydeven Designs (link to website).  Today, I will look at 2009 photos and show some that match this theme.

Country Living Magazine has some wonderful images that reflect this patriotic theme!

Source - Country Living Magazine
Source - Country Living Magazine
Designer Sarah Richardson decorated this master bedroom from her summer cottage in red and white, adding liberal hues of blue.
Country Living contributing editor Gena Sigala gave this living room patriotic flair with a few super-speedy makeover tips. Hint number one: Arrange throw pillows from the outside in. Everyone knows colorful pillows are the quickest change agents around — but how do you choose the right ones? And where should they sit? "I start with a large, matched pair at the ends of a sofa," Sigala says, "then work inward with smaller options in similar shades and motifs.  (NOTE - this was one of the photos that generated some  controversy about the use of a flag material on the pillows)
Here are some images from my 2009 photo archives of refurbished upholstered furniture that would work well in this theme - a trip down memory lane for me!

2009 chairs - Baker Clubs (just add red and blue)
2009 Chairs - love the red poppies!
2009 Chair and ottoman - nice red stripe! 
2009 - One of my all time favorite French style piece!
2009 - Ralph Lauren nautical!
2009 -Chair and ottoman with lots of dots! 
2009 - Drexel Heritage chair - patriotic red!
2009 - Red and white dots with piping!
I still love them all!

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