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To start with, lets look at some current ideas about using this great color combination in home decorating - article on patriotic decorating
The use of nautical touches is also mentioned in this article - articleFlag-inspired touches of red and white stripes, blue ticking fabrics, and stars in all sizes and colors look great against a clean, whitewashed beadboard walls. Add navy upholstery and you'll have a winning room that offers the feeling of a summertime oasis all year.
To add touches of American style to my spaces, I often turn to textiles, particularly nautical prints, or even Ralph Lauren plaids reminiscent of Hamptons-style homes or the preppy Ivy League styles of the Northeast,” Flynn says. “In a master bedroom for a bachelor, I used Navy blue as the room’s base color, then added contrast with red, white and blue nautical pillows.
|Nautical and checks - great look year-round (source - Better Homes and Garden website)|
|2007 - Classic Camelback Settee in woven toile-like print - Red, White and Blue!|
|2007 - Just add a pop of RED - Great Nautical Look!|
|2007 - Blue and White Paisley - traditional AND modern! Just add RED!|
|Ralph Lauren Nautical Fabric - I did two pieces in this - wish I had more!|
|More formal - but it's got the look!|
|Blue and White Cotton Toile on French style settee - still looks like a 4th of July candidate to me!|