Friday, July 2, 2010

Red, White & Blue Decorating

While I am on a family vacation I wanted to re-post a popular summer post from the Willow Decor Archives! Enjoy and see you in a few days!
In the summer, who doesn't love decorating with red, white and blue?

Coastal Living
This is a wonderful room and the addition of the 50's diner style stools add a great punch of color. Notice the vintage signs and bouys which contrast the shiny floor, table and stools creating interest.

Coastal Living

What a fabulous painted floor - this room is primarily blue and white but the few red accents really give it life. The red chair, side tables, pillows on couch, and floor accents help direct your eye around the room.


Perhaps a bit unpatriotic for 4th of July, but I love how this antique textile becomes art and makes this room.

red door by the beach

Stripes rule this room, with flag, quilt and antique barber pole(?). Painted furniture and antique signs add a rustic warmth and charm. This could be a very busy room, but the white walls add a perfect backdrop and it is charming.

Coastal Living

A fun beach themed room complete with red coral pillows and shell mirror. The striped couch is fun with an interesting trim, but the chair is a bit too loud for me. I also would not have used the striped rug by the stairs.
Home Sweet Home
Okay, so not many people have big red barn, but if you did wouldn't this be fun?!

Country Living

A simple tablescape uses a striped tablecloth or extra material over a white tablecloth for a great accent. Blue splatterware becomes a great vase for sunflowers and checked napkins, white enamel dishes and small flags finish off a great holiday table. Is that Sangria in the pitcher?

Check out other Tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Living

Here is a lovely porch adorned in red, white and blue. Bright red wicker with striped cushions, blue door, window box and pale blue ceiling are all accented by white trim. A perfect spot to sip lemonade.

Hope these rooms have inspired you! Have a wonderful 4th of July!!!


  1. Thanks for putting a bit of the U.K. in amongst the U.S of A !! What wonderful, XXXX

  2. Okay. I saved, like, 5 of these pictures to my files! I loved them! Happy 4th, friend!!

  3. oh how fun all this red, white and blue.
    makes me long for a cottage to pay homage to the flag.

  4. I love the Union Jack!! And of course Old Glory!

  5. I simply adore these photos!

  6. Very refreshing!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps My friend Alice bought a red wicker chair much like that one at a yard sale (for $1.50) in Spokane, during our trip to the Farm Chicks' Show!

  7. The photo with the cruiser perched on the front porch is a winner!

    Be well.

  8. Love the blue sofa and use of quilts.

  9. All fab, loving that beautiful union jack is included.


  10. Yep, the flag on the barn is fun!!! I love all the red, white, and blue designs.

  11. A great tribute!!!!
    I love the combo too, in fact we share a few images in our files. I didn't use them but if you have chance, I'd love you to see mine.
    A wonderfl weekend of frolic & festivites to you & yours!!!

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  13. Gina,
    Thanks for a wonderful display of patriotic interiors. How great to see the picnic photo with the red truck. I used it also & for the life of me could not remember where I had found it. Also, is it just me or is there something funny about the red pottery dish on the coffee table in the Coastal Living house? Am I seeing double?
    Anyway Gina, I hope you have a wonderful 4th in your part of the country. Always good to visit Willow Decor!

  14. Lovely images...think my personal fave is the barn!

  15. Gina,
    I love the British flag and that last photo of the porch...looks so inviting.
    Hope your 4th was a good one!

  16. Gorgeous images. I love the UK ensemble and also the barn image is fabulous! Hope you had a great 4th. Best wishes from Australia!

  17. I wish I had a big red barn!
    Gorgeous photos, Gina.
    xo Isa

  18. How quaint. I love all of this. TFS with us.

    I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

    I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

    Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

    Happy CIJ!

  19. Great photos! I love patriotic things and used to collect all kinds of vintage flags, dishes, chalk ware, you name it! it is still a fun way to decorate - just fresh and alive! I am in Boston for a few weeks - any suggestions for me?

  20. Thanks for showing that red, white and blue doesn't have to convey only "theme" rooms; the color combination can work year-round -- as some of your photos illustrated. Beautiful! cheers, -susan

  21. this is the prettiest post.
    i love the horizontal stripe on the french chair.

  22. I am a bit late for the 4th but nevertheless these pics are fabulous - love all of this red, white and blue. I hope you had a very happy time, xv.

  23. When that first pic came up, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to see more! I'm into navy these days and always into velvet, so you had my attention. It was fun looking at all the RW&B..classic! Happy 4th

  24. Adore these! Really love the big red barn! Happy 4th!!!

  25. What a gorgeous post! I simply love it! Hope your 4th was filled with spectacular fireworks!

  26. Fabulous job Willow! The pictures are very interesting and patriotic. I love the red, white, and blue theme. I hope you had a good 4th!

  27. wow a lot of colours in the rooms,they give that a lot of live. i like it very much, so thank you regards

  28. i don't think it is possible to have chosen greater images for the holiday.
    just beautiful.


  29. I love all of that navy blue furniture! I think it's created a new obsession for me!
    Lila Ferraro

  30. hope you had a wonderful fourth! love the pictures! i just wanted to let you know i did a small mention of your blog on my latest post! i hope its ok!

  31. Love a great red, white and blue room....
    I posted the same picture from Coastal Living....
    The view is to die for, right?
    Gina, be well, I wish you a delightful summer, we are off to Europe, I'll keep a travel journal and hope you have time to see where we are off to!


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