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Brit Pop Interiors and the Union Jack

This week’s Brit Awards hammered home what a big year 2012 is for the UK.  Is wasn’t till I saw the Union Jack once again emblazoned on everything curtsey of Peter Blake that the penny dropped. This year we celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign with the Diamond Jubilee that will include celebrations on 2-5 June including an extra bank holiday.  Then this summer, the London 2012 Olympic Games will dominate from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The UK is really showing her colours this year and flying the flag. It’s a year to be patriotic and dust off those Union Jack themed accessories that you bought a couple of years ago.

I think that Peter Blake and his Brit Pop sensibilities have showed us how to make it work in 2012. It’s not simply about red, white and blue and furniture emblazoned with the flag it’s about mixing in other primary colours (think flags across the world, how very Olympic!) and bold shapes. So consider a fun Summer 2012 styling for your home and here’s some ideas to get you started

Product source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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Author bio

Mary Middleton is a Brighton based Interior Designer and an Associate Member of the BIID. Mary Middleton Design Blog showcases the great design she’s found and experienced along with her love of salvage/vintage/antique fairs. You can follow her on Twitter @peagreen98. Read more posts by .

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Comments (7)

  1. NEW blog post: Brit Pop Interiors and the Union Jack #dbcollective

  2. Oh my Brit Pop Interiors via @hearthomemag

  3. Now if someone would just buy me the Peter Blake above I’d be a happy camper today :)

  4. Do you love colour? Inject some in your home via @hearthomemag

  5. Love the Union Jack!>RT @Peagreen98: Do U luv colour? Inject sum in yr home via @hearthomemag

  6. If all goes well, this year will be the most London-centric since the Festival of Britain. I am stencilling all kinds of Jubilee and Anglo inspired pieces….and loving it. Hope the weather is fab for the street parties.

  7. Helen – I love your post on STENCILLING GREAT BRITAIN. Truly yummy image

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