July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!

In honor of the day, why don’t you show your colors and have a Festive Fourth picnic in a field – or your back yard…

(via Stone Gable)

…or gaze out at a boat parade from your bedecked deck…

(via House Beautiful; photo by Christopher Baker)

…or enjoy a lazy drink by the pool (just go ahead and ignore that Christmas tree in the corner).

(via Coastal Living; photo by Roger Davies)

Or if you’re feeling really bold, you could go all patriotic in your play room.  I’m loving the muted color scheme that would fit at any time of year with the subtle wall paper and light-blue bed frame and carpet.

(via House Beautiful; photo by Eric Piasecki)

Or if you were feeling really bold, you could dress up your living room with playful, patterned pieces paired with stripes galore.

(via Coastal Living, photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn)

And if you’re looking for something waaaaaay more subtle, this sophisticated color palette is perfect for that quintessentially American look.

(via House Beautiful, photo by Douglas Friedman)

Of course, if all that is a bit much, you could always incorporate one of these festive prints in your home design.  I love the gradation in the print below.  Doesn’t it just POP against that pristine, white frame?

(via eighteen 25 – bonus: if you click through there’s a downloadable file)

And this sweet print with it’s festive bunting and sweet font is just the perfect touch of whimsy and patriotism.

(via Landee See, Landee Do – bonus: this file is also a download if you visit her site)

How are you celebrating our nation’s birthday today?

 

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