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Fly your flag loud and proud

Adding a flag isn't necessarily just a patriotic gesture; it can also be a fashion statement.
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Jillian Harris, April 22, 2013 4:39:51 AM

When I was a child, I could spend hours staring at the Flags of the World page in a coffee table book that my parents had. I loved looking at the subtle differences of many, and the uniqueness and singularity of other ones. I find it very interesting that I know of many other people, who as children, had this fascination as well. Did you, too?


Flags have a powerful presence. Anyone, at any age, seems to recognize it, so it’s no surprise that when you introduce them into decor, they create a significant design punch. I love them because apart of having a real nautical, vintage look (which I obviously love!), they bring bold color blocking, pattern, and history.


The American and British Union flag are already found in many upholstered chairs, sofas, rugs, throws and pillows,  but personally, I love the idea of framing a vintage flag. In this case all you have to do is buy which ever flag is your favorite and frame it. Either over-sized and centrally placed or very small and subtle, they are always interesting to both adults and kids and a great addition to the interior design of any room.

Flags as a theme can be quite a classy and classic choice for a young boys room.

100Jillian Harris is an interior designer who first charmed us with her irrepressible humour on The Bachelor. She was a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and currently is a co-host on Love it or List it Vancouver. Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design.

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