Home Trend: Union Jack & London Calling

May 31, 2012 Katja Presnal

I love this British pride photo from ELLE and I can’t help but getting excited about everything British, everything with Union Jacks, and everything London as I hear everyone talking about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics. You can see the lure of London in fashion, in interior design and even in food (check out the most popular cocktail in London)!

Decorating with Union Jack

Here are some ideas how you can decorate with Union Jack and some of my product picks.

My picks:
1. White Cable Knit Throw Blanket icon ($59.99 on sale) – great basic throw that compliments anything Union Jack accessories you might have.

2. Crown dishicon ($34) makes a great decorative dish that collects your mail, keys, coins or fill it with bon-bons. Either way, it gives a nice royal touch without being glittery.

3. The telephone booth wall decal ($44.99) is a must for a quick and easy way to get some London to your home.

4. The red modern Becky chair ($135) brings great pop of color and fits with the Union Jack decor.

5. The Battersby Clock by Newgate ($200) may not be the Big Ben, but it sure will tell you when it’s the tea time.

6. Union Jack pillow ($135) would crown the couch.

7. London 2012 teapot ($22) is the official London 2012 teapot, now who wouldn’t want this collectible, right?

Union Jack Pillows, Rugs and More

Karen Hilton Designs shows that decorating with Union Jack doesn’t have to mean decorating with red, white and blue. Pillows starting at $29 (sale price).

More great Union Jack home products:
1. Hand printed heritage Union Jack flag pillow cover ($75) by Helkat Design from UK via Etsy.

2. Union Jack pillow covericon ($34) from Nordstrom.

3. Jonathan Adler Union Jack coaster set ($48)

4. Union Jack wooden wall hanging ($79.99) from World Market.


Jonathan Adler shows how to do it right – just one rug, and you are all set… The rug is $995 though, so you might want to look at other options too.

This Jonathan Adler Union Jack rug is only $165.

Cath Kitson’s Jubilee Collection

Last but not least… check out Cath Kitson’s Jubilee collection, like the Jubilee Ash mug ($12) and Jubilee plate with the Queen’s picture ($26).

Are you excited about the Diamond Jubilee craze and the Union Jack trend, or so over it?

Photos: Elle, product manufactures linked

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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