Unless you were living under a rock, during the past two weeks you saw, heard or even posted & tweeted something about the 2012 Olympic Games. And as of last night, the torch went out on these London 2012 Olympic Games. At the spectacular closing ceremonies, British flair for design could be seen from the runway style of the union jack platform design, to the fun fashions of the Spice Girls and Freddie Mercury's motion through music. This closing ceremony was no sleeper. Some of my fave highlights were George Michael's FREEDOM performance, Annie Lennox's dramatic Gothic entrance, and the emotional tribute to John Lennon with IMAGINE. I especially was inspired by the beginning of the ceremony with everything being wrapped in newsprint. Don't be surprised if you start to see MORE of that mix of black & white newsprint paired with the British Union Jack flag. Taking that lead as inspiration, here are this Monday's moodboards, plus how it can be applied to a space...
Union Jack design application for the home...
Imagining the Union Jack design to inspire decor, fashion and music.
BRITISH POP - KIDS ROOM CONCEPT
Taking the inspiration of the Union Jack, and without over doing it, apply one or two elements to a space - hence the "British POP". If adding two, choose two different scales of items, for example an area rug (available at Restoration Hardware) towards one end of a long space and a pair of storage trunks (or even a pillow) at the opposite end. Anymore of this motif in a living space can start to get too "themed"... however, grouping all these like print items together for a store merchandise statement is what creates impact & clarity in retail.
BENJAMIN MOORE PALETTE:
BM NY STATE OF MIND - BM VAN DEUSEN BLUE
BM GLACIER WHITE - BM MARBLE WHITE
BM MOROCCAN RED - BM CALIENTE
If you're looking for a means of adding British pop to your home (or retail space) the Union Jack motif also works great when applied to
furniture pieces like a thrifted or a vintage dresser...
Below is a fantastic example of applying the 'spirit' of the London 2012 Games in a residential, or even a commercial space without overdoing the theme...
And if there is ONE take away we all learned from watching the Olympic Games this year - especially chatting about it through social media like Twitter, it's this:
"Imagine all the people, living life in PEACE... You may say I'm a dreamer... But I'm not the only one... I hope some day you'll join us... And the world can be as ONE." - John Lennon
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