Rule Britannia

The Olympics has kicked off and Olympic fever is in full swing here in Great Britain. I live just a stone’s throw from the action and can hardly contain my excitement. Last weekend I went to watch both the cycling road race and the Equestrian eventing and spent every other minute of time watching the other events on TV. It’s Monday and now work is preventing me from getting my Olympic fix (boo!), I’m already having withdrawal symptoms and looking forward to a night in on the sofa catching up on the day’s developments.

What with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Euro 2012 AND hosting the Olympic Games, 2012 is making me very proud to be British. Patriotism is running high and interior design seems to be following suit. Union Jacks, red buses, black cabs and London landmarks are everywhere at the moment so I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you. All the items are from collection by John Lewis or Harrods.

So, shop around and then  bring out the strawberries, tea and Victoria sandwich cake and cheer your hearts out for Team GB!

On an aside, you may notice I’m loving the collages at the moment. This one was made using photovisi in about 10 seconds flat. Can’t decide if i prefer this or Polyvore. What are your favourite collage tools?

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I’m planning to fly the nest in six months or so (health of bank balance permitting) and although it’s quite a while away I’ve been collecting images everytime I see something I HAVE to have. This is the latest collection of ideas, put together on Polyvore (thanks for the tip Dana from House Tweaking).

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All of these things, apart from the UK artwork , were spotted in the ever-pleasing Dunelm Mill on a recent inspiration browse. I typically ended up buying some small bits too which I’ll show next post.

Chevrons: pretty in pink

Chevron patterns are everywhere at the moment and I’m loving them. They make for really striking accents in a room and can pop with colour. I love the pattern in pink as it’s pretty but bold at the same time. I’m really tempted by the cushion below but have a policy of making not buying when it comes to cushions. Armed with a sewing machine they’re so easy it seems silly to buy the things. I’m yet to find any good pink chevron fabric though so I may have to make an exception…