Are you a fan of
British Colonial style?
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Would you like to add
some British Colonial style
to a room in your home?
The following is a list
of traditional elements
that you can add to a space
to give you this wonderful
English Empire style
that dates back to the mid-1800s.
- heavy hardwood casegoods
of teak and/or mahogany
- natural woven elements of
rattan, wicker and caned pieces
- light and bright walls mixed with gentle shades of the sea, forest, sun and desert
- natural hides and animal print fabrics
- life-like botanical prints in art
or on printed fabrics
- telescopes, maps, and globes
- antique steamer trunks or stacks
of antique or vintage suitcases
- light airy white and ivory fabrics draped around beds and windows
- sisal and reed rugs, mats and screens
- wooden shutters or rattan shades
- ceiling fans with wicker,
rattan or palm leaf blades
- bamboo accessories or small furnishings
- accessories with Asian, African,
Indian and Caribbean import designs
- potted ferns, orchids and tropical foliage
- vintage touches such as leather bound books, hurricane lamps, well-worn wooden items
or antique glass bottles
- elegant British accents to include
fine crystal decanters, china tea sets,
ginger jars, etc.
- regional theme items to include pineapples, palm or seashell motifs
|For more information on this history of British Colonial style, link here.|
These hot days of summer
just cannot help but put one in the mood
to sit back and relax in any of these rooms.
I personally love the look, do you?
Tell me your favorite elements.