Trend spotting – The Union Jack

The 2012 Summer Olympics are starting next week in London, England, and I thought it might be fun to source some decor items featuring the Union Jack.

This iconic symbol is a globally recognized design and businesses are aware of it’s popularity and therefore it is showing up on all kinds of consumer goods.

To have your own piece of the Union Jack, you don’t have to fly to the United Kingdom to get it. Here are some of my favourite Union Jack pieces that can be purchased right here in Canada:

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

Halo Bensington sofa

A fun modern take of this iconic graphic design on a traditional sofa. Available through UpCountry in Toronto.

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

The Rug Company_Vivienne Westwood

This vintage, worn-looking area carpet, designed by Vivienne Westwood for The Rug Company, is a stylish piece that will add a lifetime of drama and jubilee to any decor.

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

Union Jack Mat

This mat will bring a smile to any British visitor arriving at your door step. Available at The Cross in Vancouver.

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

Restoration Hardware

Anyone can be comfortable resting their feet on this ottoman from Restoration Hardware while cheering on their favourite athlete at the London Olympics.

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

Union Jack artwork

A wrapped digital print on canvas of the Union Jack will be the focal point of any wall that this piece will hang on. Available through Horchow.com

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

Numbers cushion by Pony Rider

This cushion, with a remake of the Union Jack design, is available at Provide in Vancouver.

 

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

This solid wood chest of drawers is a new addition to the collection of furniture from Monarch Furnishings in Victoria.

Trend spotting - The Union Jack

And for you readers that love to travel, you can create a travel look in your homes with these storage trunks available through Modern Furniture.

Trend spotting - The Union JackAnd last but not least, if you need even MORE British influence in your day, you can always turn on some British music. If this band is any indication of British style, it’s a timeless one!

Contact Nancy here if you would like to add some British flair to your home.

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