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Over the past four years, I’ve posted only a few images of the quintessential British furniture piece, the Chesterfield Sofa, but each one is worth revisiting because each one — and each interior style shown — is different in some way. And that sort of tells the tale of the Chesterfield in a nutshell: it’s the “goes anywhere” ubiquitous item. Let’s take a look:

Rustic Industrial

Leather Chesterfield in a rustic industrial setting. | japanesetrash.com

The  rough and smooth textures in this rustic industrial space, along with all the brown tones, combine to be the perfect setting for a Chesterfield. This one is skirted and has a tight tufted seat.

Contemporary

A fire and a Chesterfield; meant for each other. | japanesetrash.com

What’s cozier than a Chesterfield by the fire? This sofa, with exposed caster legs and three loose seat cushions, looks perfectly at home in this contemporary decor.

Brutalist

A red Chesterfield adds life to this awesome Brutalist interior. | japanesetrash.com

A terrific red Chesterfield looks right at home in this amazing Brazilian Brutalist space.

Ready to get your own Chesterfield sofa but not sure where to look? The only place I would turn to would be Roger+Chris; their Higgins Chesterfield can be ordered in literally hundreds of configurations. Here are a few of my favorites:

Higgins Chesterfield from Roger+Chris in traditional brown leather. | japanesetrash.com

Higgins Chesterfield from Roger+Chris in camo. | japanesetrash.com

Red leather sectional Higgins Chesterfield from Roger+Chris. | japanesetrash

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When it comes to finding a symbol that sums up British Influence in interiors, it’s hard to think of anything more apt than the national flag of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack. As I’ll show here, it’s used in all kinds of ways and a wide variety of interior styles.

Hang the Flag

One of my favorite examples of incorporating the Union Jack in an interior. | japanesetrash.com

In this first image, photographer Michael Graydon shows the flag itself simply hung as part of the overall interior design of this space. This is perhaps my favorite usage of the symbol.

Frame the Flag

Bathroom with framed Union Jack. | japanesetrash.com

Framing the flag and hanging it is another option I like.

Paint Job

Bombe Chest painted with the Union Jack. | japanesetrash.com

There’s so much to love about a statement piece like this Bombe Chest.

Inspiration

Decor inspired by the Union Jack. | japanesetrash.com

Here’s a great example of using the Union Jack design in an upholstered piece and as the jumping off point for an entire room.

I’ve put together a bit of a Union Jack store for you so you can get moving on your own Union Jack inspired decor:

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