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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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It has been a few weeks since I’ve gone through all my bookmarked design sites and pulled interior design ideas and inspiration from them to use on the blog. For the past couple of months, I’ve been posting my own series of entries and relying less and less on what the rest of the interior design blogosphere is doing to generate content on Japanese Trash. And I’m currently working on a new way of focusing my posts around a central idea each week, and I don’t know yet if the concept of Leftovers–something that has been a part of Japanese Trash since the very beginning (the first Leftovers post was on Nov 8, 2010)–will be part of that. So I thought I’d post these latest; who knows, they may be the last.

Terrific glimpse of this space. Wonderful red Chesterfield. | japanesetrash.com

This glimpse of industrial loft living room includes a terrific red Chesterfield–plus tons of concrete and windows.

This contemporary shower with large tiles and a glass wall feels futuristic. | japanesetrash.com

This contemporary shower with a glass wall, large tiles, and integrated lighting feels futuristic to me.

Simple materials used well; plus a Swan Chair is always welcome. | japanesetrash.com

Some of my favorite materials–wood, glass, stainless steel–are used well in this space; plus, the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair is always welcome.

This pool and adjacent pool house are so inviting. | japanesetrash.com

This pool and its adjacent pool house are so inviting.

A serene glass-enclosed terrace in a wooded enclave. | japanesetrash.com

A glass-enclosed terrace perched high in the trees.

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