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Get the look: British design

Give your home a touch of True Brit with these 10 classic English design elements.

With a signature style that has since been adopted by American fashion designers and global interior decorators alike, British design has evolved over the years and has recently seen a huge resurgence with the interest in the Queen’s Jubilee and the royal wedding. Whether you’re drawn to traditional patterns from the turn of the century or the mod stylings of the ‘60s, we’ve gathered 10 timeless elements of British design that you can use in your own space.
Photography by Stacey Brandford

1 Union Jack

There is no symbol of England more universally-known than that of the Union Jack. The flag can be found on everything from tapestries, posters and throw pillows, but we especially love the bold use of the oversized rug in the photo above.

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