How to: Get London style at home
This summer, all eyes are on London. From the Queen’s Jubilee celebration to the Olympic Games, the city is making its mark around the globe. Follow suit by incorporating decidedly English style into your home and day-to-day life. Whether you opt for trendy or traditional, posh or playful, these items will spice up your world with a little colonial charm. Union Jacks are hard to miss, but there are plenty of other options. Try English garden scents, fragrant teas and maybe even try decorating with grey.
Add a touch of nostalgia to any room with this quintessential British slogan set against a vintage, aged union jack. keepcalmandcarryon.com, $16.01.
The traditional graphic may be bold, but it easily blends into existing decor on a throw pillow cover like this one. Designer Cushions on Etsy , $43 US.
For avid dollhouse collectors, add this charming faded union jack rug into one of the rooms for a sophisticated look. Artistique on Etsy , $23.19.
It doesn’t get more British than a perfectly steeped cup of tea. For a truly unique experience, try flavours from Fortnum and Mason – suppliers to the Queen herself. Williams-Sonoma , $24.21 - $62.24.
Whether stand-alone or paired with complementing pieces, this dressed up dresser makes a majestic statement in the bedroom or as a buffet in the dining room. Artisan8 on Etsy, $1816.53.
With fragrances like Poppy Fields and Abbey Road, Colonial Candles are the perfect way to bring a little British flavour into your home. Colonial Candle , $25.
For a true celebration of all things British, it helps to have the right accessories on hand for an afternoon tea – including the perfect teacup. Ironically, these Limoges masterpieces are made across the Channel in France but still exude typical English style. Williams-Sonoma, $170.02.
You’ll feel like you’re commuting around London as you make your way to and from work with this colourful iPhone case featuring a map of Tube stops. Cygnett, $29.99.
If you can’t make it to London, bring London to you with this montage of the city’s great iconic images. You’ll feel like you’re really there. Graham & Brown, $49.99.