Posts Tagged ‘Union Jack’

Jan Constantine official London 2012 home textiles

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
London 2012 official homeware and textiles

Patriotic textiles by Jan Constantine

The shops are awash with London 2012 themed homeware, but if it’s textiles you’re after, then you must check out Jan Constantine’s products.

British designer Jan was awarded an official license to manufacture London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic home textiles and has produced an eye-catching array of red, white and blue patriotic products that will help you retain memories of the games long after they’ve finished.

The patriotic cushions are made in linen and embroidered in wool, with bold London 2012 emblems. They’re now on sale at the Olympic Park London 2012 Megastore, online from the London 2012 shop or via Jan Constantine’s website.

A percentage of the sale of each product goes towards the cost of staging the Olympic Games.

The Piggy Bag giant beanbag seat

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Patriotic Union Jack giant bean bag seatPiggy bag bean bag seat naked lady

If you’re looking for designer homeware and furniture at a fraction of the high street price, then is always worth checking out. Amongst their current offers are some good deals on these giant Piggy Bag seats.

Made in the form of an oversized, giant beanbag, the Piggy Bag moulds to fit your body shape, so can be sat on, laid on or curled up on. They’re great for casual or occasional seating and, as the fabric is durable, can be used out in the garden too (although it’s best not to leave them out there overnight).

Home and garden bean bag seating are selling The Piggy Bag in a lovely choice of colours, including lime green, turquoise, red, titanium, grey and chocolate, plus a lively patriotic Union Jack design.

Casual gaming beanbag seat

Typically priced at £149 on the high street, they’re currently on offer for £59 each, with express delivery.

(Naked ladies not supplied).

Albany London Life wallpaper

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Iconic images of London

London Life wallpaper

This thoroughly British wallpaper, London Life, brings some of the iconic city images into your home.

Made by Albany, and part of their Conversation collection, the hand drawn wallpaper features images such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, red telephone boxes, buses and taxis, plus plenty of jaunty bunting. It’s fun, contemporary and quirky.

The London Life wallpaper is in stock at Wallpaper Direct, where it’s priced at £28 per roll.

If you like the style of this wallpaper, then you may also like Albany’s Birds of a Feather design, as featured at number 7 in our post, Affordable wallpaper: 12 wallpapers under £20.

Jack Ottoman Union Jack stool

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Union Jack interior design trend

Funky Union Jack stool

Who knew a humble flag could be so effective in interior design and home furniture?

The Great British Union Jack has fully infiltrated the interior design world in many forms – we’ve seen it on wallpaper, sofas, radios, chairs and now an ottoman footstool.

Funky and stylish, the square ottoman makes the perfect occasional seat or footstool. It’s made from a solid wood birch frame, with solid beech dark stained feet, and upholstered in a quality velvet Union Jack pattern.

The  Jack Ottoman usually costs about £215 on the high street, but it’s currently only £99 from

Melanie Porter unique knitted chairs

Monday, June 20th, 2011

UK designer, Melanie Porter, specialises in creating unique hand knitted, contemporary chairs.

The chairs are all sourced from auctions and markets around the country, and are stripped back, restored and re-upholstered before being covered with a series of hand knitted panels. The end result is a one-of-a-kind chair and unusual piece of art.

What makes the chairs even more individual, is that they’re all given names.

Melanie Porter contemporary knitted chairs

Olivia - knitted egg chair

This is Olivia, a green hand knitted, modern egg-style chair.

Melanie Porter unique contemporary chairs

Jack - knitted tub chair

This is Jack -  a restored tub chair that it’s been given a lively look with a hand stitched check knit finish.

Contemporary knitted union jack chair

Edward - Union Jack knitted chair

And here’s Edward – a 1970s swivel chair, with a bold and bright hand knitted cable Union Jack design.

You can see more examples of Melanie’s work on her website, but she also has a store on Not On The High Street with knitted chairs for sale, plus other lovely knitted items. The Edward chair is available to buy from there, plus Percy Union Jack knitted cushions in various colours, a knitted table and an unusual knitted clock.

Roberts Revival Union Jack DAB radio

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Union Jack home interior design radio

Patriotic radio design

We’ve had the Orla Kiely DAB radio, so now here’s a Union Jack inspired radio!

This jaunty design is perfect if you fancy adding some jolly colours into your home, and want to embrace your patriotic side.

The Roberts RD60 DAB Union Jack radio may have all the classic styling from the famous retro radio, but beneath the exterior you’ll find state-of-the-art technological ability.

The battery lasts for up to 120 hours and the auto tune features helps you effortlessly find all your favourite radio stations.

This colourful red, white and blue Union Jack DAB radio is available to purchase from John Lewis.

Union Jack designs have featured in various other home and interior products that we’ve previously featured – click here for more ideas.

Contemporary Christmas stocking sock by Karen Hilton

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Modern christmas stocking sockFun and funky union jack stocking socksFunky christmas stocking

If you’re looking for a fun and funky modern alternative to traditional Christmas stockings, then these fabulous Union Jack design hanging socks by Karen Hilton could be the perfect solution!

Made from cotton and felt, the Christmas socks come with a little felt loop at the top, making the perfect to hang up along your fireplace, or on the end of a bed, ready for santa to fill with surprises; or you could simply hang them in your home as part of your Christmas decorations.

The toes of the socks are stuffed to give it a wonderful pixie-esque elf curl, finished off with a fluffy ball on the end, but there’s still plenty of room in the body of the sock for gifts to go in.

The Union Jack Christmas stocking socks are by Karen Hilton Designs, available in a choice of funky colours, and can be purchased from Swanky Maison for £21.

Jan Constantine Union Jack candle

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Union Jack trend candle by designer Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine design candle

One of the popular ranges by British designer, Jan Constantine, is her Union Jack inspired homeware pieces (we’ve featured some of her cushions before, for example).

Now that same iconic design has been transformed into a china votive candle holder, by leading ceramicist, William Edwards. The essence of Jan’s original stitched designs shines through in the china version, especially with the visible inclusion of her blanket stitch trim around the edge of the design.

If you love Jan Constantine’s designs, then this would be a lovely addition to add to your home.

The Jan Constantine Union Jack candle is £12 from We Love British (and postage is only £1.75).

Union Jack bean cube seat

Monday, August 16th, 2010
Perch on a Union Jack

Perch on a Union Jack

We’ve explored several different ways in which you can bring the Union Jack trend into your home and show your love of all things British, but this is probably one of the most subtle.

The Union Jack bean cube is the perfect place to perch when you need an occasional seat in your home, or to rest your tired feet after a busy day. It’s made by Fleur-de-Lis Furnishings from 100% cotton and, although it will bring a bit of added colour and interest to a room, we rather like the faded colour look of this as opposed to ‘in your face’ bright colour.

The Union Jack bean cube is a nice little piece and a great buy at only £24.99 from HomeSense.

British Jack cushion

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Great British cushion

Great British cushion

If you like the idea of using patriotic Union Jack home accessories in your decor scheme, but find some of them too over-the-top, then how about buying this Jack cushion instead?

The bold red cushion features a quirky dog design and he’s even wearing a Union Jack scarf around his neck for good measure.

The cushion is available from An Angel at My Table for £25.

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