Three cheers to the red, white, and blue for their stamp on an aesthetic that is truly all-American.
Within the vast area of the United States, decorative syles change from region to region. Seaside homes in New England use maritime objects to establish their whereabouts, while in the country's opposite corner, Mexican-influenced pieces mark the Southwest. But from sea to shining sea, there is one decoration indigenous to all 50 states.
The American flag is synonymous with great style. Ralph Lauren wove the stars and stripes into his coveted sweaters. Jasper Johns famously painted the flag on a piece of plywood. For years, it's been a pop culture honor for the recording artist chosen to belt the anthem about this star-spangled beauty at the Super Bowl. Neighborhoods are dotted with USA's symbol come Fourth of July. But don't let your tribute to Old Glory stop on the front porch for that one day in the summer. Plenty of interior spaces and merchandise have reaped the style perks from the stars and stripes.
By Krissa Rossbund