Growing up, my parents always flew a flag outside of our house, every day of the year. My dad always took such care to follow proper flag etiquette - always keeping a spotlight on it at night, taking it down when it rained, never letting it touch the ground. Now that I'm all grown up and married to a Marine, it means even more to me to always fly one outside our own home. Lately, though, I've been drawn to huge, vintage flags hung simply on the wall or framed indoors.
This flag, draped and hung in the landing of a home designed by Rachel Halvorson is so elegant in its simplicity and size, adding a ton of interest to an otherwise neutral space:
This gallery wall showcases an amazing collection of framed, vintage flags:
Ralph Lauren is the epitome of classic American style, so it's only fitting that many of his past home collections have sported vintage American flags. Hither Hills, a summer home collection from a few years back, is such a gorgeous example:
...as is his East Hampton concept store, via Sarah Sol:
I have no idea who the source is for this next image, but I immediately fell in love the rustic touch the flag adds to the space. If every antique has a story of its journey, I can only imagine the tales this one could tell!
A large framed flag in a real estate listing in Australia adds instant whimsy to a child's room:
Love these framed flags over a couch in Juxtaposition Home via Rustic Rooster: