INSPIRED BY THE BRITISH EMPIRE: Colonial-inspired house and interior design

British Empire design style - Singapore

The British Empire resulted in a lot of good and bad things, but one of the good things was the impact on colonial-inspired house and interior design.

Think Asian and African influences, balmy nights, mosquito netting, overhead fans, large verandahs, tents, animals prints, palm trees, bamboo and wicker, croquet on the lawn, and the reds of the British Raj uniforms and the sand of the desert…

 

 

 

Glamping - glamorous camping

 

 

 

Here are some photos of British colonial style exteriors, rooms and individual pieces of furniture, to assist those of you looking to incorporate some British Empire style into your design efforts.

 

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Cheers, Natasha
www.myLusciousLife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Linda Bertman December 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Bravo, take me away!

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