In the spirit of the 4th of July, here are some images that embody the American way of life - year round.
The American flag creates a focal point in this bedroom and the red, white, and blue interiors reflect an all American style.
An outdoor deck feels festive.
A picture of a garden I took on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA. Most all homes have a flag in the front of their house, year round.
And we always keep a flag on the back of our boat, seen here in Newport Harbor.
Most boat docks are lined with the flag at the end of the landing, as seen in this picture taken on Balboa Island in Newport Beach - last winter. The spirit is year round here.
More "all American" style homes on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, where the flag is a staple in front of most everyone's homes. (I've stayed here in the midst of winter, when the winds pick up, and hear the flags blowing through the howling wind at night.)
A patriotic children's room - so cute!
A very sophisticated bedroom decorated with a touch of patriotism.
Happy 4th of July!