I recently was looking around on some design blogs for inspiration, ideas and just—well—-wasting time when I saw a living room photo that caught my eye. The homeowner had hung a flag in front of the window, which was photographed so beautifully with the morning light poring through the thin fabric.
Looking at the photo, I thought flags could be a great idea to hang in the guest room as drapes. So I picked up some cafe curtain rings (those little clips that hang onto fabric) and bought a couple of nautical inspired nylon flags from a store in old towne Williamsburg, VA.
Originally, I planned on sourcing vintage flags from flea markets and antique stores. But you know the saying: if you go to those places hunting for something very specific, you're never going to find it. So after searching about 6 stores, I gave up and bought them online. But nylon is still a good green choice because it's not PVC (so there's no harmful off-gassing) and they are totally machine washable and durable.
Sure, it's a little "out there" with the design, but I'm pleased with the result. The super cozy guest room has a yacht room feel to it (without being literal) and I like how cozy and comfy the new bed and reading lamps above the bed make the overall room feel.