Get The Exact Pattern You Want With Stenciling Fabric – DIY Swedish Decorating

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”26617″ img_size=”large” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text]Fabric can be costly today, particularly when you are requiring a great deal of it. Not just that, it may be hard to find the ideal fabric with the correct color combinations.  Stencils could solve that problem.  Stenciled looks have traditionally been found in and around the Nordic nations.  With forests vastly… Continue reading Get The Exact Pattern You Want With Stenciling Fabric – DIY Swedish Decorating

5 Kitchen Design Lessons You Can Learn from Scandinavian Interiors

Picture Credit – ladyinspirationsblogg.se Guest Post – Jason Phillips Elegance and style along with a sense of simplicity and functionality, those are the words that describe the Scandinavian interior designs. More and more modern homes are seen to adopt this minimalist European design style mainly because of its modern and neutral appeal. If you’re planning… Continue reading 5 Kitchen Design Lessons You Can Learn from Scandinavian Interiors

Jenny’s DIY Wide-Plank Plywood Flooring Studio Renovation

Check out these absolutely beautiful pictures of Jenny’s studio space made over with plywood cut into planks: I found the plywood I wanted, took a photo of the price tag, and walked up to the customer service desk. I placed an order for 25 sheets and I asked for each sheet to be cut down… Continue reading Jenny’s DIY Wide-Plank Plywood Flooring Studio Renovation

How To Avoid Yellowed White Painted Furniture With General Finishes Products

Christine Adams Wood Finishing Technical Writer at General Finishes October 21, 2017 A TUTORIAL ON WATER BASED TOP COATS YELLOWING OVER BRIGHT WHITE PAINT Many you may have noticed that the labels on our bright white paints, Snow White Milk Paint and Chalk White Chalk Style Paint now carry a warning label regarding the yellowing… Continue reading How To Avoid Yellowed White Painted Furniture With General Finishes Products

8 Brands Of Gold Spray Paint Were Compared To Find The Best Color

Let’s find the best can of gold spray paint I bought a bunch of mini terracotta pots to use as the test vehicle and used my amazing Homeright spray shelter to spray each of the pots. I put the pots on a little piece of scrap wood so I could simply pick up the wood… Continue reading 8 Brands Of Gold Spray Paint Were Compared To Find The Best Color

7 Places To Find Swedish Design For Toddlers

Children are gifts that need to be pampered every time. When you are expectant and planning to prepare your nursery, there are things that you always want. You keep looking for concrete furniture for children, you want a particular design, or mainly you are looking for décor that will meet your satisfaction. If your taste… Continue reading 7 Places To Find Swedish Design For Toddlers

375 Hours Of Machine Embroidery- One Woman Successfully Pulls Off Her First 18th Century Men’s Outfit

This post was featured in the 18th Century Sewing Group Christine Yoo Millar with Matthew Millar. After 375 hours of machine embroidery, 60 hours of hand sewing, my husband’s outfit for Versailles is finally done! I’m very proud of this outfit as I don’t think I’ve worked so long on one outfit before, and this… Continue reading 375 Hours Of Machine Embroidery- One Woman Successfully Pulls Off Her First 18th Century Men’s Outfit

Mix Old and New Like the Scandinavians Do- Chloe Taylor

Picture Credit Quality Is Key On Ebay   Image 1 source: www.swedishinteriordesign.co.uk, blog.thehighboy.com, Guest Post -Chloe Taylor Scandinavian interior design has been on the very top when it comes to décor trends for years now, but this style, as we know it, is reflected in modern furniture, clean lines, functionality and minimalism; all of which… Continue reading Mix Old and New Like the Scandinavians Do- Chloe Taylor

How To Make Your Own 18th Century Trumeau Mirror

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your walls, this might be it. I happen to adore the 18th century style, but don’t want to spend a ton of money to achieve the look in my home. Decorative carved plaques were quite popular in France, and eventually Sweden perfected the look.… Continue reading How To Make Your Own 18th Century Trumeau Mirror

Swedish Furniture Design – What Makes The 1800’s So Obsessive

Pair of Late Gustavian / Neoclassical Chairs The Scandinavians are known around the world for creating simple, stylish and functional furniture; its style reflects its origins, furniture and décor which maximized the available light and space. The look is minimal, yet honest with an earthy flavor. It is the perfect style to use when you… Continue reading Swedish Furniture Design – What Makes The 1800’s So Obsessive

Trend Report! Decorating With Unfinished Furniture

  Home Office Chair with Casters, Unfinished$130 (Affiliate Link) Sidetable from International Concepts (Affiliate link)- $84 here Imagine this in wood- ( Miniature portraits of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Louis XVII and Marie-Therese, Madame Royal, late 19th or early 20th C) The raw rustic/industrial style they are showing in all of the magazines right now… Continue reading Trend Report! Decorating With Unfinished Furniture

Impressive History Of Fine Swedish Table Linen

Volga Linen Guest Post, Jason Phillips Linen has been a part of humanity for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used it to dress and as cloths. Pieces of linen have been found which date back to 4,200 BC although there are not many which have survived!  Swedish linen today is made in a very… Continue reading Impressive History Of Fine Swedish Table Linen

Making Summer Slipcovers For Your Upholstered Furniture

Martha Stewart showed how her wool and silk covered wingback chairs were given a new look for the spring and summer months with slipcovers.  Slipcovers can save your furniture from being ruined over time, and give you an entirely new crisp look for the warmer summer season.   Work with lighter fabrics, and don’t be afraid… Continue reading Making Summer Slipcovers For Your Upholstered Furniture

5 Styles Of Period Styled Cast Iron Radiators

The Chelsea cast iron radiator was originally commissioned for the Chelsea Barracks Officers Mess Guest Post- Mike Smith, Woworads Ltd Classic Victorian cast iron radiators have enjoyed a revival over the past few years, with decorators and interior designers incorporating them into many homes. Radiators add a certain feel to a room, adding a finishing… Continue reading 5 Styles Of Period Styled Cast Iron Radiators

Buy The Swedish Style For Less

19th Louis XVI Gilt Wood Cartel Clock- $189+$88 Shipping From Arek631 On Ebay Skalin Bell Chime Swedish Gustavian Gallery Wall Clock Louis XV- Starting bid $24 On Ebay Hau Junghans Rare 19th Cartel Clock $199 From Arek631 On Ebay Porcher sells a terrific stone top black granite bathroom vanity that has a very attractive Swedish… Continue reading Buy The Swedish Style For Less

75 Swedish Nordic Pinterest Pages! Oh Yes…More Eye Candy!

Cannot get enough of gray furniture, Nordic style decorating and the lush interiors of Gustav III?  Pinterest can be your best friend when it comes to ideas for re-decorating, painting, and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing in the morning.  There are hundreds of pages that have to do with themes of the Nordic… Continue reading 75 Swedish Nordic Pinterest Pages! Oh Yes…More Eye Candy!

5 Ways To Add Life Into Worn-Out Furniture

Colefax and Fowler Furniture ages just like everything else…and like with most other things, you don’t notice the small changes that happen to your furniture until one day, a few years (or maybe even a decade or more) down the line, you stop and say, “When did my furniture develop this natural patina?” Obviously you love… Continue reading 5 Ways To Add Life Into Worn-Out Furniture

Get The Swedish Look By Installing Tongue And Groove Paneling

How to Install Tongue-and-Groove Paneling Beadboard Kitchen Island Cottage kitchen Litchfield Designs This wonderful picture was taken From House to Home Tongue and groove paneling is a great alternative to drywall for a home which is decorated around the Scandinavian style.  These wood panels are inexpensive, and easy to install. All that is needed is… Continue reading Get The Swedish Look By Installing Tongue And Groove Paneling

My Favorite 216 Selections From Wallpaper Direct!

Woodland Chorus by Sanderson Ella by Arthouse Cielo Panel by Designers Guild Take me on a road trip Now by Eijffing   There’s no question that Swedish style has been popular for decorating homes. The causal, yet elegant decorating style combines a bit of both worlds we seem to enjoy. There are a few things… Continue reading My Favorite 216 Selections From Wallpaper Direct!

Les Indiennes Fabrics

Mary Mulcahy’s designs, first developed for her block-printed textiles, now grace the wall with the Les Indiennes collection by IVM Prints. The 12 hand-screened wallpapers include Rayure, left, and Veronique, both in indigo; additional colors are offered, Seen in Elle Decor April 2011 The company Les Indiennes is known for their beautiful hand-blocked textiles. Founder, Mary… Continue reading Les Indiennes Fabrics

Swedish Styled Wallpaper

Stola Herrgård, Sweden Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in a room decorated around the Swedish style.  It has the ability to add historical flavor to a room, and infuse color on the walls in a way that is decorative.  Prints can be a remarkable tool for a designer or homeowner who wants to give an impression of a room based around a… Continue reading Swedish Styled Wallpaper

Stylish Looks For Slip-covering Your Furniture

 Veranda May June 2012 When you think of slipcovers, you may have memories of the 80’s clunky furniture covered with slipcovers that were tied with over-sized bows and small scale stuffy florals with outdated colors.  Interior design took a tumble in the 80’s and 90’s, however, interior design directions haven’t ever looked so good as they do now.… Continue reading Stylish Looks For Slip-covering Your Furniture

The Best 5 Websites For Purchasing Antique Hardware

Rococo & Empire Pulls- House Of Antique Hardware Most do-it-yourselfers know that adding new hardware to new or existing furniture or cabinetry is a great way to dress it up. These seemingly small touches make a huge impact on the overall appearance of a piece. You can create the look you want. Hardware pieces are… Continue reading The Best 5 Websites For Purchasing Antique Hardware

A Nordic Design Staple- The Swedish Kakelugn Tile Stove- Part 1

Gustavian Interiors- Swedish Tiled Stove From Michael Perlmutter Photography These beautiful stoves were first designed in Sweden in the 18th century, as a result of an economic crisis that pushed Swedes to come up with a better way of extending the life of their firewood.  It was then that the famous Swedish stove “kakelugn” was born. Early… Continue reading A Nordic Design Staple- The Swedish Kakelugn Tile Stove- Part 1

A Nordic Design Staple- The Swedish Kakelugn Tile Stove- Part 2

Author of Lily Oake Blog, Paula Arndt has a taste for the Swedish styles. Her most current project is updating an armoire into a faux Swedish tiled stove. She needed a front entry “closet” for her c.1950 Cape Cod “Elinor Cottage” and found the perfect piece on Craiglist. Unsure of what to do with the… Continue reading A Nordic Design Staple- The Swedish Kakelugn Tile Stove- Part 2

Wood Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 1

Gustavian Trågsoffa, via Skona Hem Wood floors are one of the most recognized design feature of the Swedish Gustavian look. Rustic planked wood is a top choice for flooring in the design industry. Wood floors are easy to maintain, and they are associated with the utmost quality and taste. Hardwood flooring will outlast carpet in… Continue reading Wood Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 1

Vinyl Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 2

See this option at Home Depot If you’re a do-it-yourself type of person who isn’t afraid of tackling renovations, then this is an article is a must-read if you are planning on replacing your flooring. Every home is under a budget when renovations come into play. If are a few inexpensive alternatives for the rich… Continue reading Vinyl Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 2

Laminate Wood Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 3

Find Durable Laminate Flooring Home Depot Tundra Laminate Pine Effect Flooring From Ikea Laminate Floors- Are They Worth The Money? Some would say heck yes! Laminate flooring is a multi-layer, synthetic flooring product which simulates wood, marble, limestone and granite, using a photograph installed beneath a clear protective layer. This image closely resembles a natural material,… Continue reading Laminate Wood Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 3

Plywood Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 4

Pine Plywood | Design Build Love I stumbled across a DIY trend out there where people are cutting their own “planks” out of plywood.  It seems rather unusual at first, but the results really surprised me.  You get the look of real wood flooring which you can sand, paint, stain, varnish, or white wash, for… Continue reading Plywood Plank Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 4

Painted Wood Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 5

Onni Hotelli Kuvia Picture Credit Ranskalainenpatonki.blogspot Painted wood floors are making a come back, and we believe that painted floors will become even more popular than we see today. In the past, finer homes installed decorative parquet floors and inlaid patterns. In the 17th and 18th century paint also was the means to create these… Continue reading Painted Wood Flooring, A Swedish Design Must Have – Part 5

An Amazing Design Secret That Professional Designers Use All The Time

Watch Jeffree Turney of Lone Ranger Antiques on Martha Stewart Jeffree Turney from Lone Ranger is one biggest dealers who specialize in Gustavian antiques, and also happened to be on Martha Stewart and revealed some of his  refinishing secrets.  He recommends after initially painting and distressing your piece using milk paint, mixing 20 percent “Howard’s Feed ‘n’ Wax”… Continue reading An Amazing Design Secret That Professional Designers Use All The Time

Transform Your Home By Changing Your Walls – Interior Swedish Decorating Ideas

  New World Wallpaper Design: Francesco Simeti Buy it on maharam.com/ Modern Wallpaper, Plastic Laminates This Swedish Gustavian interior from Huset shows how marvelous a striped painted wall can transform a room from an ordinary room to an interior with a distinct Scandinavian flavor.  Instead of hanging wallpaper borders at the edge of the ceiling, why not re-invent this look… Continue reading Transform Your Home By Changing Your Walls – Interior Swedish Decorating Ideas

How To Make Your Own Stenciled Grainsack / Burlap Pillows

Picture – Restoration Hardware French Pillows From Overstock On Ebay Grainsack pillows have gained tremendous popularity in the last several years that we are seeing them everywhere from Restoration Hardware to Pottery Barn.  These old world pillows have a rustic edge to them, with a bit of a classic 17th century French appeal to them. … Continue reading How To Make Your Own Stenciled Grainsack / Burlap Pillows

DIY Furniture Appliques From Architectural Depot

Furniture Appliques From Architectural Depot Furniture Appliques From Architectural Depot Architectural Depot has a number of simply beautiful appliques that could be used to adorn your existing furniture and walls with. They have a variety of hard-to-find historical materials for your architecture needs. This stunning frame featured on The Paper Mulberry Blog shows how lovely… Continue reading DIY Furniture Appliques From Architectural Depot

Swedish Styled Decorating Fabrics

Consider Alaska Quilting Adventures on ebay for your next sewing project. They have a number of absolutely stunning fabrics with patterns which would work in a Swedish decorated home. They offer competitive prices and personalized customer service. They also offer a FREE gift for orders over $50. Shipping discounts on orders over $100. They specialize in quilting… Continue reading Swedish Styled Decorating Fabrics

My Best Tips To Doing Upholstery Yourself

Over the last several years I have jumped into upholstery without any experience, and through all the mistakes I am so glad I had the interest to learn.  It has allowed me to recover many of the second hand chairs and settes that I have found for an affordable price.  Swedish style is certainly a style that I adore, but… Continue reading My Best Tips To Doing Upholstery Yourself

6 Tips For Painting Plaster Wall Finishes

I was running through the Style Files Blog, and I stumbled across one of my favorite pictures, and until now, I didn’t know the story behind the photos. An antique dealer Aurélien and his wife Pascale discovered a small chateau built around 1700 by an abbot who was knighted by Louis XIV.  The chateau has survived… Continue reading 6 Tips For Painting Plaster Wall Finishes

Louis Philippe Chests- A Dresser Style That Can Be Made Over To Look Expensive

I stumbled across a fantastic blog called Life in The Fun Lane the other day and I was pleasantly surprised.  Don’t we all want to be in the fun lane in life? Everyday armed with a smile and jetting on the highway of happiness? Holly Baker is the author of this splashy blog, which includes pictures of… Continue reading Louis Philippe Chests- A Dresser Style That Can Be Made Over To Look Expensive

40+ Ideas For Decorating Around The Swedish Look For Less

Howard Miller Red Mora Grandfather Clock Having a Swedish Mora Clock on display in your home is just as prestigious today as it was back in the 18th century. Unless you shop Europe often, it can be impossible to find a genuine Swedish Mora Clock.  Believe it or not, when I was living in Virginia, and was… Continue reading 40+ Ideas For Decorating Around The Swedish Look For Less

How To Stain Fabrics With Tea To Get An Antique Appearance

Tea Stained Fabric From Country Living Magazine

Tea Stained Fabric From Country Living Magazine Tea staining is one of the best kept secrets that designers use to distress and alter upholstery fabric to give an aged look when recovering antique chairs, drapery and linens.  Staining fabric can turn some of your existing fabric remnants into naturally aged material which could be a source of new accents… Continue reading How To Stain Fabrics With Tea To Get An Antique Appearance