Swedish Inspired Kids Bedrooms

  Located in a sunny 1,250-square-foot bungalow, Madre features children’s clothing and accessories, furniture, lighting, artwork, handmade ceramics, and gifts. Locally made headboards, slipper chairs, desks, and side tables are offered alongside works by Kate Schelter, Caitlin McGauley, and photographer Gray Malin. Custom upholstery, wallpaper installation, and other design services are also available. “Our goal… Continue reading Swedish Inspired Kids Bedrooms

Essential Characteristics Of 18th Century Swedish Interiors

Guest Post by Jason Phillips The 18th century Swedish interior was a manifestation of neo-classism across Europe. It was made prominent by King Gustav III who introduced different styles of interiors in Sweden when he returned home from his visit to France. In 1771, King Gustav III traveled to France and was impressed with the… Continue reading Essential Characteristics Of 18th Century Swedish Interiors

Gustavian Style By Kristie Barnett

I don’t know what kind of leader King Gustav III of Sweden was, but he really had some design sense!  After spending much of his early life in the French courts of Versailles, Gustav developed a style that was heavily influenced by French Neo-Classical design, as well as Italian Classicism.  Gustavian style is one of my all-time… Continue reading Gustavian Style By Kristie Barnett

Gustavian Romance By Melissa Goldstein

A Swedish twist on French neoclassicism, Gustavian décor may date back to the 18th century, but its suddenly popping up everywhere–like Selena Gomez. Some tell-tale signs your favorite space is aligned to this trend? A pale-on-pale color scheme, intricately carved wood furnishings, and incredibly flattering date night lighting. If the aforementioned design tenets are (Nordic) music… Continue reading Gustavian Romance By Melissa Goldstein

Study Shows The Gustavian Period Has Defined All Tastes Through Time In Sweden

A New Dissertation From Uppsala University Shows How Gustavian Style Has Defined Swedish Tastes In Art Why has the neoclassical Gustavian style become so prominent in the Swedish self-image? A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows how researchers in art history, along with museums, commercial enterprises and the monarchy, have contributed to preserving and conveying… Continue reading Study Shows The Gustavian Period Has Defined All Tastes Through Time In Sweden

Antique Cradles,Cribs And Prams

Theriault’s Antique Doll Auctions, Found on theriaults.com –Antique baby carriage by rubyblossom. on Flickr Stationary Panel Crib W/ Flowers –Found on jackandjillboutique.com Baby in a wicker pram – Found on recycledrelatives.com Antique baby stroller Found on etsy.com Two in a pram Found on antiquefotography.blogspot.com Vintage Baby Carriage –Found on midnightpoem.tumblr.com If you enjoy looking through… Continue reading Antique Cradles,Cribs And Prams

A Look At 19th and 20th Century Furniture In Sweden

19th Century Swedish Painted Cabinets – Find It on Ebay Vintage Mid-Century Daybed by Karl-Erik Ekselius for Dux Guest Post Jason Phillips History can teach us many things; it is full of brave deeds and constantly changing cultural views. These events have helped to shape the world as it is today. Even if many of… Continue reading A Look At 19th and 20th Century Furniture In Sweden

Linen Has An Incredible History- Find Out Why……

The Swedish Country House by Susanna Scherman- Found on homedesign.marthastewart.com Guest Post – Jason Phillips Linen is a type of fabric or textile manufactured from fibers. The making process is laborious, and the result is truly remarkable. Many things are made of linen including towels, aprons, bags, tablecloths, bed linens, runners, curtains, drapes, upholstery covers… Continue reading Linen Has An Incredible History- Find Out Why……

45 Examples Of Country Styled Nordic Interiors

Anna Maria King Upholstered Bed Found on ballarddesigns.com Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi Sweden Early 20th Century A great neoclassical Swedish gray. and white painted oval table in Louis XVI style. Good scale with nice carving and a good later painted finish Found on 1stdibs.com Swedish Longcase Mora clock c.1860 scraped back to original paint Found… Continue reading 45 Examples Of Country Styled Nordic Interiors

How To Select The Right Linen For Your Children’s Bedroom- Kids Room Decor Ideas

Guest Post Jason Phillips Your kid’s bedroom has to look fun and entertaining; otherwise the little ones may not want spend time in it. What can parents do to make their bedrooms appear more enticing without investing a lot of money on new furniture or a flat-screen TV? Believe it or not, playful bed linens… Continue reading How To Select The Right Linen For Your Children’s Bedroom- Kids Room Decor Ideas

Nordic Style Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas

 DORTHY Fabric – IKEA The design of your kids rooms should be an extension of your overall home, and your style.  You don’t have to have a room filled with cartoon characters plastered all over the walls to be a fun mom. Here are a couple quick tips for decorating your kids room with youthfulness,… Continue reading Nordic Style Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas

Decorating Around Red- Historical Interior Design Ideas

Antique Vintage European Textiles On Ebay House Beautiful Magazine featured the top favorite red colors from the most famous interior designers. Here are my favorite 9 red shades of paint from their selection of 24 TOP ROW: 1.”This is a really deep coral, kind of like a cheerful Chinese red. Pinks and reds to me… Continue reading Decorating Around Red- Historical Interior Design Ideas

Nordic Scandinavian Decorating Advice from Designer Alexandra Angle

House Beautiful Feb 2011 Designer Alexandra Angle shares her Scandinavian design advice with House Beautiful on how she made over a dark cottage in Venice, California. This house mixes Americana and Swedish country. Are we in the midst of a Scandinavian revival? It does seem so. There’s a trend toward being unpretentious and relaxed and… Continue reading Nordic Scandinavian Decorating Advice from Designer Alexandra Angle

New Research Suggests Swedish Furniture In The 1700’s May Have Had Strong Colors

The computer-generated image shows how Gottlieb Iwerssons bureau was color set from the beginning with stained inlays. Furniture with inlay from the 1700s tend to be in a moderate brown color scale. But new research suggests that Gottlieb Iwerssons and the other Masters furniture had strong colors when they were new. Elise Andersson at Carl… Continue reading New Research Suggests Swedish Furniture In The 1700’s May Have Had Strong Colors

Swedish Tripod Tilt-Top Candle Stand Tables

Swedish Tea Tripod Tables- trouvais.com Tea tables were originally designed to serve tea. Some were designed to tilt like the pie table which could then be folded up and stored away. Dutch painters were known to decorate the tops of these tables with landscapes starting in the late 17th century, and this following survived well… Continue reading Swedish Tripod Tilt-Top Candle Stand Tables

Decorating With Swedish Country Antiques- Darlene Peterson Buchanan

Swedish Country Plates Sold Through Food52. Visit Swedish Country.com For A Look At The Whole Rosemaling Collection America is a land of many immigrants. As many as 1.4 million Swedes immigrated to America between 1840 and 1930. As the descendants of these immigrants and others seek to decorate their homes, it is not surprising that Swedes… Continue reading Decorating With Swedish Country Antiques- Darlene Peterson Buchanan

Swedish Decorating Inspirations In Yellow, Ivory And Beige- 50+ Pictures

D.Larsson Swedish Antiques The Swedish style is a bright decorating style, in which presents a peaceful, liveable, serene place to live in.  The lighter interior looks have always been popular in the Nordic countries for centuries.  Pale wall colors, lighter painted furniture, throws and bedding in white, or pastels tended to give the illusion of… Continue reading Swedish Decorating Inspirations In Yellow, Ivory And Beige- 50+ Pictures

Decorating Around The Color Green – Swedish Style

House Beautiful- 26 Designers Share Their Favorite Grays House Beautiful Designer Grays 3: Top Row, 1-Pratt Lamberts Argent 1322, 2-Farrow Balls Light Blue 22, 3- Farrow Balls Green Blue 84 Middle Row, 1- Benjamin Moores Cedar Grove 444, 2-Ralph Lauren Paints Blue-Green GH81, 3-Benjamin Moores Colony Green Bottom Row, 1-Benjamin Moores Heavenly Blue, 2-Benjamin Moores… Continue reading Decorating Around The Color Green – Swedish Style

Reproduction Distressed Furniture And Home Decor From Bliss Studio

Lindome Swag Table, H:34″ D:24″ W:36″ Lindome Console Table -H:34″ D:16″ W:62″  If you love furniture with layers of paint, distressed detail, old hardware, and unique looking features, you could spend months searching for that hand scraped finish and texture to fit perfectly in your bedroom or living room. Consider looking though Bliss Studio’s line… Continue reading Reproduction Distressed Furniture And Home Decor From Bliss Studio

Swedish Kids Rooms: 6 Ideas To Get The Look

Youth Kid-Size Wood Chair  Blue , Gray, Black, White Add a little Nordic flavor to your child’s room, and make it unique.  Here are a couple tips to pull it off: 1. Buy A Day Bed-   The Swedish Kitchen Sofa is an example of practical Swedish design that  originates from the 1700’s.  Houses were small,… Continue reading Swedish Kids Rooms: 6 Ideas To Get The Look

3 Rustic Scandinavian Country Homes – Borrow Ideas From Norway and Denmark

Inspiring Interiors Blog posted some terrific pictures of a barn styled home with a Scandinavian styled interior. If you are looking for a country styled look, consider how this home is set up. Start With A Gray Palette Starting out with gray through out your house can be a really simple way to decorate the… Continue reading 3 Rustic Scandinavian Country Homes – Borrow Ideas From Norway and Denmark

Spring Summer Checks and Florals For The Swedish Home

PÄRLVIVA Cushion Cover From Ikea One of the easiest ways to decorate in the flavor of the Swedish style is through the use of fabrics. My husband and I took a trip up to Canada a few weeks ago, and I had the chance to visit one of my favorite stores, Ikea.  We got to… Continue reading Spring Summer Checks and Florals For The Swedish Home

Decorating With Blue: Swedish Style Decorating Ideas

There are so many shades of blue, which one do you pick?  Swedish decorating is known for their partiality towards the color blue.  Blue is one of the staple colors in 18th Swedish century decorating, so if you plan on decorating with this style, we can give you a few ways to incorporate the color blue into… Continue reading Decorating With Blue: Swedish Style Decorating Ideas

69 Inspiring Pictures Of Nordic Country Style Decorating

Bogstad Manor In Norway Bogstad Manor is a protected cultural monument and one of the few country estates in Norway. The history of the estate dates back to 1649, while Norway was still Catholic the land was rented out to tenant farmers by Hovedøya Monastery. After the reformatin in 1536 it was confiscated by the… Continue reading 69 Inspiring Pictures Of Nordic Country Style Decorating

How To Decorate With Botanicals

Carl von Linnaeus home, Hammarby 18th century Swedish Today Linnaeus’ Hammarby is one of Sweden’s most accurately preserved eighteenth century farms, with household items, clothing and art from Linnaeus’ own home.  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) bought the farm in 1758, and it became the Linné family’s “summer residence” .  The family was able to keep… Continue reading How To Decorate With Botanicals

A Guesthouse Decorated in The Swedish Style

In the August 2010 issue of Home Beautiful, an editorial was written up on a garage in Salt Lake City which was transformed into a relaxing guest house with an overall Swedish design. Designers Marshall Watson and Jeffrey Kilmer took the everyday average space we all forget about and utilized the property in an entirely… Continue reading A Guesthouse Decorated in The Swedish Style

200 Gustavian Pictures Ideas For Your Swedish Home

Elements of the 18th century Gustavian style still find their way into our decorating magazines some 200 years later, and have been said to be the most beautiful interior design period throughout time.  Interiors were designed around light, colors were muted, pastels were at their height in art, and the furniture was drop dead gorgeous. … Continue reading 200 Gustavian Pictures Ideas For Your Swedish Home

50 Examples Of Swedish Folk Country Interiors

Country Style Mora Clocks – Swedish Interior Design.co.uk Interior archive is one of those sites where you can spend hours on.  Looking through their dozens of pictures, there are a number of beautiful pictures that present a country look from Sweden.  Here are my favorites: A  Swedish Interior Design Country Folk Art Home Photographed By… Continue reading 50 Examples Of Swedish Folk Country Interiors

Embroidered Fabric, Needlepoint Pillows And Gustavian Furniture From Chelsea Textiles

Chelsea Textiles, is a family company, which was originally started in the 1990’s by Mona Perlhagen. Formerly a fashion buyer for Bloomingdale’s, Mona developed an eye for luxurious details, and high priced textiles, which eventually enabled her to transition into her own business. After moving from London to New York, she identified a need for antique… Continue reading Embroidered Fabric, Needlepoint Pillows And Gustavian Furniture From Chelsea Textiles

Swedish Kakelugn Stoves

The “Kakelugnar” stove is a Swedish tiled stove whose design is still in use today.  This classic stove dates back to the eighteenth century, and adds a historical element to a Scandinavian room.  These tile fireplaces usually resemble a column, while the shape is generally very simple.   The most popular designs tend to be round or rectangular, and are generally white, and are placed either in corners or against… Continue reading Swedish Kakelugn Stoves

The 1700 Collection Swedish Furniture

Osterbybruk The 1700 Collection Swedish Furniture produces furniture that combines the elegant shapes of the furniture found in 18th century Sweden.  With the cooperation between the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts and furniture manufacturer MOVE Möbler & Bohag, they created several authentic replicas of selected pieces of furniture originating from Swedish castles, manors and salons of fashionable health resorts. The… Continue reading The 1700 Collection Swedish Furniture

Swedish Plaster Medallions

Make this bee mold for just dollars. Find the original listing here Classic Swedish Interiors By Lars Sjoberg Everyone has their favorite interiors, and one of mine happens to be Ekensberg, a home owned by Lars Sjoberg also featured on the cover of the book Paint And Paper In Decoration .  Ekensberg, completed in 1790 is a three-story neo-classical building located on… Continue reading Swedish Plaster Medallions

Nordic Style Drapery And Window Coverings

Curtains in Tisbury | Ben30 | Flickr Picture Credit- Goodhousekeeping Magazine Authored By Curtain Pole Wizard Rooms with a Scandinavian style white and blue are great colour choices for bedrooms. White-washed floors, walls and high vaulted ceilings are the quintessential hallmarks to classical Scandinavian style. Blue checked fabrics mixed with stripes adds a fun element… Continue reading Nordic Style Drapery And Window Coverings

Go Bold With Red- Part 1 Grand Sophisticated Interiors

French Commode Lacquered Red From Live Auctioneers The color red is grand, and is a color everyone considers for their home at one time or another. The color red is a symbol of privilege and wealth. Official seals often use the red, as a gesture of confidence and authority. Red can make a statement in… Continue reading Go Bold With Red- Part 1 Grand Sophisticated Interiors

Go Bold With Red- Nordic Country Interiors

To start thinking about how you would like to include red in your home, here are a couple questions you must ask yourself: Into which room do you want to add red? kitchen, living, bath or entryway? How prominent do you want the color to be? All over color or an accent pieces in red? How… Continue reading Go Bold With Red- Nordic Country Interiors

Swedish Antique Mirrors

This pretty mirror is listed by Junkteer On Ebay Period 18th Century Danish or Swedish Mid-18th Century Pier Mirror A small Swedish Gustavian giltwood mirror, Late 18th Century Swedish mirrors have undergone a number of styles since they were introduced in the country in the 1600s. German glass makers helped to lead the way, and… Continue reading Swedish Antique Mirrors

How To Decorate A Child’s Room In The Swedish Style

Vintage Children’s Set On Ebay With Neoclassical-style fluted details and a high-gloss finish, this chest is a cross between old and new, says Gambrel—“like a country cabinet dressed up for the city.” Given the playful juxtaposition of form and finish, the 31.5″-tall piece would be at home in a girl’s bedroom. $2,000; chelseatextiles.com Children dream… Continue reading How To Decorate A Child’s Room In The Swedish Style

The Country Side Of Sweden- An All White Based Home

Wood has always played an integral part in the Swedish home life. Beech, birch and pine are the most popular woods in the Nordic region. Hardwoods such as mahogany were rarely used in Sweden as they would have to be imported, as well as the blonder woods were native to the land making it practical… Continue reading The Country Side Of Sweden- An All White Based Home

The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 5 Add Color

The Dienst’s home is an excellent example of a home decorated around the Baroque themes with a distinct Scandinavian design. The Baroque styles originate in Italy so most commonly we see examples of this style from that region, but rarely from the north or the south or any other region for that matter. In addition, the… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 5 Add Color

4 Resources For Swedish Decorating

Paint And Paper In Decoration – David Oliver Swedish furniture has been sensationally popular the last 10 years as a style that is fresh for decorating the upscale home. Gustavian style has appeared in some of the more prominent decorating magazines in the US such as Veranda, Architectural Digest, World of Interiors and even more frequent in European magazines such as Campagne Decoration.… Continue reading 4 Resources For Swedish Decorating

How Important Are Accent Pieces In A Swedish Home?

Picture Credit DEG Furniture Designs On Ebay Picture Credit DEG Furniture Designs On Ebay As we discussed in Part 1, Paneled walls can bring the Swedish flavor into your home and give you the Gustavian appeal you are after. Another element that we see in Swedish historical homes are sitting areas using what we call today… Continue reading How Important Are Accent Pieces In A Swedish Home?

Swedish Mora Floor Clocks

Mora Clock in Salmon Paint Sweden, Circa 1820, Tall case clock signed “Matts Jonson/Mora”, Sweden circa 1820. Wonderful salmon paint with gilded detail, all having an exceptional patina. Original clockworks have been newly cleaned and adjusted Swedish Mora Clock Painted In A Soft Blue With Cream Painted Carved Accents From A Tyner Antiques Sweden Circa… Continue reading Swedish Mora Floor Clocks

5 Space Saving Pieces For The Swedish Home

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave a short interview to German Vogue One of the things I enjoy the most about Swedish furniture is its clean lines and compact nature. Bessie of the housing crunch and the typically small living quarters in that area of the world, the furniture they make… Continue reading 5 Space Saving Pieces For The Swedish Home

Affordable Holiday Dining Décor That Looks Like It Was Done by the Pros- Grace Kelly

Swedish Gustavian Interiors From The Affari Catalogue Decorating for the winter holidays does not have to be arduous or expensive. A professional look is easy by following even a few of the following hints. There are some simple rules of which to be aware before diving into the list of ideas. First, one should work… Continue reading Affordable Holiday Dining Décor That Looks Like It Was Done by the Pros- Grace Kelly

9 Examples Of Exceptional Swedish Slant Top Desks

Period Swedish rococo writing desk, circa 1760, period Swedish rococo writing desk, circa 1760, with original hardware and secondary blue paint. Three drawers in the bowed front with a smaller drawer just under the drop leaf. The interior features two banks of three drawers on either side, as well as other drawers and compartments. Slant top… Continue reading 9 Examples Of Exceptional Swedish Slant Top Desks

An American’s Guide For Getting The Swedish Country Look

With the stresses this world has to offer, it is no wonder why there is such a gravitation towards a home that is cozy and relaxing.  Our homes are places where we want to connect with our family and friends amidst the fast paced life we are living. Country decorating has always been a very… Continue reading An American’s Guide For Getting The Swedish Country Look

The Principles Of Scandinavian Design

Oliver Furniture Of Denmark You read and hear quite a lot about Swedish design, these days – or maybe Nordic or Scandinavian design principles. Since the advent of IKEA as a global phenomenon over the past couple of decades, these terms usually conjure up images in most people’s minds of a lot of quirkily-designed innovative… Continue reading The Principles Of Scandinavian Design

Gustavian Style: Warm Or Cool Tones?

Swedish Gustavian Pine Benches Gustavian style is all about painted surfaces, intricate wood carvings, distressed wood flooring, and beautiful family heirloom furniture.   Gray painted furniture are commonly associated with Swedish interiors.  Gray can be both a cold and warm color depending on the hue of the paint.  When gray is mixed with yellow, it can take… Continue reading Gustavian Style: Warm Or Cool Tones?

Make A Statement In Your Home With Burl Wood

Burl Wood Commode From Charles And Charles Burl walnut furniture is always in demand with serious collectors of unique furnishings.  The pattern of burl wood is intricate making each piece unique and  breathtaking. What is Burl Wood? Burl wood is an outgrowth on the trunk of a tree.  The wood is cut from the outgrowth and is often… Continue reading Make A Statement In Your Home With Burl Wood

Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs

  Set of Six Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs With Gray Paint- Scandinavian Antiques Co On Ebay Ballard Designs has designed a terrific looking Swedish country chair called “Sorrento” that has all the good looks of one of the most popular Swedish chair designs.  The chair features fluted turned legs, with a classic… Continue reading Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs

Outstanding Painted Swedish Stools And Benches

Picture Credit Millqvist Antik & Interior Foot stools are very common in Gustavian styled interiors.  Most every decorative craft was fashioned out of wood in Sweden in the 18th century, and footstools were just one of the most functional, yet decorative pieces of furniture in the home.  Fauteuil chairs were very common during this time,… Continue reading Outstanding Painted Swedish Stools And Benches

3 Things You Should Know About Gustavian Style

3 Things You Should Know About Gustavian Style The most famous form of vintage Swedish furniture is that of the Gustavian style. It was named after Gustav III, who was the King of Sweden from 1771 until he was assassinated in 1792. The style of Gustavian furniture began a decade before his reign but reached… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know About Gustavian Style

5 Ways to Incorporate the Color Red Into Your Swedish Styled Home

Tullgarn Upholstered Chair By Nordic Style Red has been known to be one of the richest colors of all colors available to us, and it just so happens to be one of the main colors in the Swedish decorating style.  The color red is a fantastic choice to use as an accent color, such as in… Continue reading 5 Ways to Incorporate the Color Red Into Your Swedish Styled Home

Nordic Painted Dining Tables

Vintage Thomasville French Provincial Style DINING ROOM TABLE $400 Buy this table at Vintage LA Furniture On Ebay If you cannot find just the right dining table for your Swedish home, consider a country styled rustic farm house table.   They are almost impossible to find on the west coast of the United States and not… Continue reading Nordic Painted Dining Tables

6 Nightstands To Consider For Your Country Styled Swedish Home

This Georgian located in Bromley, London home decorated with Swedish furniture for a classic Gustavian styled home right out of the 18th century. Of all the photos, two really struck me as really spectacular. In the picture above, a genuine Swedish antique cabinet is painted and really sets the theme for this room as being… Continue reading 6 Nightstands To Consider For Your Country Styled Swedish Home

How Linen Is The Perfect Fabric For Nordic Decorated Swedish Homes

Suzanne Kasler -Photo Credit Trouvais Linen is still the most desired fabric for decorators and interior designers alike.  Linen is elegant, durable, and simply luxurious. Linen is the strongest of the vegetable fibers and has 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton.  Linen is from raw flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant. Linen is one… Continue reading How Linen Is The Perfect Fabric For Nordic Decorated Swedish Homes

Swedish Cartel Clocks

Signed Antique Swedish Gilt Carved Wood Cartel Wall Clock Neoclassical 1913 From North West SPB on Ebay 1. Rococo Style Clock – Sweden – Late 19th Century Cherry Hill Antiques 2.  A Swedish Late Gustavian carved clock-Evergreen Antiques 3. Mora Clocks · Stockholm Gilt Wall Clocks 4. Italian pair of 1920s’ Gilded Mirrors From Ebay… Continue reading Swedish Cartel Clocks

17th Century Primitive Painted Homes

La Pouyette featured a unique post of a primitive painted cabin located a few kilometers from Gstaad.  The cabin was originally featured in the  1993 Home and Garden magazine. Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland, and home to one of the largest ski areas in the Alps. … Continue reading 17th Century Primitive Painted Homes

Spectacular Paintings From 18th Century Painter Carl Gustaf Pilo

King Frederik V of Denmark Carl Gustaf Pilo was an 18th century Swedish painter. Pilo mainly worked in Denmark, and served as the painter to the Danish court. Pilo was also a director and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. Pilo carefully studied the works of Rembrandt and throughout his career, met with… Continue reading Spectacular Paintings From 18th Century Painter Carl Gustaf Pilo

Tour Through Drottningholm Palace, And Drottningholm Theatre

Drottningholm Palace also has a theatre that sits directly beside the palace.  The Drottningholm Palace Theatre, or in Swedish called “Drottningholms Slottsteater” is an opera house from 1766.   Today it is run by a private foundation, but still functions as a real theatre!  The theatre was built for Gustav III by his mother in 1766.   Gustav III loved the theatre so… Continue reading Tour Through Drottningholm Palace, And Drottningholm Theatre

Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Quilts

Red and White Quilt Exhibit in New York City - Elle Decor

Detail of rare Gustavian bench from the late 1700s- thelilyhome.blogspot.com  If you have not bought a hand made quilt, consider picking a quilt from French 72 Antique Quilts on ebay. What makes their store so different, is they specialize in high quality antique American quilts and quilt tops from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The antique… Continue reading Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Quilts

English Tea Tables : A Must Have Statement Piece In An Outstanding Swedish Room

Scandinavian Design by Lars Bolander withHeather Smith MacIsaac Tripod tables were designed originally to serve tea. Some were designed to tilt like the pie table which could then be folded up and stored away. You would think the tripod table is English in origin because they have been traditionally associated with England and North America,… Continue reading English Tea Tables : A Must Have Statement Piece In An Outstanding Swedish Room

Stunning European Paint Colors For Painted Kitchen Cabinets

The Beautiful colors found in the Farrow and Ball Paint Line Plain English Kitchen Designs in the UK shows some beautiful kitchens painted in various blues.  The kitchen featured lovely English styled cabinetry with recessed cabinet doors.  Recessed doors allows the door to be painted as well as the capability to match wall colors because the cabinet face blends… Continue reading Stunning European Paint Colors For Painted Kitchen Cabinets

35 Pictures Show How To Decorate Around The Swedish Rustic Country Look

Country living is wrapped up in modest, yet meaningful details. The mixture of the old furniture and primitive decor has become a style that many people are flocking back to. As the recession hits and hard times find their way into the economy, many people are digging deeper for fulfilling and meaning in life. Many… Continue reading 35 Pictures Show How To Decorate Around The Swedish Rustic Country Look

The Best Swedish Lamps And Shades

Lovely Burlap Lamp Shades From Pottery Barn If you are looking to add a touch of Swedish appeal in your home, the right style of lamp can go a long way to authenticate a that rustic period-style look in your home. Wood table lamps are the perfect choice for Swedish interiors and can be paired with a… Continue reading The Best Swedish Lamps And Shades

Why A Natural Fiber Rug Is Essential For Pulling Off A Swedish Interior

 Ramie is also very comparable to linen and is also of a plant fiber from an East Asian plant.  Ramie is natural white in color, inexpensive and often mistaken for linen.    Ramie has a high luster and an unusual resistance to bacteria and molds making it also a great fabric for outdoors, although it is extremely absorbent and dries quickly. Ramie has been… Continue reading Why A Natural Fiber Rug Is Essential For Pulling Off A Swedish Interior