Swedish 1900's Decorating

This Swedish home takes several chairs and combines them with a day bed.  One way to unify several pieces of furniture is to simply paint them the same color, as they have done here.

“Söderbo” is a summer home, and perfect for all those who love history, because this home is practically untouched.  Nothing has changed since the house was decorated in the 1920s.  In fact, every piece of furniture, every picture, and the decor is such as it was in the early 1900’s.  The interior lets in lots of light as large windows reveal the beautiful greenery outside.  Elegant white painted furniture makes the home larger than it really is.  Reading a book, playing a few games, and having a hot bath might be what you would do in this home in the summer months.  Although you may have to haul in the water, and manually heat it!  The modern amenities of the home are missing, but that doesn’t stop the owners from getting away and enjoying all the life that this property has to offer.  Water must still be carried out and the food collected in the root cellar, so the children of the home don’t have to wonder how grandma and grandpa did things, the old way of live is very evident in the day to day functioning of the home.

“Söderbo” in the past was only used as a summer house. Servants were brought out into the country with lots of luggage, and the residents from the big city enjoyed the summer life to rest and enjoy the rich fresh air, and all that the countryside could offer. Besides the main house, the property is equipped with a boathouse pre-existant from the mid-1800s, a root cellar and a cabana by the water.

Inside the house,  white painted wooden furniture shows a classic Swedish design which can be seen throughout the home.  The furniture was originally purchased back in the days of the era’s most fashionable department store NK. The various pieces of furniture are seen in the country style which if fluent in the dining room, bedroom, desks, chairs and shelves. The kitchen is set up to function for food preparation, such as cooking, baking and canning.  The upstairs of the home is mostly how it was originally.  Some fabrics have been worn through time and replaced, but the beautiful Art Nouveau wallpaper in the parents’ bedroom are original. Gather some ideas from this time period for your home.

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“Söderbo” A Home Untouched Since 1920

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Swedish 1900's Decorating

“Söderbo” A Home Untouched Since 1920

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