Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour’s Swedish Decorated Home

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Green Glass Distillery Bottles –Debenham Antiques On Ebay

J. Cutler’s captivating film, The September Issue, has put Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the spotlight worldwide.  Not as though she has ever left the spotlight, as Wintour has been American Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief since 1988.  The documentary shows behind the scenes of the every day happenings at Vogue as they put together the publication of the famous September issue.  The film details the glamour behind fashion, as they travel the globe for model shoots, and talk with the most famous  clothing designers to put together the famous pages found in Vogue magazine.

19 th Century Painted Daybed- Debenham Antiques On Ebay

19th Century Painted Sidetable Debenham Antiques On Ebay

Would it surprise you that Wintour’s home is decorated in classic Swedish furnishings?  The home was featured in The World of Interiors magazine, and draws a comfortable feel, so opposite from the glamour Wintour is immersed in every day.  The house features lovely wood painted walls, and exquisite Swedish Gustavian furniture.  Serene paint colors, comfortable furnishings, and furniture showing years of love would be the ideal escape for any person who has such a busy lifestyle.

Excerpt From The World of Interiors Magazine:

“It was perhaps eight years ago that a neighbor’s change of fortune resulted in my good luck. The property that adjoins my 1820 Long Island summerhouse (WoI March 2006) came up for sale when its owner left in a hurry. It had an 1834 farmhouse, with loads of additions and 12 poky bedrooms. It had a perplexing reception room with difficult, though grand, proportions. It had lawns that tumbled down toward a beautiful-to-the-eye, toxic-to-everything-else river.”

Monique Waqué’s 200 Year Old Farmhouse In Northern Germany

Swedish Dining Room ChairsPhotography by Andreas Von Einsiedel Picture Credit

Owner Monique Waqué discovered this 200 year old farmhouse located in northern Germany, and turned it into her dream home.  The house is decorated with Gustavian furniture in a Swedish country look.  You can get her style too with a few key furniture pieces.

There are a number of Swedish dealers on 1st dibs that sell authentic Swedish Gustavian chairs just like what  Monique Waqué has in her home. Buying antiques from Sweden allows you to get genuine pieces that have been loved for years.  As you can see Monique Waqué has Gustavian country chairs at her dining table in a pale yellow.

This home certainly has a country flare.  All the choices are rustic, painted with country Swedish colors.  An oval tray sits on the coffee table.  Consider turning to a hand painted tole tray in the color scheme that you are basing everything around.  My favorites are the floral tole trays which have an elegant feminine country appeal.  Collect a color and consider painting your walls to match the tole trays.  The floral hand-painting gives a very distinct country look.

Getting this look doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either.  There are a number of chairs that have this same look for less.

Check out this post for lovely Linen Sofas–  I have collected several pages of  lovely linen sofas available on amazon.  (Located under the Skona Mag Picture- It takes 2 minutes to load the widget)

Set of six, 18th Century style, Gustavian chairs.Set of six, 18th Century style, Gustavian chairs. Beautiful scraped patina. Strong construction. Perfect set for dining chairs –the GARTEN Antiques and Garden Elements

Village Grigio Side Chair Crate And Barrel

Verona Dining Chair in Antique White Set of 2 $381

The Chestnut Hudson Dining Chair $199

5-Piece Shaker Dining Set, Black $299 Why not sell the table and keep the chairs?

Tapered Leg Table One that Could Be White Washed $270

Small Tapered Leg Table- Could be One in Front Of The Sofa Or an End Table $99

Perfect Bench For A Hallway or Dining Table, or Even As Patio Furniture $106

Lovely Tapered Leg Console Table $121.

Low Bowl Urn with Handles $29 Celery Green

Set of six painted Gustavian Style dining chairs

Set of six painted Gustavian Style dining chairs

Petricia Thompson Antiquites d’ Europe

Gustavian Dining Chairs

A Set of Six Matched Gustavian Dining Chairs –Cote Jardin Antiques


A Set of 8 Antique Swedish Gustavian Style Dining Chairs

A Set of 8 Antique Swedish Gustavian Style Dining Chairs www.georgialacey.co.uk

Gustavian Dining Chairs in the with a so called “humleqvist” carving.Gustavian Dining Chairs in the with a so called “humleqvist” carving.-lizalaserow.wordpress.com

Swedish ChairsA large set of 12 painted antique Swedish dining chairs of great design, retaining the original paint and horse hair, having been recently reupholstered by us in hessian.

This elegant set of twelve antique dining chairs, will work well in most settings. brownrigg-interiors.co.uk

A Set of Fourteen Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs circa 1780

A Set of Fourteen Swedish Gustavian Dining ChairsA Set of Fourteen Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs Talisman

Gustavian Chair with Pancake CushionGustavian Chair with Pancake Cushion –Seen Here

Pair Of Wooden Gustavian Chairs Ca 1800

Pair Of Wooden Gustavian Chairs Ca 1800Pair Of Wooden Gustavian Chairs Ca 1800 – Galerie Half

Set Of Four Gustavian ChairsSet Of Four Gustavian Chairs A Tyner Antiques

Set of 3 Gustavian Side Chairs

Set of 3 Gustavian Side Chairs –Laserow Antiques

Monique WaquéMonique Waqué’s Bedroom

Hooker Melange Sofia Writing Desk sold by Hooker Furniture is an antique reproduction of the classic Louis XVI desk. This terrific desk features beautiful rounded hardware and pretty ribbon motif trim and the classic Louis XVI fluted leg. Can you believe a desk like this is only $627?