INSPIRATION: Swedish Country

I’ve always been drawn to Swedish interiors – both classic/country and modern.  But as I’m planning to a trip to Scandinavia this summer, I’m really delving into Swedish style.

As frequent Occasional Salers yourselves (right!?), I’m sure you’ve come across some lovely pieces that could be worked into a room with just about any style.  Well, any classic style.  And the thing with Swedish interiors, both classic and modern, is that they’re basic enough that they’re quite flexible in terms of incorporating varying accent colors, furniture and décor.

Take a look:

(1) Clean, classic Swedish design. i know I've seen similar looking furniture at occasional sales!
(2) 'Dressed-up', whimsical Swedish décor.
(3) Blissful white.
(4) A pleasant dining area.
(5) Calm + cool stairway.
(6) an invitingly-decluttered living room.
(7) White + beige + drama.
(8) wide, comfy chairs + stylish console + floral accents + simple art = relaxing.
(9) an understated but colorful room.
(10) Get the look: antique (ca.1760) Danish side chairs.

 

Credits/Resources:

(1) From Swedish Interiors by Rhonda Eleish & Edie Van Breems. Buy it here.  Source: Margaret Long Designs.

(2) Source: Swedish Interior Design, UK.

(3) Photos by Anna Kern.

(4) This is actually Edie Van Breems’ office in Manhattan! But the rest of us could steal the look for a family dining area. Photo from Swedish Interiors by Rhonda Eleish & Edie Van Breems.  Buy it here.  For more inspiration, check out Rhonda’s blog.

(5) From Classic Swedish Interiors by Lars Sjoberg (author) and Ingalill Snitt (photographer).  Buy it here. Photo via decorology.

(6) From Swedish Country Interiors by Rhonda Eleish & Edie Van Breems.  Buy it here.  Photo via Cote de Texas.

(7) Interior designer extraordinaire Lars Bolander’s living room.  Source: From Swedish Interiors by Rhonda Eleish & Edie Van Breems. Buy it here. Photo via Cote de Texas.

(8) From Swedish Country Interiors by Rhonda Eleish & Edie Van Breems.  Buy it here.  Photo via Cote de Texas.

(9) Photo of world-renowned illustrator (and Swede) Carl & wife Karin Larsson’s drawing room in their beloved home Lilla Hyttnäs, early 1900s.  As featured on Carl Larsson’s official website.

(10) A fantastic resource for Scandinavian antiques, be sure to check out Cupboards & Roses.  Find the chairs featured above here.

-Katherine

 

 

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