Monday, August 4, 2008

Swedish Style


I love Swedish design...it is light and simple. I have always admired floor mirrors and I think this one works beautifully in the entryway to this Swedish inspired home. The white floors and stairs are superb!

The full height silk curtains in the lounge and dinning are stunning. I love the mix of whites, creams and greys in the living areas and the way the colours have been layered.
I love built in book shelves to display lovely pieces and design books. The floors throughout the home are white washed which we rarely see here - simply beautiful.

Images via Traditional Home

18 comments:

A-M said...

Oh don't.... you are killing me! .... the floors, the curtains, the bookshelves, cream, white, grey... too beautiful for words. A-M xx

A-M said...

PS bookshelves are now in my "Great Room File"..... just what I was looking for! A-M xx

Amanda said...

What a charming room! ^^ I love the bookshelves too.

Things That Inspire said...

I have met the owner of this home, and have been in his store 'Tone on Tone' in Bethesda, Maryland. His store is as beautiful as his home! It is full of gorgeous Swedish and French antiques, and has the same serene feel to it.

This home makes me want to toss everything in my home that is not a soft and soothing color!

Oliveaux said...

Wow! Would love to visit his store. I agree with you all, just so calm & relaxing an easy style to live with! He has done it so beautifully. Amanda x

Porchlight Interiors said...

So gorgeous! The Swedish do this soft colour palate so well - I love it. Traceyxx

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

So European in style. As living in Sweden myself, I sense directly that the ambiance is so.

I love all the things hangs, on floor...shelves... waaahhh--- want it!

Cheers,

Oliveaux said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! Amanda

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

TY lots for dropping by this time of the night in OZ...

Hugs,
//chie

Kimberlee said...

gorgeous! and I love the clock in the first shot. Is it possibly a Gustavian clock? Emma from White and Wander's beautiful mum has a blog and she posted about them here http://arunciblespoon.blogspot.com/2008/07/clocks-and-other-treasure.html

mondo cherry said...

So beautiful. Peaceful, calm relaxing, chic - all the things my house is not tonight with toys strewn everywhere! Love love, love the white floors. Would cleaning them be so terrible? I have always wanted a huge floor mirror. Maybe when the kids get a bit bigger...
Clare

Oliveaux said...

Kimberlee - Thanks for the link to Emma's mums blog I shall check it out. Have always loved the swedish clocks...

I am never so sure how the white floors would clean etiher?? - like you said Clare, maybe once the kids are older - I would like to give it a go!

Heidi said...

This house is to die for. I am adding you to my blog list because you site is total bliss for me. Thanks, Heidi

Country French Antiques said...

Fabulous!
Love your blog! I found you thru Anna at VillaAnna.
Can't wait to return.
Visit me some time when you have a chance!
I've added you to my BlissfulBlog list.

Things That Inspire said...

My floors are a very similar color - the limed oak color was quite popular in the late 80s in the states, and this is when my house was built. The light floors make my house so light and bright, which I love. And, they hide dirt SO well - they never look dirty! They don't show scratches either. We have recently added a golden retriever to our family, and another bonus of this floor color is that the fur he sheds does not show!

I have heard that

Teal Chic said...

beauuuuuuuutiful! can I live here? :)

Oliveaux said...

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Its great to hear first hand that they are easier to keep clean than we think - I will have to do it one day :)

zizocrazy said...

I wouuld like to do any impossible thing to be there.....
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez pick me to be there...
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez....