Anyhooooo, I’m totally hooked, aren’t you?! Let me tell you first off that I haven’t always been a fan. When I was in junior high, my Swedish cousins moved out here because at the time, the parents worked for Eriksson (remember those old school cell phones?!) and ALL their furniture seemed like it was out of the future. The kids had the WEIRDEST hammock like chairs in their rooms and EVERY room had a been bag chair for some reason. It was bizarro to say the least. Sorry Henrick and Marcus if you’re reading this…but at the time, IKEA hadn’t been introduced to us Americans.
But NOW Swedish design means more than weird furniture, it means beautiful white washed woods, pale colors, and fluffy furniture. And the artwork, don’t even get me started. As Rachel Zoe would say, DIE!
I love the two-toned wood on this dresser that was found in Martha Stewart Living (via Wee Wonderfuls). It just says country sophisticate to me!
This layout from Skona Hem Magazine (via JuBella) has gorgeous traditional style mixed with bright and light colors…HEAVEN! And lastly, if we’re talking about Swedish design, we CANNOT forget the Ice Hotel…can’t wait to go there with the family someday…it’s seriously a topic at almost every family gathering!!!