Swedish Interiors

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Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes. From the white- and blue-hued images of the familiar Gustavian style to the gold accents and luxurious patterns found in the Swedish Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier periods, the secret to Swedish design is in having the confidence to mix old and new while maintaining a clean and simple ...

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Overview

Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes. From the white- and blue-hued images of the familiar Gustavian style to the gold accents and luxurious patterns found in the Swedish Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier periods, the secret to Swedish design is in having the confidence to mix old and new while maintaining a clean and simple aesthetic.

Emphasizes light, comfort and elegance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423600244
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/13/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 803,661
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems live in Woodbury, Connecticut, and opened the doors to Eleish van Breems Antiques in 1998. They specialize in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Swedish antiques and offer compelling examples of Swedish design and lifestyle.

Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems are the founders of Eleish van Breems Ltd., a company whose approach to design stems from a modern application and interpretation of historic Scandinavian interiors and form. They are sought out for their clean, elegant, and fresh approach to interiors, all with a Scandinavian essence. Rhonda and Edie are the authors of Swedish Interiors and Swedish Country Interiors and are excited to introduce Reflections on Swedish Interiors as the third book in their best-selling Swedish Interiors series. Their design work has been featured in fine national and international publications such as House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda, Glamour, Country Living, Gods & Goddar, and the New York Times, among others. The pair have made television appearances on This Old House,
Martha Stewart Living and HGTV-Canada. Both Rhonda and Edie live with their families in southwest Connecticut and travel extensively in Scandinavia, calling Stockholm their home away from home.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, when Larsson's books on Lilla Hyttnäs were released, there was a movement in Sweden to go back to the old ways, very similar to the Arts & Crafts Movement in England.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Miguel Flores-Vianna 9

Foreword by Albert Hadley 11

Preface 13

The Origins of Swedish Design 15

Gustavian Grace 21

Libby Holsten's 1760 Rhode Island Colonial

New Sundborn 35

The Wisconsin Ranch of Loran Nordgren

California Bungalow 49

Home of Linda and Lindsay Kennedy

Ten Chimneys 61

Home of American Theater's Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne

Sweden in the Tropics 77

Lars Bolander and Nadine Kalachnikoff's Palm Beach Hideaway

Northern Grandeur 87

Residence of the Consul General of Sweden, New York

The Swedish Guesthouse 95

Interior Designer Diana Beattie's Montana Homestead

Romance on the Bayou 105

John Rabalais' New Orleans Home

Country Elegance 115

Home of Face Stockholm's Martina Arfwidson and Restaurateur David Weiss Quiet Confidence 125

Paul and Susanne Sigenlaub Residence, New York

1760 Thompson House 133

Eleish van Breems Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut

Scandinavian Modern 141

Home of Restaurant Aquavit's Håkan and Catherine Swahn

Swedish Inspiration 153

JoAnn Barwick's Floridian Escape and Vermont Studio

Stylish Barn Living 169

Steve and Katie Hylén's Residence, Connecticut

Studio in Manhattan 179

The Gustavian Studio of Lena Biörck Kaplan

Acknowledgments from Rhonda Eleish 187

Acknowledgments from Edie Bernhard van Breems 189

Resource Guide 190

Reference and Further Reading 192

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