Jun
16
2009

Inspiration

In the latest issue of the Swedish interior design magazine, Skona Hem, I found some images from a lovely home that caught my attention. Especially the first photo. I so like the combination of white walls with a strong color (in this case dark gray) acting like wainscoting. The room is airy but still gets a little bit of drama.

A dining room with personality. Here you want to sit for a while. You feel welcome and at ease. Nothing contrived, nothing too serious.

The owner painted the Italian cabinet herself and replaced the doors with chicken net. A good little summer project perhaps?

Written by Splendid Willow in: Lovely Rooms,Simply Swedish Style | Tags: ,

2 Comments

  • Caroline Oates says:

    Monica, my hubby thinks that Herringbone wood flooring is very old fashioned. What do you think?

  • Monika says:

    Hi Caroline, I would not call Herringbone (or fishbone as we call it in Sweden) old fashioned but rather classic! It has been around for a long time – and it is actually starting to gain in popularity again here in the US after a sleepy period. This pattern is very common in old, classy European homes.

    Are you contemplating this for your new home?

    Send me an e-mail with your thinking and I will be more than happy to share my thoughts.

    Mon

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