Happy new week, friends! It is pouring in Seattle right now. It is gray, gray, gray and I lust for airy, light & uncomplicated Swedish rooms. Who better to capture that then the very talented Stockholm-based photographer Martin Cederblad.
I have a pair of similar Swedish baroque chairs (ca 1750) as the gray ones around the table. And hundreds of years later they – with their heads high – work so beautifully hand in hand with contemporary pieces (in my opinion one of the few antique styles that can). That is why Swedish antiques never will go out style (especially the old, gray painted furniture). They are beautiful, simple and fit in just about anywhere.
Also don’t be afraid to mix different time periods and build your own cluster of objects for the eye (and soul & heart), like these silver candle holders.
Lovely cottage living. Nothing matchy-matchy. Nothing contrived. Just relaxed.
White in different textures.
Imagine starting your day with a cup of tea in this setting! Look how much a simple linen table cloth adds to the atmosphere. Now envision the image without it!
Happy eating in this lovely & cheery setting where vintage china adds color to the table.
Sigh. Simple and so beautiful.
Can’t wait for the sun! Can’t wait to get my hands dirty and put a whole row of lovely white blooming plants on my own stone steps! Spring can’t come quick enough for me.