Those Swedes…

The Swedes are the BEST at merging old world with new. They do it effortlessly and beautifully. Simple lines are they key. And it helps to lean on a country with a long, rich history and a huge appetite for new innovations. Swedes also like classic pieces that will last for generations. (No unnecessary Target runs here….).

A room like this is totally interesting to me. Not stuck in a certain category. Just a splendid mix of loveliness.

(Winter break is over here. Did not make it Vancouver though. 2 sick kids in the car. Had to turn around. Boohoo! But my dear sis-friend Kendra came with her cutie-pie Ella and cheered us up when things were back to normal again. I am so happy when friends pull me away from the computer!). 


Image credit: Stardust Decor Style
Written by Splendid Willow in: Simply Swedish Style |


  • Anci says:

    Tack så mycket :) Och visst stämmer det på dig. En blandning av vackra saker kan ju inte bli fel.


  • Love the mix since it also means nothing gets wasted. Love it when something pulls me aways from my computer.

    Enjoy your day!

  • Definitely a room that gets and holds your attention….. a fun and eclectic mix of a room. And yes, NOTHING replaces the company of a good friend:) Glad the kiddos are better!

  • Greet says:

    Hi Monika,
    It seems that a lot of kids in bloggerland feel sick today! Could it be a cyber virus??!!
    Monika, Ilove that image too! Beautiful mix! Yesterday evenening I was browsing in a book of Lars Bolander and found such a beautiful Swedish designs in it! The Swedes are masters in designing!
    Wish you a wonderful day!

  • What a great room. I like how the Eames chairs’ colors all relate to the colors in the green print of the chair. I wouldn’t expect it to work but it does.

  • Tina says:

    Eames möter Allmoge i en oslagbar symfoni. Mer eklektiskt än så här kan det väl knappast bli!? Kul att se och påminner mig om att det inte finns några regler för vad man kan kombinera.
    Håller på med mitt eviga v-rum/matrums-projekt. Det tycks bli en galen blandning av modernt, antikt, industriellt och så lite etniska influenser ovanpå det.
    Kram på Dig//Tina

  • Monica-
    So sorry you had to end your trip. Seems to be a lot of that going around.
    I am with you on this room, perfection. A beautiful room that feels so serene and cozy.
    Hope that the family bounces back soon.

  • hope the sweeties are feelin better. do you know what this room says to me? “we appreciate history but we are all for moving forward and discovering fresh talent. also we dig relaxing.”

    yep. you swedes get it. talk soon.


  • designchic says:

    A splendid mix indeed, and just another reason I adore Swedish design. So sorry your trip got cut short, but happy the kiddos are better!!

  • LiveLikeYou says:

    Hej Monica, vi ar tillbaka fran varan lilla semester. Yes Swedes to it best!! ha

  • Joe Clarke says:

    The old floors and a brand new laptop on the table. Yes, the Swedes get it!

    Happy Tuesday, Mon!


  • Delishhh says:

    I agree – great picture. Sorry to hear about your sick kids :(. Hope they feel better soon.

  • Tracey says:

    Oh this room is super nice ……. Swedish design, sigh.

  • I love those wood floors. I can’t wait to do something like that in our first home! Bummer you didn’t make it to Vancouver this week (by the way, have always wanted to visit). We are lucky we have people in our lives to drag us back into reality – blogs and work can be all too consuming! A happy week to you :)

    Nook & Sea

  • Karen says:

    I love that room, so eclectic and yet seems very warm and wonderful. Filled with acquired objects from its owners life.

  • I’m so sorry you guys didn’t make it out to Vancouver! I hope the kids get better soon! It’s great to have wonderful friends…isn’t it?

  • oh yes! i shure love this kind of furnituring. the mix is splendid! it makes a personal home. long time no see but I work a lot and blogging is not allowed to take too much time from me. nice to be here though!

    hugs jenny

  • I love *everything* about this room! Just my kind of room with lots of personality and timeless charm. Pinned it :)

    Sorry for my absence lately, Mon, life is a bit stressful and blogging has dropped far down in the priority list. I’m going to be needing a break from it all soon!

    Hugs to you, lovely,
    Meera xx

  • oh yes, they are fantastic. I adore this space. the chairs, the table, the floors. gorgeous! xo

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