Gray, Scandinavian Must Have Decor

I can stare at this beautiful vignette from a Danish home all day long. The long, gray old table is the glue between the old and new decor. The image went straight to my personal inspiration folder.

And when I came across this gray throw from the Danish store, Munthe Plus Simonsen, I also quickly added it to my ever growing wish list. Simple and stunning. Look closely at the details.

Every time I buy a pot for a plant I quietly mutter and wish I was back home in Sweden. I swear they have the best flower pots. And of course — mostly with gray patina! (A pain to bring with me every time I fly back though. Yes, I am one of t.h.o.s.e who take up way too much overhead compartment space!).

Colors come and go. But I will always remain faithful to gray.

Happy new week to you all!

Image no. 1 via Blissful blog.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Simply Swedish Style |


  • I have to tell you Mon that first image grabbed me instantly it’s stunning. And those gray pots, time to add them to your store because I would buy many. Enjoy your Easter holiday!


  • Bonny Neiman says:

    Just beautiful! Love your feel for antiques…thanks for sharing.

  • Victoria Athens says:

    I love the tubs in the last image. Have a lovely Easter with your family.

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Thank you Victoria! Happy Easter to you and yours as well! Hugs, Mon

  • beautiful, monika, and of course, I loved you before this post, but this one is stunning.

    hope you and your family are well, especially your mom and mother-in-law. thinking of you all! love to you, donna

  • Monica-
    This post is just stunning. I love the first image too! I would like one each of the flower pots, please.
    Hope that all is well in your world, sweet lady.
    Happy Monday.

  • Franki Parde says:

    OOoh, and I luv that column!!! One day…. franki

  • Marianne says:

    Can never go wrong with gray! Would love some of those flower pots for my own house! xo

  • Tracey says:

    Such beautiful pictures! I will forever be a lover of grey too ….. Hey it’s a mix of both my favorite colors, black and white. I can totally stare at those pics all day!

  • Hi Mon! This is one of my favorite posts-and so timely! This is the color scheme I’m tossing around for our next project…an old barn style house in a tiny wine country town with a scandi-modern country feel. Can’t wait- the old place should be ours in a month or so. Love
    Love Love every one of these photos. I must check out the store you mentioned for that throw-just divine.
    The old dolly tubs are favorites of mine too.
    I can’t deny, we really are those crazy people who buy projects before even finishing the current ones we have :)! XXOO-have a great week!

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Sarah, wait! You are getting one more house???! And I have yet to show pictures from your current, lovely home! I am inviting myself over soon!

    Hugs, Mon

  • oh the way the swedes do grey is undeniably the ultimate. that table gets my heart too, and i think my husband should retire soon and commit to building repros like this so more of can enjoy them (i also know for a fact he is most happy when he is creating with his handy handy hands, and he has a deep love of furniture).

    i have been searching for the right pots for my harvest table with no luck so i am going to be buying some ugly chippy antique ones and trying my hand at a beautiful white-grey finish.

    love to you, sis.


  • Elsa says:

    It gives me the feeling that everything is of such a high quality!

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