Plan Ahead: September 2013

by Liza Laserow

I have previously written about Artisan, the restaurant we designed out in Southport Connecticut about a year ago. The restaurant has now been chosen together with my Tribeca apartment to be in a book about Scnadinavian design. The authors of the book is Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish who have produced two beautiful and respected coffee table books before: Swedish Interiors and Swedish Country Interiors (see below) both with amazing reviews from The New York Times. This book will focus on HOW to decorate with a Scandinavian touch. An interview with me about how Laserow Antiques & Interior Design as an interior designer with a Swedish origin thinks when designing will also be included in the chapter. We did the shoot at Artisan back in May and will on June 29th do the apartment shoot. We are of course super honored!

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.

Swedish Country Interiors delves deeper into their love of Swedish country design, showcasing fifteen homes acroos America that have a wide spectrum of interpretations of Swedish country style.

The book will be published next year in September.