This little chest was bought by a client with an amazing eye and impressive interior design skills. Her vision translated perfectly into the real world: An antique chest to be placed in their newly renovated Hamptons house master bathroom to soften up the feeling. As an addition she wanted a gray lime stone top placed on the chest to protect the painted surface. This Monday we received pictures of the finished bathroom and a happy note from our client. Best feeling of them all!
“A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. See how some of the most authentic advocates of Swedish design are using these ideas in their own homes, places of pure beauty and simplicity. The fundamental concepts of Swedish design are in full play at each location featured and are important qualities to incorporate into a home-those of functionality, quality of materials, light, preservation, art, eclecticism, color, sense of place and a deep reverence for nature.
Featured in the book are projects by designers Eleish van Breems, 2Michaels, Liza Laserow, and Jonas Wickman with a look into the private homes of Barbara Paca and Philip Lloyd of Preservation Green, Mick Aarestrup and Paula Batali of Lief, Tara Shaw of Tara Shaw Inc., Jill Dienst of Dienst and Dotter, Ann Ljungberg and Rajesh Kumar of Just Scandinavian, international stylist Ingrid Leess, and designers Patricia Fischer of Patricia Fisher Interiors and Linda Kennedy of Meredith Baxter Home. The elements of Swedish style are broken down for the reader with inspiring photos and directives and a Resource Guide is provided for further exploration.”
Almost a year ago i wrote the post: Plan Ahead. Ahead has finally gotten here and the beautiful book by Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems is now out for pre-order! In the book they have featured gorgeous pictures of Artisan Restaurant that I designed about 2 years ago along with interviews of both me and the restaurants owner Rick Whalstedt.
To buy the book go to: Gibbs Smith
Ever since we got back from Sweden last week I have been dreaming about a summer house. The house should be by the water with a little dock where I can sit early mornings with a cup of coffee and just stare at the water. The interiors above are pretty perfect for a summer house. Light colors and white linen together with beautifully aged wooden furniture. Today I would pack our bags and hit the road so that we tomorrow could wake up by the water…
This cabinet is my favorite at the moment. Its made in Sweden of painted pine during the Rococo period 1750-1775. The curved front at simple carved crown molding is so beautiful. Ideally I would place it the living room of our beach house and use it for dinner wear and such.
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