A friend reminded me last week about Sweden being a design inspiration beyond what goodies they gift us at IKEA. Not that IKEA isn’t AMAZING. I friggin’ love IKEA and frequently can be found wandering the aisles while claimed by “Acute IKEA Blindness” (i.e. when you go to IKEA, seemingly black out from the overwhelming choices and then resume consciousness in your car amongst a pile of purchases you don’t need like $2 wine glasses, potato peelers, toilet scrubbers, bath mats, packs of 5 zillion tea lights, vases, random chairs, desk lamps and frozen meatballs.) But I digress. I think Swedish interiors are the perfect inspiration for the new year, being so crisp and bright with the air of a fresh start. Hardly formulaic though, you can decorate using inspiration from either a more modern manner or with antique, Gustavian inspired pieces. Or better yet, combine both!
Get the look with these pieces (click picture for links):