One of my very first memories of attaching to a particular design style was when I saw the Swedish Interiors book during college. I asked for it for Christmas that year and read up on everything from Mora clocks to limewashes on floorboards. I fell hard for it.
I still love Gustavian pieces, and would love to have some of peppered into my home one day. Not the stuff you see all over, on trend and at large retail stores that specialize in furnishing enormo mega-mansions. The real stuff. But, knowing the small fortune the real stuff can cost, I may have to settle for some nice reproductions. While I dream of a whitewashed living formal living room, I fear I don't have the restraint when it comes to the execution part. I often dream about doing it, and stay up late playing around with rooms in my one-day-way-off-in-the-future-dream-home.
Soon after starting this little blog, Mom and I quickly became friends with a local and Swedish interiors-extraordinaire, Loi Thai. Loi's shop, Tone on Tone, as well as his personal residence could put the pages of Veranda to shame. I share his loves for neutrals and his clean execution. I dream of emulating it one day. But clearly my love of color gets in the way:
I 'get it from my Momma'. Her brilliant breakfast area really packs a punch.
I don't know if I'll ever find the restraint to do an all neutral room. Have you? Tell us your secrets on blending a love of neutrals with a love of color.