Friday, December 28, 2012

Gustavian Grace

As you are well aware I am a big fan of Scandinavian style.
This pretty romantic cottage is a perfect example of 'Gustavian Style'

King Gustav III of Sweden was passionate about design and style, developing his own unique style based on a love of French Neo-Classical design influenced by spending a lot of his youth at the courts of Versailles. 'Gustavian style' is marked by grayed pastels, lots of whites and creams, painted furniture, clean simple lines, and fabulous lighting. Lots of leggy furniture, bleached wood, reflective surfaces and mirrors are also key features. Swedish Country style is Gustavian, but it's usually informal with lots of white and rustic furniture.

Melissah xox

Images via Desde My Ventana

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My Garden Diaries said...

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday! This is a style that I can relate to! He had wonderful taste that translates so wonderfully into many interiors today. I so enjoy your inspiration pictures! Have a wonderful New Year! All the best! Nicole

Yulia von Eisenstein said...

Very beautiful! I love this wood carving. It makes furniture look elegant.

prince snow farm said...

Oh how beautiful! Loi over at Tone on Tone has me loving the Swedish style as well. It's so simple and soothing!

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