I love surprises. Like when a new book offers something more than you’d expect by looking at the cover.
Swedish Antiques displays polished silver and tabletops, stately chairs and crystal on the cover. But the charm of this book is the fresh and modern rooms where many of the splendid pieces live. The book offers advice for designing with antiques that could be applied to any beautiful old furnishings.
Laserow and Berg offer a primer on the major historical periods of Swedish antiques from the renaissance through Gustavian and Empire eras. The focus of the interior design is integrating beautiful historical pieces into contemporary settings. For example:
Swedish style is inherently modern, characterized by painted floors and fresh white walls which enhance natural light sources. To learn more about it, try searching “interior decoration Sweden” in the catalogue to find other wonderful books on the topic.