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Swedish Country Interiors Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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The authors present a smorgasbord of fifteen locations. … Each home expresses Swedish style in general and Swedish country style in particular. The book offers something visually appetizing for almost everyone.(Veranda 2009-12-01)
"Compiled with commentary by Swedish interior design experts Rhonda Eleish and Edie Van Breems, the fifteen American country dwellings showcased in 'Swedish Country Interiors' large country estates to small cottages. Showcasing a variety of interiors, each of whom are superbly photographed, 'Swedish Country Interiors' is an ideal resource for ideas and inspirations. Of special note is a converted Connecticut antique paper factory, and a beach house in Laguna Beach, California, each of which has been crafted to an ideal Swedish country retreat. All this and more make 'Swedish Country Interiors' a 192-page compendium of commentary and images that is especially recommended for academic and community library Interior Design reference collections in general, and the supplemental reading lists for non-specialist general readers seeking interior design ideas in particular."(Midwest Book Review 2010-02-10)
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Ranging from a single room to an entire country retreat, from a pool house or an artist's cottage to living spaces on a grand scale, the many interpretations of Swedish country offer a multitude of design possibilities. The style values mixing the old with the new and favors functionality along with tradition. It is recognized by its bright color palette, pickled wood floors, minimal window treatments, and folk-painted clocks, trunks, and wall hangings, or bonads. Country style can be interpreted from the rustic, with dark woods and painted walls, to the elegant Gustavian style with crystal lighting and gilt wood frames. Swedish country translates very naturally in a contemporary modern setting and is perfect for family friendly living. Swedish Country Interiors showcases fifteen homes from across the United States that are varied in scale, style, and interpretation. Among them are a neoclassical home with Swedish influence situated in Atlanta, a mill house for an old paper factory that has been converted to a beautiful weekend living space in Connecticut, and a California beach house in Laguna Beach made to be the perfect Swedish country retreat. As a stand-alone or the perfect companion volume to Swedish Interiors, this book will put beauty and hours of inspiration into your hands and home.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems opened the doors to Eleish van Breems Antiques in 1998, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Swedish antiques. Their company, Eleish van Breems Ltd. has expanded to become a full service Nordic design showroom and they are sought out for their interiors featuring the best hallmarks of Scandinavian design. The authors, who first published Swedish Interiors, and their antiques and interiors have been featured in many national publications, including Country Living, Victoria, and House Beautiful, and they have made appearances on Martha Stewart and HGTV Canada. Rhonda resides in Bridgewater, Connecticut with her daughter Kari and husband Buffer. Edie lives with her family in a 1760 colonial home in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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Jon E. Monson and L. Langdon "Buffer" Ergmann of Endo Graphics, Danbury, Connecticut, have a combined sixty years of experience in the prepress/print graphics industry, specializing in color, design, and digital retouching photography. Jon and Buffer have traveled both the United States and Europe for location commercial shoots as well as working extensively on in-house art and commercial projects. Both Jon and Buffer live in Bridgewater, Connecticut; Jon with his wife, Melinda, and Buffer with his wife, Rhonda Eleish, and their daughter Kari.
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Top Customer Reviews
Each property is given its own chapter with color photos and some text by Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems who own Scandanavian Design Center in charming Washington Depot, CT. Rhonda's husband L. Langdon Ergmann and partner Jon E. Monson were the photographers. Noted interior designer David Anthony Easton provided an Introduction and there is a limited Resource Guide. Also there is a short list of Interior Designers, so brief that it does not even include the afore-mentioned Mr. Easton! Veranda magazine editor Lisa Newsom, whose son and daughter-in-law's home appears in the book, wrote the Forward. This is an attractive coffee table book, with some interiors that might be inspirational, but do not expect more than just an approximation of the all-out charm of genuine folk Swedish interiors.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely photos on every page. Colorful, soothing rooms and examples of Swedish style fill every page.Published 7 months ago by Mom of Two
This book is an excellent source of information on how to create the Swedish style in your own home. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by J. Brown
this is a charming book and is a beautiful too. It is packed full of beautiful pictures and has content. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by laurel s.