In the taste of 18th century Swedish manor houses, early blue and white porcelain was often imported directly from China. Remaining popular today, blue and white porcelain dinnerware is representative of the Scandinavian aesthetic.
Benches were quite popular in Gustavian interiors. The refined lines combined with upholstery in a casual fabric makes this settee the epitome of Swedish style.
Gustavian interiors are known for their luxurious crystal chandeliers, and this classically-designed reproduction piece has a marvelous price.
Swedish country homes are incomplete without farmhouse tables for all to gather around.
These straight-back dining chairs, upholstered in raw linen, are quite elegant with their clean lines and refined details.
Bergere chairs were the lounge chair of their day, with comfortable down cushions. For today's standards, this Louis-style chair by Ballard Designs possesses both the looks and comfort.
Demilune tables, a longtime favorite of mine, fit beautifully in hallways and entries.
Casual elements, such as stripes and checks, were introduced into Gustavian fabrics to offset the grand and austere designs.
Formal light fixtures were common in Swedish interiors. Those with reflective finishes were especially favored.
This grisaille-style wallpaper is representative of neoclassical scenic murals. Although traditional in design, the shades of gray have a modern feel for today.
There's something to be said for a classically-designed Swedish bed. The design is quite reserved, but still romantic as it has both a masculine and feminine appeal.
This incredible sideboard has gorgeous neoclassical detailing.
Swedish-style kitchens were often less formal than the rest of the house as they were purely functional. Antique cabinets were constructed to hold linens and dinnerware. The look of distressed wood finishes is now considered an important aesthetic element.