Traditional Dining RoomTraditional Dining Room
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Folksy. A pale painted finish and gingham seat cushions make this Gustavian table and chairs feel humble and homey. Classic Swedish accents, from the clock on the buffet to the star at the window, reinforce the air of country chic.
Style Secret: Pale WoodsDark, heavy woods such as walnut and mahogany would drag down the buoyancy of all that white. Instead, go lighter: birch, alder, white pine and other paler species, mixed and matched for flooring, ceiling beams and furniture. Bleached or pickled woods look pitch perfect, or you can use a sheer white stain or paint to get a similar effect. If you like, add a bit of stenciled detailing — a popular accent in Swedish country style.How Swede it is: This dining room nimbly marries multiple whites, pale browns and light grays for an effect that's quiet but in no way dull.