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A Treasure In The Gothenburg Archipelago

I can’t help it, I must stick around in Sweden for a little while. There is so much to discover, so many fantastic homes to show here on the blog.
I think I can easily declare that – from the perspective of the Nordic countries and of course my personal taste – the best homes on the blog are in Sweden, the best architecture can be found in Norway and Iceland and the best of design comes from Denmark and Finland.
So, back to Sweden, to a part of the country I was lucky enough to travel to a few times and the part I can list among my favourite travel memories. The reason I wish to share this lovely home with you is my series of blog posts about Scandinavian interior design styles. Most probably you remember the home of artist Bobo Wallmansson, posted here just a couple of days ago. It was a typical example of Swedish classic style, though a quite reserved version of Svenskt tenn. Let’s talk a bit more about this style and allow me to show you a very different example of beloved Swedish classic. This wonderful house belongs to Karolina and her family and is situated in the fantastic Gothenburg archipelago. The style is typically Swedish classic, with a touch of baroque I immediately fell in love with. Baroque is rich, colourful, with lots of florals, bold nuances, big patterns, rich and dramatic details, nearly theatrical. But if you take a closer look, you may discover elements and pieces representing totally different periods, like the fine Thonet chairs paired up with the classic round table in the dining room. And I also sense some Art Déco glamour here and there. Don’t know why, but some details of this home remind me of the house from the famous Swedish classic Fanny och Alexander. The interiors were composed with the utmost care and exquisite taste to the last detail and I am not surprised that Karolina, who was born and raised in this magical place, decided to return after several years, settle and live happily with her family here. She is admittedly definitely not an impulse shopper, she would rather save and wait as long as it takes for a piece she is craving for. And I totally agree with her. Let’s see her kingdom.

The palms all over the place add a luxurious touch to the interiors.

The evergreen Ektorp sofas are sourced from Ikea.

Photography sourced from Sköna Hem.

 

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