Monday, October 4, 2010

Swoon-worthy Eye Candy

While making my dream list of new design books to purchase, I came across Scandinavian Design by Lars Bolander with Heather Smith MacIsaac. This is one of the most stunning book covers I've ever seen. Love the:

- vibrant green wall color
- juxtaposition of modern paintings and antique portraits
- the shared blue of the foot stool and lamp
- and of course, the furniture and the striped rug.

For more beautiful interiors, you can visit the designer's website here. (book photography by Ake Eson Lindman, Staffan Johanson, Lars Ranek)

Hope you had a great weekend. Back with a longer post tomorrow.


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

It is stunning, laid back and very sophisticated all at once...and just love the green! Janell

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Pretty book. Will have to check it out. Have a great week.

Jane K. Schott said...

Lars is on the book signing circuit, look for him around different cities this Fall.
I love this book and lucky for me I can visit his shops in Palm Beach for even more design envy.

Anonymous said...

Love the green wall!
Hope you had a good weekend!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I won this book on Hampton Hostess. Can't wait to go through it!
Have a nice day.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

This book is phenomenal! Really, just pure perfection. Definitely get it!!!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Hi Michele! My first thought upon seeing this image was what a stunning green wall, and LOVE the contemporary paintings paired with the old ones. That takes talent.I know because I try all the time to get the right balance between the old things I love and the modern art I love - it is difficult to get it just right. I am off to check out this book. Thanks!

pretty pink tulips said...

That is a gorgeous cover....and not the typical pale blue that I associate with Scandinavian design. Looks like one for my list!!!

The Down East Dilettante said...

sigh. I painted a room in my store a similar green years ago...I didn't pull it off nearly as well. Bolander is brilliant, and indeed the room is gorgeous..

mydesignchic said...

Can't wait to take a's beautiful!

indoor furniture said...

Incredible gorgeous colour. Thanks for sharing the pix and your knowledge!
We have some collections of teak indoor furniture made of solid teak wood from Indonesia.
Thank you.

Fauxology said...

I agree with @pretty pink tulips - you expect to see blue but the green is a wonderful surprise. On my list.


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