Summer Solstice took place on 21st June, marking the most hours of daylight for any day of the year. In Sweden, this is known as ‘Midsummer’ and it is one of the most important occasions of the year. Join us as we celebrate by exploring bright schemes and Swedish treasures.
In our recent commercial project Richmond Buildings, there are two self-contained luxury apartments and in this bedroom the headboard takes centre stage. A large scale repeat pattern features blue hues and hints of ochre. Its dotted details and geometric shapes bring a sense of liveliness to the space, whilst the wool fabric creates a rich and sophisticated texture. The design is framed by a yellow border that strikes a contrast against the deep blue walls. We love mixing geometric and organic patterns, and here we have upholstered an armchair with a textural fabric in a complementary yellow.
We love Swedish furniture because it has soft accents and will bring character to any room. In this scheme a Swedish cabinet nods to all the colours surrounding it.
For our seventh floor loft space at Bergdorf Goodman, we used an impressive wardrobe which was beautifully painted in a Swedish-style. It now lives happily in a private house in New York. It is incredible how far it has travelled! You can explore more of our Swedish furniture finds in our Swedish Treasures blog post.
Just like us, Swedish textile house Cathy Nordström have a passion for textiles, colours and prints. They work with high quality fabrics and sustainable production. We especially love their ‘Marianne’ design in the green and red colourways.
We couldn’t celebrate Midsummer without paying tribute to Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862 – 1944), whose paintings are considered to be amongst the first abstract works known in western art history. She was a visionary for breaking the rules and her art is colourful and bold.
If you’re feeling inspired to celebrate the summer, why not bring some joy to your interiors? We’ve put together some ‘Dos and Don’ts’ which prove that transforming your home for the summer doesn’t have to be costly: Transform Your Home for Summer – Our Dos and Don’ts