Swedish Beauty

Despite originating centuries ago, the Swedish Gustavian style is still quite popular today. It usually features white painted old looking furnishings set against a very light interior background . The name of the style comes from King Gustav III who ruled Sweden in the late 18th century. He was an avid fan of the neoclassical style and french art.

If you are going for the Swedish look for your special event, I have one word for you – white! Okay, maybe not literally everything white – that might get pretty boring and blank. But keeping the supporting hues light is really important. Very light greys and off whites, soft blues, and greens are typical of this style. Incorporate into the design old distressed furniture and other antiques like frames and books but keep in mind that  the overall finished look should be very light, airy and elegant. I came across these beautiful wedding dresses designed by Carlo Pignatelli for summer 2010 that go just perfect with the theme. The dessert table with a "Swedish flair" was designed by our Canadian Caketress - Lori Hutchinson. I love the way she used jewelry boxes to display the macarons and the cupcakes. Just brilliant.

{Photo credits: Interior images via Swedish Interior Design, Dresses via Wedding Inspirasi, dessert table by the Caketress}

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