Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This past Saturday, I had the pleasure to attend a book signing for designer extraordinaire, Lars Bolander and his new book, Scandinavian Design.  Written along with former House Beautiful editor Heather Smith MacIsaac, Scandinavian Design is a thoughtful and sophisticated work, giving readers an in-depth survey of the best of this celebrated genre. Bolander draws on his extensive design experience and vast historical knowledge to bring readers inspiring interiors and design, both traditional and modern.

I was delighted to meet Lars, whose light and airy classic Gustavian interiors I've admired for quite some time. The book signing took place at Nancy Corzine's beautiful shop in Southampton amongst a soft palette of upholstered furniture and antiques-the perfect spot! I was interested to learn that Scandanavian Design took over three years to research and write; a real labor of love for the designer. 
 The book is laid-out in a thoughtful, progressive manner, beginning with exterior features such as elaborate doorways and entryways and takes the reader through the interior of the home room by room with beautiful classical and modern looks in Scandinavian design. Publshed by Vendome Press, it's a lovely read and must-have reference and inspiration guide for any design library.  

 Visit tomorrow for more Scandinavian Design and a fall giveaway!


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I'd missed this book - thanks for the tip, I will definitely check it out. I love the crisp and clean and light feeling of Scandinavian design. I want a country house with that same light feeling.

The Zhush said...

The book sounds right up my ally, how great that you had the opportunity to meet the author!

Splendid Sass said...

Such beautiful rooms. I LOVE the dining room. That floor against the table and chairs is perfect.

Empress of The Eye said...

Oh, I can't wait for him to visit his shops here in Palm Beach.

It looks like you had perfect weather for a day in Southampton!

Style Attic said...

I will absolutely be coming back for more! Scarfing up that Scandinavian style!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I need this book! I love all the color and pattern! So often I mistakenly think of Swedish design as just blue and white acting as neutrals.