Get the Look: Swedish Country Cottage

The French Country, shabby-chic look may be all the rage in interior design right now, but we’ve got our eye on another countryside that’s every bit as gorgeous, and a lot less ubiquitous: The Swedish Country style. The look is characterized by clean lines, pastel colors, and classic country accents … think plaid, floral, and ticking-striped textiles, ruffled chair cushions, and weathered finishes.

We recently spotted a stunning example of the design style in the pages of House Beautiful–the fantastic summer house of designer Marshall Watson–that looked like it could have been entirely created with pieces from The Local Vault. So of course we had to recreate the look ourselves! Take a quick house tour and get inspired to infuse your space with some Swedish country style, courtesy of pieces from TLV, below.

First stop, the dining area, and one of the best ways we’ve ever seen to display dishware. Another of our favorite elements of the space? The way the gleaming brass chandelier balances out the rough-hewen furniture pieces.

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A coat of white paint will make these chairs perfect for a Swedish Country dining room.

Swedish country chairs

Pale blue napkins incorporate must-have pastel hues.


Add this chandelier and a farmhouse-style table to complete the look.


Despite the formal, structured furniture forms … how inviting does this room look? We chalk it up to the soothing pastel shades and mixed-and-matched wood tones and textiles.

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White-washed nightstands by David Iatesta could double as end-tables.

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Add a pair of antique lamps…

Distressed antique lamps

Plus damask pillows for a pop of pastel color:

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And finish the look with beautifully upholstered arm chairs.

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And here we have our favorite space in the house: the master bedroom. Can you just imagine how gorgeous it would be at night with the fireplace lit up?

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Anchor the room with a simple sleigh bed in a soft whitewash.

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Add a coat of white paint to these nightstands, or leave them as is.

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The final touch: A taupe settee at the end of the bed


What do you think about Swedish Country style?


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