Friday, June 24, 2011

A happy Friday to you and gorgeous book giveaway

The weekend never comes soon enough - except when I have a Friday deadline. So I figured there is no better time to do a book giveaway.

This is a unique one - "Classic Swedish Interiors," by Lars Sjoberg. The poetic photos are by Ingalill Snitt.

I'm going to quote Amazon as they describe the book better than me -

"Lars Sjöberg has made it his life's work to understand and preserve the Swedish manor houses of the 17th and 18th centuries. Here, exquisitely photographed by Ingalill Snitt, are the eight houses (and one church) that he has acquired over more than 40 years. The book focuses on Sjöberg's first, most complex project: the manor of Regnaholm. Unoccupied for about 40 years when Sjöberg arrived in 1966, it allowed him to experiment with interior decoration and refurnishing, copying old furniture, reweaving, and reprinting old fabric patterns.

His other projects include Ekensberg, a three-story Italianate villa near Lake Mälaren, built in 1788-90, and Salaholm in Västergötland with a garden laid out in the first half of the 17th century. Odenslunda, a small manor from the 1770s with a panelled exterior and a säteritak or manor-house roof, is his family home, while Sörby, a scaled-down early 17th-century manor house, was reproduced in its entirety for an exhibition in Stockholm. Full of insight and inspiration, this is a deeply personal summary of everything Lars Sjöberg has learned in his years of working and living with classic Swedish interiors." - via Amazon.com

Here are some of my favorite photos from the book -


One day I will have an antique Swedish grandfather clock!








As usual, all you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment! To comment on this post (scroll to the bottom of this post and right above "Labels" you will see a number followed by the word "comments." Click on the word "Comments." Or, you will see a link, "Post a Comment," which you click on to comment.

If you receive posts in your email feel free to respond to the email noting that you'd like to be entered in the drawing.

Contest closes Friday July 1st at 5pm. Good luck!

46 comments:

Ani Toncheva said...

I spent my childhood in Sweden and these pictures reminded me of how calm and beautiful the Swedish aesthetic is. This book looks great.

Lauren said...

What beautiful pictures!

G Dees said...

Beautiful book! I love the soft, calming colors and the simplicity. Your store window also reflects that same calm. I would like to be in your drawing for the book.
Thanks.

Rosie said...

Looks like a beautiful book!

Mary-Candles Lovers said...

i love the antiques!

Laura said...

Beautiful book! I love Sweden.

mandinka said...

Oh yum! The rough wood floors, old plaster, and subdued and aged colors - just dreamy.

Eugenia210 said...

What a nice giveaway!!...this book really seems o be beautiful

Lisa Stevens said...

Beautiful book!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
lisistevens@hotmail.com

Studio Danale said...

This clock is amazing!
it looks like a wonderful book.

Sylvia said...

I wish I could have such a simple life. Beautiful book!

kkelly said...

Beautiful images! Thanks for the contest!

Margo said...

It looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

beatrizstella446 said...

This book seems to be beatiful!!!
Thank you!

Normando said...

I will love to win this book!

Anonymous said...

Oh please, please... pretty please! me! me!! me!!! :-)

pallavi

free13spirit at gmail dot com

Robyn said...

I just love the look of old charm in a room and how it makes you wonder of times gone by! This book looks very inspiring!

very married said...

Would LOVE to win this. Also, i totally understand the desire for a grandfather clock. My parents had one as i was growing up (though not swedish) and now i really want one.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. The photos are breathtaking to my sensibilities and spirit.
I enjoy your blog immensely.

Liz White

Anonymous said...

thank you! i would like to enter the giveaway. happy weekend, panna

Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing

Yvonne Kaczmarski

Anonymous said...

I'd love to enter the giveaway! THANK YOU!

SL Lovell

Maddie said...

Beautiful book! Thanks for the contest!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! The pictures are inspiring!

Anonymous said...

i would like to be entered in the drawing

- Susan

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the book contest. Next best thing to having a beautiful home is dreaming of a beautiful home!

Love your blog!

Terri Davies

Champagne/CrushParty/StitchPoet said...

This is such a beautiful book! It's on my wish list!!!

Gwendolyn B. said...

This book looks gorgeous! What is it about Swedish design that makes everything seem to have a watery light? I don't see this quality in any other country's design. And I love it.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

CDT said...

This is my favorite decorating style! Love your blog!

Maureen Doll said...

Stunning, and I am hopeful ...

Mara said...

Great book for my architect's library.Great inspiration, great photos!Northern, but not cold.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Love your blog. Best, Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Marina Gross

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Please enter me in the competition for the "Classic Swedish Interiors" book.
regards
Sheree

Amanda said...

oh wow - this book looks stunning! So much love, sensitivity and restraint in his interiors... beautiful. Fingers crossed!

AubreyLaine said...

The book looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway !
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

SabryS said...

Is Mr.Sjoberg the one who designed a classic-Swedish-inspired range for Ikea some years ago? Please enter me too in the drawing... this book looks amazing !

Gemma said...

Beautiful as ever.

Anonymous said...

Looking at those, nobody would guess Sweden to be a cold country!

~~ Isabel

Unknown said...

love your blog! find it so inspiring and will launch my own here soon.

beautiful book!

KristenW said...

Looks like a great book!

Emily said...

What a lovely book. I went to Sweden almost ten years ago and hope to return very soon!

Emma said...

I've never been to Sweden but I'm inspired to go one day! Beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to enter the drawing for this gorgeous book.

I think Swedish design is among the most beautiful of designs.

Thank you so much. Lynn

economommy said...

Would love to have the beautiful book! Your blog always has such gorgeous pictures.

lil Me said...

Beautiful book!

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