Scandinavian Country - 0517576619

Scandinavian Country

JoAnn Barwick, Scandinavian Country, Text by Norma Skurka, Principal Photography by Elyse Lewin, Design by Barbara Peck, First Edition © 1991 Clarkson Potter, New York, Hard cover, 256 Pages, 0-517-57661-9, 745.4'4948--dc20. 


  1. Decoration and ornament, Rustic -- Scandinavia
  2. Country furniture -- Scandinavia.

Book Description

A noted interior design editor joins House Beautiful in showcasing the purest, most appealing expressions of this classic yet understated style. Scandinavian Country marries the most exciting elements of contemporary style with an appreciation of the pristine, inviting land that gave them birth. 290 full-color illustrations.

Barwick and the editors of House beautiful conduct a tour of more than 20 residences in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland that display the best design of Scandinavian country homes. With some 300 color photographs, a directory of sources for Scandinavian furnishings and accessories, and a special section on the American interpretation of Scandinavian style.

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Whether perched on rugged seacoast; sheltered in an enchanted forest, or nestled in a gently rolling valley the fresh, light-filled interiors of Scandinavian country homes have an effortless grace that never fails to delight the eye. JoAnn Barwick and the editors of House Beautiful lead us on a tour of more than twenty exceptional residences in Sweden, Norway Denmark, and Finland that show this immensely appealing style at its best.

From the Viking-influenced rusticity of Norway's intricately carved furniture to the airy lines and pleasing proportions of Sweden's classic Gustavian pieces, Scandinavian country homes have an enduring appeal that seems utterly contemporary Scandinavians have a passion for color and an abiding reverence for nature.

Stippled, spattered- and faux-marble—painted finishes enliven even the most humble country pieces, especially the delightful armoires and chests that occupy places of honor in both cottages and manor houses. An abundance of rich woods, crisp tiles, and robust textiles are an eloquent reminder of the pleasures of natural materials. And everywhere is the surprise of pure, cool color, from the extraordinary Norwegian rosemaling that twines across walls and furniture alike, to the flowers that seem to flourish on every window sill and country lane.

An extensive directory of sources for Scandinavian furnishings and accessories both here and abroad, and a special section on the American interpretation of Scandinavian style, make Scandinavian Country an engrossing introduction to the pleasures and whimsy of this most inviting of country styles.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC Control Number: 90027284
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal Name: Barwick, JoAnn.
Main Title: Scandinavian country / by JoAnn Barwick and the editors of House beautiful; text by Norma Skurka; principal photography by Elyse Lewin.
Edition Information: 1st ed.
Published/Created: New York : Clarkson Potter, c1991.
Related Names: Skurka, Norma.
Lewin, Elyse.
Related Titles: [House beautiful.]
Description: xv, 224 p. : col. ill.; 26 cm.
ISBN: 0517576619 :
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 222) and index.
Subjects: Decoration and ornament, Rustic--Scandinavia.
Country furniture--Scandinavia.
LC Classification: NK1457 .B37 1991
Dewey Class No.: 745.4/4948 20
Geog. Area Code: ev-----
CALL NUMBER: NK1457 .B37 1991


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