The work of Lars Bolander
, one of Sweden
's foremost interior designer
s whose shops in New York and Palm Beach
are oases of good taste, is given its due in a beautiful new book from the Vendome Press. Longtime admirer Martha Stewart
calls Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design
"A sophisticated volume" and "an in-depth, intelligent, and informative look at the design sensibilities found in Scandinavian domestic furniture
and decoration." She notes that "Bolander surveys all of this with his keen eye and finely honed historical knowledge, and the results are breathtaking." The book serves as a practical, idea-filled room-by-room guide to both classic and new looks in Scandinavian design.
Drawn from Bolander's work on estates
and houses all over the world for the past few decades and working from the outside in, the book begins with a study of exterior features such as the use of wood in construction, elaborate doorways, and building in harmony with nature. Successive chapters explore entryways, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchen
s, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Both traditional and modern design influences are featured, and sidebars throughout highlight specific design elements such as wood stoves
, Danish Modern chairs, lighting, textiles, and more.