Author(s): Lars Sjoberg
This illustrated work of Swedish interior design covers the special features of the traditional Swedish room through different periods, and is a source of original, practical decorative ideas. Every room is made for living in - uncluttered and light-suffused in pale colours or glowing with vernacular paintings; simple painted furniture and fabrics woven in blue or red stripes. House by house, region by region, this book reveals the Swedish room as a work of art that has a place in every home.
Lars Sjoberg had a 36-year career at the National Museum in Sweden, and for many of those years he was Senior Curator in the Department of the Royal Castles Collections. During that time he worked on the exhibitions Empire Style, Thought and Form in Rococo and The Sun and the Polar Star (Stockholm and Paris). Since 1990 he has been a consultant on reproduction 18th-century furniture for the National Board of Antiquities and IKEA. He is the author of over fifteen books, including The Swedish Room. Ingalill Snitt specializes in architecture and interior design photography, and also directs television commercials. Her books of photography include Splendore di Sicilia, Swedish - Light, Shape, Architecture, Living in Norway and two with Lars Sjoberg: The Swedish Room and The Swedish House. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including Elle, Marie Claire, Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors. Ursula Sjoberg, who is married to Lars Sjoberg, is a writer and an art historian who specializes in Swedish architecture and interior design of the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-centuries. She is a curator of fine art at Bukowski's auction house in Stockholm.