Jan

17

a modern scandinavian bohemian home

The modern Scandinavian bohemian home of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.

I came across the home of Swedish interior designers Bill and Marie Olsson Nylander and had to share. Their home is a recently renovated 1970’s Swedish waterfront villa in Arild, Sweden. And it is a home, not a house. The pieces were chosen with such a definite and mesmerizing point of view that you cannot help but know who lives there, and, as far as I’m concerned, want to be them.
The mix of rough and raw vintage and ethnic elements with the clean lines of modernist pieces is inspiring and unexpected, while the splashes of color against the stark white interior demand attention. I love it.  The renovated space is fabulous, the furniture and decorative elements are perfect and provocative, and oh yeah, I’m a sucker for a spiral staircase.

The modern Scandinavian bohemian dining room of Marie Olsson Nylander.
Spiral staircase at the home of Marie Olsson Nylander
The modern Scandinavian bohemian office of Marie Olsson Nylander.The modern Scandinavian bohemian home of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.

Images courtesy of The Northern Elevation.

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Aug

30

mid-century madmenism, um, modernism

The set design and styling of Mad Men are so perfectly executed that I couldn’t even intersperse these images with words… not even my own words. Yes, I feel that the styling of the set, the characters, and these images are so strong that they speak for themselves.

That being said, the visual world which exists in Mad Men, whether in the offices of Sterling Cooper, the home of Don Draper, or the apartments and venues which lie between, is a beautiful mix of mid-century modernism, abstract art, and the accoutrements of the muted and chauvinistic archetypes which inhabit it.

Take a moment to listen to how Set Decorator Amy Wells and Production Designer Dan Bishop approach the set design as visual storytelling and a frame of reference for the series…

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