Friday, June 4, 2010

The Swedish Floor


Is there anything more refreshing looking then a Swedish floor?


or pickled...

...the Swedish style floor is as refreshing as a summer breeze.

Below we share with you some more images featuring Swedish style floors taken by one
of our favorite photographers, Miguel Flores-Vianna, who also wrote the forward to our first
book Swedish Interiors.  Miguel, long a fan of Swedish design, has worked on many projects
in Sweden and in him we find a kindred spirit.  Miguel's breathtaking portfolio HERE

Rhonda and I were recently featured talking about Swedish floors on a super PBS series
called Creative Living with Sheryl Borden.  Our segment aired in the South West region
of the country this week!

          Edie and Rhonda with Sheryl Borden on Creative Living. That's a dough bin we
brought with us to show an example of Swedish falun red paint!  We taped three segments in all
on Swedish country painting techniques.

View our Creative Living segment here:

We presented the differences between a pickled floor with polyurethane finish
versus a more traditional floor treatment using liming wax and danish oil.  Both techniques
have their advantages and disadvantages but the results for both are quite beautiful and can
give a totally new feel to any room.

Which do you prefer? 

Many thanks again to Miguel for allowing us to enhance this post with his gorgeous photos!

E. and R.