Big news here at Eleish van Breems!
Rhonda and I are so excited to welcome Kevin O'Connor and the crew of This Old House to our design studio in Connecticut to talk about the origins of Scandinavian design!
If you have not been watching this season, This Old House features a wonderful old Queen Anne style home in Cambridge, MA that is being totally remodeled in Modern Scandinavian style. It is an exciting project and when This Old House's producer, Deb Hood asked us to weigh in as experts as to what elements the homeowners should make sure to incorporate for an authentic Scandinavian feel, we were thrilled.
We appear in the middle of this week's episode and, if you tune in, you will see Rhonda and I talking about the history of what makes up a great Scandinavian style room - light, functionalism, reverence for natural materials, bringing the outdoors in and bold color injections, to name but a few.
The episode is airing this week on Thursday, October 25th on PBS and WGBH. You can check local listings HERE. if you want to tune in and watch with us. Just enter your zip code and your local air dates will show! Friends in the Tri-State area we are on Episode 4 airing on:
A rare Swedish painted trunk in the Keeping Room at Eleish van Breems.
To celebrate our appearance on This Old House, Rhonda and I are also on Dering Hall this week with our special picks on how to pull a Scandinavian feeling library together. Dering Hall really is a fantastic place with such an eclectic group of designers and artisans and we were pleased to find lots of almost sculptural pieces for our Dering Hall library room - elevating wood, leather and glass to new levels of chic. We imagine all these beautiful pieces gathered around a roaring fire this crisp October night!
Here are our selections and thoughts:
Eleish van Breems Collection Gustavian style chairs.
House as it progresses over the next month or so and look forward
to seeing it being injected with lots of Scandinavian style.
All Interiors Images by Neil Landino.