Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swedish Decor in the Hamptons

Here is a lovely home in Sagg Harbor designed by Heiberg Cummings Design. Known for their contemporary Swedish design mixed with old world antiques; they create interiors that are interesting and layered, as well as light and airy. This home is clearly influenced by the Swedish style but tempered with traditional beach house design, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Heiberg Cummings is known for its combination of light, simplicity and subdued colors. Notice how the walls are lightly washed with white, but instead of harsh and stark, they seem luminous and soft. You can still see the knots of the wood peeking through. I love the addition of the old, worn rugs; notice the fraying ends. The rugs add an interesting layer of warmth against the white wood walls and painted floors. Also notice the sofa's interesting lines and use of linen slipcover.

Lets take a closer look at the details that warm up this space. Notice the texture all over the room. On the floors we have worn oriental rugs, a rope knot as a door stop. Rising up you notice Linen slipcovered furniture, old washed wood tables scattered around the room, a barn wood lamp with linen shade, and even the addition of worn leather books. The windows, take on a more modern feel; adorned only with shades. All these elements add layers of warmth and interesting texture to this space.
Moving into the bedroom we see an antique chair mixed with new slipcovered upholstery. Bed linens are all natural materials that look soft and inviting. Notice the obvious lack of color which creates a soothing subdued natural palette. Pull down shades in lieu of drapes on one wall look clean and contemporary.
The bathroom is a mix of old and new. Notice the sleek light fixture and the antique Swedish chair, both elements pop because of their juxtaposition.
Heiberg Cummings Designs has offices in New York and Norway; above Bernt Heiberg and Bill Cummings. They have designed some wonderful furniture with Norwegian company, Hodnebo. Below are just a few of their lovely new pieces.
Do visit Heiberg Cummings Design to see many more wonderful interiors and visit Hodnebo to see more of their collaborative efforts.

24 comments:

  1. This is nice, I love the last pic with the long daybed.
    Leslie

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  2. Love this look. So soft, casual, inviting. So elegant. -susan

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  3. I could move in there yesterday. Thanks for giving us the chance to take a look!

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  4. Everything looks so clean and fresh. A lot of linen in the images, too.

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  5. That is thee word--soothing. Absolutely. Loved every picture.

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  6. Gina this is oh so beautiful! Thank you for featuring these images - now I must go have a look at the website. Love the subtle use of colour, the warmth of the textural elements and especially those old worn rugs.

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  7. So pretty - I love that fresh look and it feels so light and cool on a day when it's going to hit 90 in Boston!

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  8. Gorgeous and so soothing and serene.

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  9. Wonderful post...great light look and loved the linen choices!

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  10. This design makes me think of walking in the door and just exhaling! Letting all the tension go!

    The walls caught my attention!

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  11. It is such a treat to see new pictures. This design style looks more authentically Swedish than some of the French/Swedish hybrid style that is portrayed in the magazines as Swedish. I love both!

    The sofa in the picture with the high back is beautiful. I went to the website, but alas, it was in Swedish and I had a hard time navigating.

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  12. Just beautiful Gina!
    Ness xx
    Thanks for the bday wish too xx

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  13. Thanks for sharing this -- I always love to see what you'll post next!

    Scribbler

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  14. The linens are particularly beautiful Gina - so restful with such a neutral colour palette. Have a lovely weekend, xv.

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  15. A great example of honesty in design - no tricks or frippery, just the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth! Thanks Gina for this post, those boys have really won my heart.
    Millie ^_^

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  16. Simply stunning - thanks for sharing these gorgeous designs! Tracey xx

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  17. What a great post. Their style is exactly what I look for in functional design with the depth and character that only antiques can bring. Loved the images!

    Tricia - Avolli

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  18. Oh Gina, I love this home! I have that second photo in my favorite file! So beautiful. I love it all.
    xo
    Isa

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  19. I'm sure you can guess that I loved this home.
    I agree with Things that Inspire, it has an authentic Swedish feel to it.
    Beautiful, Gina.

    xo
    Brooke

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  20. Absolutely stunning, I can't think of anything else to say, it says it all. :)

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  21. I'm having an affair with white walls right now. This post was definitely eye candy!

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  22. Un espacio dotado de un excelso sentido de la elegancia y la sencillez.

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