History Lesson: Gustavian Style

“The Swedish Gustavian Provincial style is distinctive in its clean, hand-carved lines and cool color palette of blues, grays, and weathered whites. King Gustav himself imported these influences from other parts of Europe, such as the Louis XVI styles seen in France and the Neo-Classical styles seen in Italy during this period.” – http://www.gustavianfurniture.co.uk/info.html 

“The classic greys and off whites of the Gustavian colour palette set off the striking use of gold gilt most elegantly. While most people are familiar with grey Gustavian minimalism, the Gustavian public entertaining rooms were awash with amazing giltwood sofas, chairs, mirrors, chairs and cabinets in a Swedish interpretation of the more ostentatious French Louis XVI styling. You may also recognize the classic ribbed front pattern that appears on many grey/white Gustavian cabinets as an intricate part of the design. Also the classic Gustavian sofa draws heavily on the French Louis xvi style. Very often in gold gilt or white and gold, the sofas would be very detailed in appointments and wonderfully handcarved.” – http://ezinearticles.com/?History-Of-Gustavian-Furniture&id=987350 

Another great article on Gustavian Style by Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6605460/list/royal-idea-go-cozy-and-refined-with-gustavian-style

Check out these Gustavian inspired interiors!

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