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Get the Look: Fun, Fanciful Swedish Study

When I happened upon photographs of Annika Borg's beautiful home in Skona Hem, I was bewitched by her use of color and pattern, as well as her bold mix of style. This is a home that is infinitely livable, and while it's beautiful, you can tell that Annika doesn't take herself too seriously — in the best possible way.

In particular, I adore this colorful, feminine, and fun study. From the built-in media shelving to the wide plank floors, it has gorgeous bones. Annika enhances the already beautiful space by decorating it with unexpected touches, such as a hot pink rug and a multicolored chandelier. Annika cherishes this study as a place to listen to her favorite music, including multi-instrumentalist Theresa Andersson and bluegrass musician Rhonda Vincent, and given her eclectic music tastes, it makes sense that her decorating style is equally diverse.

And while the sofa, ottoman, and chairs are all custom made, you can easily re-create the feel and vibe of the room by choosing carefully from a variety of sources, including Ikea or chain stores, as well as more upscale small boutiques. For instance, you can pick up a similar hot pink flokati rug at Home Decorators for less than $400.


Want to see where you can find that cool chandelier and get the rest of the look? Then

The Gypsy Chandelier ($158) is from Urban Outfitters and is a fun way to add unexpected color to your overhead lighting.

For similar art, I'd recommend this beautiful beach print, Praia Piquinia by Christian Chaize ($50 and up). Before you hang that art, paint your walls a pale lilac and touch up trimwork with a bright white paint.

Get the rest of the accents and furniture below.

weelittlewitch weelittlewitch 6 years
you can also find similar chandeliers on I can't remember if they are colored, but they were around $50 which is a steal for any chandelier. Also, had ones similar to this and they went on sale... so you could try the website or ebay
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I love that chandelier so much. Too bad it's hard-wired and requires professional installing. I don't think hubby would like to put up with all that, let alone LIKE it in our living space :(
Asche Asche 7 years
You can find millions of those chandeliers on eBay.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
nikkeeb... that's why it's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission ;)
nikkeeb nikkeeb 7 years
love the color combo of the room!!! i'm sort of dying to make a purple room - it looks so rich - but i don't think i could ever convince the husband :-\
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
I really like it! Especially the Crown molding, looks like a crown! hahaha. The only think I would change is the disproportionate picture on the wall above the sofa.
I adore that chandelier!
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