After my quick trip to New York last week, I am awash in fresh design inspiration. I was able to pop into showrooms like Egg Collective and BDDW and I stayed at 11 Howard (swoon), all of which left me with European inspired refinement on the brain (more than usual!). As I turn my attention to (finally!) finishing our house before the year’s end, this beautifully sophisticated Swedish home is topping my inspiration list.

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This is not your typical Scandi aesthetic. There’s a much more refined, elevated approach in this home. The bones add the initial sophistication. High ceilings, crown molding and herringbone floors make it look as if this space could just as easily be in Paris. The rooms feature pieces with highly architectural elements. All of the angles are strong and clearly defined. There are no overstuffed sectionals in this design.

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I’m loving those vintage, leather-bottomed dining chairs.

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The minimalist accessorizing means each piece really stands out throughout this house. The muted color palette of cool grays and blues mix with cream and black to a soothing effect. Rich wood tones and brass accents add warmth. This is a perfect backdrop to showcase a single ceramic bowl, a beautiful candelabra or an understated piece of art.

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This is a bed after my own heart. Simple, understated but with luxe velvet pillows and a velvet bench add sumptuous texture.

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This home reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci’s quote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Every piece in this home stands out. Nothing is too busy, but the space doesn’t feel cold or overly stark. It’s a beautiful example of a modern perspective balanced in a classic space. The result is gorgeous and welcoming all at the same time.

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design by Louise Liljencrantz. , photography by Erik Lefvander via est magazine

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