this is where it all began...
amidst the flowered wallpaper.
dick + sallie + me + bernie
playing “dress-up” on grandma’s sofa...
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I’m pretty sure that my love affair with beautiful environments had its roots in the artistic sensibilities of my Swedish grandma’s home.
elida viktoria erikson johnson.
she infused her house...and every aspect of her life...with extraordinary beauty and exquisite attention to detail.
hand-woven linens, loomed wool blankets, breathtaking flower arrangements,
homemade rye bread, rows of gleaming fruit-filled glass jars, photos of her family in Sweden,
simple wood furniture, spectacular gardens, Swedish blue paint...
everything she touched or did was just one continuous artistic statement...
and simplicity was the thread that tied it all together...
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after spending my first 7 years living with her...
how could I not do the same?
25+ years of creating simple home environments
that nurture and soothe and inspire...