Photos courtesy American Swedish Institute
It's the most wonderful time of the year, all over the world—but isn't it prettiest in Scandinavia?
The American Swedish Institute makes a beautiful argument, assigning the old Turnblad mansion rooms to countries, with tables set the way the Danes do (and the Icelanders, and the Norwegians, and the Swedish, and the Finnish).
There's also a sixth space represented this year: Minnesota. No one can argue with the influence our Nordic heritage has on local design, but to be sure, have a peek at this room.
A collaboration between Forage Modern Workshop, the Foundry Home Goods, and Blu Dot puts forward a new Christmas design tradition. Eastvold Furniture supplied the table, Blu Dot those chairs, with ceramics by Ginny Sims and Marnette Doyle alongside linens from VavaVeve and and accent or two from Tandem Made. It all adds up to a quietly stunning scene that's also totally shoppable, between the ASI's own Jul Shop and the participating stores themselves.
Seems as if you've got some new traditions to start.