So I was cleaning one of the guest rooms on the east side of the house and I noticed how different the light was compared to our sun-kissed room on the southwest. The atmosphere here is cool and restrained, yet likeable and comforting. Intuitively I leaned towards Sweden for my styling exercise and added some soft blue-grey and white combinations to the room. Quite an interesting development for me, as I often find the pared-down Scandinavian aesthetic a tad boring. Too safe, lacking in umph and personality. But I liked the effect it had on the room and I came across the concept of lagom.
Lagom is Swedish for ‘just the right amount’. In design terms it could be translated as ‘less is more’. It’s a celebration of quality, long-lasting items and moderation. I guess there’s some likeness between lagom and Japan’s wabi-sabi philosophy. As the photos attest, they hold a similar invitation to contemplation and reverie. Who knew, in my quest for balance I might be open to dreaming nordic style too.
Can I sleep in the Lagom room then? You are very talented Veronique! Enjoy the calm of Lescure and the joy of having time to spend in such a special place toguether with Thomas. Besos
The room is yours, Ana. There’s still no electricity and heating (we just learned we won’t get the vintage radiators until January), so you’ll have to manage with candles and…bring a hot water bottle!