Nordic Track - Light and practical, Scandinavian design makes a visiting Swedish family’s temporary abode feel like home.
FAMILY TIME: Jacob and Therese Lenberg picnic with their children in their Hobcaw Creek backyard. The Swedish couple’s abode is chock-full of Scandinavian style, beginning with the entryway (left), where one clock is set to local time and another displays the hour in their hometown of Gothenburg.
NATIVE STYLE: Therese filled the living room with natural materials, pastel and monochrome color schemes, and lots of plants—all hallmarks of the Swedish design aesthetic. (Opposite top) Gallery walls are found throughout the house; a black-and-white palette connects them all, making the spaces feel cohesive.
Bright & Early: A woven light fixture from IKEA brings affordable Scandinavian style to the breakfast nook.
PORCH PARADISE: Winters in Gothenburg are harsh, so Therese and Jacob are loving the Lowcountry’s mild climate. Mature trees and a long creek view make dining alfresco particularly pleasant, as do rustic wooden chairs, simple white linens, and soft light from pendant lamps and candles.
IKEA chairs and a side table fashioned from an upcycled electric spool make for another inviting outdoor nook
Mix & Match: Therese outfitted bench seating on the screened porch with cushions and woven pillows in soft blue and cream colors.
MADE BY MAMA: Therese enjoys DIY projects; her handiwork is evident in Edith’s room, which boasts a rolling bookshelf she crafted from a vintage wooden crate bought at auction and patchwork bedding she designed and sewed herself.
Arriving from Sweden with all of their furnishings in tow, a Volvo senior buyer and his family settle in for their three-year stint in the Lowcountry