The importance of this lesson shouldn’t be lost on any of us who live in dense cities where space is at a premium, and especially for those who must live with long winters.
Pure white walls and low furniture lines keep rooms feeling airy, while a richly-colored flat weave draws the eye and lends dynamism to spaces that might otherwise feel austere.
A rug from the workshop of revered textile designer Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom.
A Swedish flat weave from circa 1950 that brings to mind a delicious sunset with shades of cardinal, terra cotta and persimmon.
This upbeat cross-and-square pattern is a personal favorite.
This gorgeous tangerine field with an allover geometric pattern is signed by Polly Bjokrman, In true modernist spirit, the design references Swedish folk motifs.
A Swedish flat weave rug by Anna Greta Sjoqvist with a fetching geometric pattern in wineberry, sea blue and a dark royal blue.
See more magnetic vintage Swedish flat weave in our vintage gallery here.