There is an expression called "less is more" - simplicity is preferable, but it's not always like that expression is right way. Sometimes you want to say that "more is more" - more is wonderful.
A few weeks every summer I travel up north in Sweden to my birthplace Hälsingland, to meet my family. Here my heart beats a little harder because I feel that I can breathe and everything about it feels like "home". What I love about Hälsingland is the magnificent scenery - the blue mountains, the huge green forests and seaside and the lakes, traditions and of course the wonderfully beautiful Farmhouses of Hälsingland. These farmhouses are famous for their special, but even simple architecture with its fantastically beautiful decor. In this area there are unusually many preserved and pristine buildings and interiors from the late 18th century and onwards. Seven of these farms are now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The photos shown in this blog are not from any of these seven farms, it is from a farm in Delsbo where there one summer was an auction. After the auction it was allowed to go into the dwelling house belonging to the farmhouse and when you went upstairs in the house, you could feel the time had stood still.
What I want to show is that you should not always be afraid of colors and patterns. Sure it's sometimes nice with white walls and a gray and black with a graphic design sense, but when I see these wallpapers I get both energetic and happy. Imagine being in the small chamber, laying in a bed looking at the ceiling and your eyes follow the yellow wallpaper and then down to the border with flowers, and then a another one on the cornice, and once again a border with flowers and finally the story of the design in the wallpaper. Actually everything is an mismatch and perhaps that is why it becomes so beautiful!