A new niche site for Scandinavian home decor
Now we can get our Swedish design fix with a bit more sophistication, thanks to Scandinavian Made, a new online marketplace from renowned kitchen designer Susan Serra and her daughter, Kelly Serra Donovan. The site offers one-off home accessories from little-known Scandinavian artists whose work would otherwise never be sold in the States.
Currently showcasing the work of six talented artisans (several of whom hail from the Danish island of Bornholm, the Serras' ancestral birthplace), the site is full of decorative yet useful ceramics like this black-and-white puzzle bowl ($595) and scalloped-edged floral vase ($265), plus quirky lemon-shaped dishes ($80), hanging candleholders ($155) and stunning porcelain wall hangings ($545).
Besides the intricate decor, Scandinavian Made offers an outstanding selection of vintage and newly woven Swedish rugs ($150 to $525). Made from recycled cloth gathered locally from old work wear, curtains and summer dresses, no two are the same.
If something catches your eye, be sure to nab it: Pieces are produced in limited quantities--typically one or two at a time--and sell out faster than you can say "lingonberry."