Characterized by whispery hues of pristine white and misty gray, the Swedish Gustavian decorating style is perfectly represented in this Dutch designer’s own enchanting home and the bed-and-breakfast, Gustav Guest House, she operates one floor above it.
Above left: In the living room, an eighteenth-century panel with an inset mirror bears a pretty, timeworn patina.
A poster from a Parisian museum is positioned atop a Swedish desk—one of Myriam Gräeve-Rutte’s favorite pieces. Many of her treasured items were found in markets throughout England and France.
A table set for tea rests atop an antique French Aubusson carpet, while a corner cabinet displays a collection of curios.
Classic blue-and-white prints enliven a guest room. The cozy nook invites guests to curl up with a book.
Text Karen Callaway
Photography Anneke Gambon
To view more of Myriam Gräeve-Rutte’s Swedish Gustavian-style décor, see “At Home in the Netherlands, ” on page 63 of the January/February 2016 issue of Victoria.