At Home in the Netherlands

The Netherlands Interior

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. 

The Netherlands Interior

Above left: In the living room, an eighteenth-century panel with an inset mirror bears a pretty, timeworn patina. 

The Netherlands Interior

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.

The Netherlands Interior

A table set for tea rests atop an antique French Aubusson carpet, while a corner cabinet displays a collection of curios.

The Netherlands Interior

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.


  1. I consume every word and picture in Victoria. I can’t wait for the next issue as soon as I finish the present one.


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