by Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. She wrote such lovely things about the way Larsson's work has gently influenced her home over the years. There's a lot to love in his paintings, and my favorite ones are portraits of bedrooms — incredibly, intensely Swedish bedrooms. Larsson was known for his adoring and intimate depictions of his family and family life, so I feel like such a jerk for saying this, but I often wish there were no people in these paintings. It's harder to imagine this first bedroom is mine with Papa hanging around in the back there.
- Papa's Bedroom just slays me: the red-red trim, the windows, the up-high bookshelves, the boot-taking-off bench. I would move into this bedroom in a heartbeat, and am inspired to see that a bedroom can be so vibrant and so peaceful at the same time.
- I appreciate all the white in Brita's Little Nap. I think I would keep the floral panel above the door and replace the bows, sprigs, and fireplace flowers with plain white, but still the effect is calm rather than busy.
- Cock-a-Doodle, Seven O'Clock has some excellent and unique elements. I've never seen a stained glass window that opened, the bed reminds me of a wheelbarrow, and that painting of rooftops is awesome and strange. It reminds me of the opening sequence of Yellow Submarine.
- In Mother's Bed makes me feel like Mother kind of lost out when it came to bedrooms. The room is nice enough, and I really like the bedside stand with the bowl and water carafe, but it's nothing compared to Papa's room!
- Lisbeth With Yellow Tulip is another favorite. That painted design on the wall is beautiful, and I admire that the multiple flower motifs are perfect for a little girl's room, without being girly or saccharine.