Friday, November 27, 2009

Wreta Gestgifveri

It's been ages since I did a Weekend Retreat post, but I'm convinced the wonderful Wreta Gestgifveri Inn an hour out of Stockholm will make amends. When Owner Jim Grundstrom, one of Sweden's most accomplished interior designers, first saw the seventeenth century building it was derelict & empty. Seeing the potential he set about restoring it to a gracious boutique country hotel. Every guest room mirrors a different epoch - from 17th century baroque to Carl Larsson’s turn-of-the-century romanticism. No commentary is necessary, this is bliss! The most joyous of weekends to you my friends.

All images: Wreta Gestgifveri


  1. Absolutely beautiful's relaxing just looking at the photos....very peaceful.

    Happy Friday to you :)

  2. I'd be there in a heartbeat if the chance was there!
    Such beautiful restraint in the decor, exquisite!
    Thank you for the cyber trip!
    I needed the break :)
    Irene x

  3. On a long hot summer afternoon in the Highlands, I can think of nowhere more wonderful to be than somewhere cool and beautiful like this. 1 x one-way ticket please on the cyber express! Leigh

  4. I am relaxing even as I look at these lovely images, and I'm sure I can smell that lovely crisp linen and the hot coffee brewing.....
    Happy Friday Millie! xx

  5. I feel rested already! Happy weekend Millie! Tracey & Hayley xx

  6. It would indeed be a blissful weekend Millie if I was staying at Wreta Gestgifveri. A girl can always dream can't she! Have a lovely weekend. Lee :)

  7. Wow!beautiful!! gorgeous decor and ideas!
    How are you doing? hope it's better now!
    happy wk dear Millie.

  8. What a lovely sense of fresh and orderly beauty.

  9. thanks for wowing me with those amazing images!

  10. There are so many lovely features here, the gorgeous lace blind in one of the bedrooms, the stunning dining space, the gorgeous old books with a single rose, what a lovely place to rest up. ps hope you're keeping chirpy while lugging around your piece of plaster. xx

  11. My Oh My...what a wonderful "blissful" place to rest.
    Thanks Millie for introducing us to your latest retreat. Thanks also for your sweet comments of late!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo Lisa

  12. Truly beautiful Millie. So inspirational!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  13. Millie,

    What spectacular pictures and such an inspiring place to visit. Thanks for the great post.


  14. Hi Millie,

    I love this place and all the photos you have shared.
    All the white makes for such a relaxing and peaceful place.

    I hope that you are having a great weekend and getting some time to put the foot up!


  15. Oh, Heaven I'm in Heaven, Mill's. This is just my style of interior decoration. Beautiful simplicity with wonderful style. Those Scandanavians certainly know how to do it, don't they? I certainly wouldn't mind a few days of R&R there, that's for sure.
    Hope that the foot is improving daily and MOTH is at your beck and call !! Have a great weekend. XXXX

  16. I think it's the garden seat I like best. Do you think it's warm enough over there to sit in it??? You really can't go past white. Mind you - that bed is fabulous- would MOTH like the 4 poster there??

  17. Romantic and timeless, those are the 2 qualities I find the key ingredients for designs I love. Have a great weekend Millie. Love ya, Heidi

  18. wow, i'd love to be sipping tea & having afternoon nibblies there!

  19. Truly a charming place! Your photos tell a wonderful story.
    First visit to your blog. So glad I found it!

  20. Those Swedes know how to decorate very stylishly!
    Beautiful, serene images!
    Hope your weekend was great and you're getting by.

    Oh, by the way, I have passed an award on to you.

  21. Thank you for this wonderful escape! :-)


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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