color explosion: brita sweden

AC and I just got back from a quick getaway to the Hudson Valley (my Christmas present), where the daily temperature was somewhere around nine degrees. After a few days immersed in chilly temps and all-white scenery, I’m ready for a little (okay, a lot) of color.

As I was prepping for this weekend’s Gift Fair at the Javits, I checked out the online exhibitor list and fell in love with these gorgeous textiles from Brita Sweden. If there was ever a company with a pattern-filled collection that could shake the winter blues right off of you, this is it. From their bold colors and whimsical patterns to the kooky product photography, I want to hop on a plane to Sweden right now just to thank these designers for the dose of cheer and happiness this brought into my life this morning. I’m feeling warmer already just looking at the yellow image above. Click here to check out more of their work online (their patterns come in rug, clothing, tableware, fabric, cushion and toy form). I’ll try to gather a list of good online retailers when I see them in person this weekend. Here’s to warmer weather and more colorful days. xo, grace

  1. claire says:

    These are so fun!

  2. Dee says:

    I love these Grace, why have i never heard of these people? thanks for showing them.
    Dee x

    1. grace says:


      i felt the same way! i think i’ve been under a rock ;)


  3. Laura Evans says:

    gorgeous textiles & stunning photography … perfect antidote for the icky weather today! have a wonderful tuesday. xx

  4. Melody says:

    Love! Makes me want to order some for my apartment right now!

  5. Ecochic says:

    Loving their door mats! A bit of colour and bold pattern is what I need to coral and keep the saltwater at bay this winter.

    Too bad they don’t have any North American resellers :(

  6. hilary says:

    These are all so great … It is sad to think that we just get to drool over them here in the US! Or perhaps D*S could organize a group trip to Sweden?

    1. grace says:

      hi hilary!

      i’m hoping to find some US sources soon to share here. also, amy azzarito from d*s is heading to stockholm next month for us so she’ll be sharing some gorgeous swedish design here soon :)


  7. I’m enamored with all the pattern and colour! It’s simply fabulous.

  8. OneKindWord says:

    Love these photos! The colors are gorgeous. They woke me right up today!

  9. So lovely seeing these on this cold snowy day. Bring on the color! :-)

  10. Laguna Dirt says:

    great find. where can we buy them? (southern california)

  11. these textiles are wonderful… and very creative use of photographing them in fun contexts.** I’m just in love with most things coming out of the Scandinavian design world these days. ah!

  12. annawithlove says:

    this is awesome! looooove it!

  13. Fantastic pattern & color! Lovely!

  14. Letty says:

    I really love the textiles in the kitchen scene!!! So colorful and playful!!

  15. Christina says:

    The best part of these is how whimsically they photograph them!!!!

  16. Those are so much fun! I love the bold colors. Even more, I love the way they are photographed. Those could make a fun art collection.

  17. sandra lund says:

    wow, I love colors and these pictues are very nice!

  18. cait says:

    great patterns & loving the bright colors.

  19. Hanna says:

    if you head over to sweden, it’ll be much colder and darker than here! send them a thank you note instead :)

  20. so so so grat. Love that they’re Swedish!

  21. meghan says:

    OMG!!! You can’t do this to me! I’ve been looking for a duvet/quilt to replace my parent’s hand-me-down (an amazing vintage Marrimeko that is sadly dying), and until now, I haven’t found anything that comes close to it’s loveliness. But that green, white and brown leaf pattern duvet! It could be my Marrimeko’s sister! So similar, so beautiful, I MUST know how to purchase it! (SERIOUSLY – I’ve been looking for a new bedding for YEARS). Thank you thank you!

  22. heather says:

    Those photos alone put a smile on my face! I was just dreading another grey day and grey wardrobe choices – I’d love to be able to wear the orange and green patterned shift! So charming!

  23. Wow! I want that orange kitchen, and that apron!

  24. Fiona says:

    OH MY GOD!!! Totally BLISS xxx

  25. This is everything I love about Swedish design, colourful, bold and kooky (my new favourite word!) I think a redesign of my house is now in order :)

  26. Wow! Such bright patterns! We are loving them, especially the first with the yellow! These are perfect for summer!


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