Brahegatan 23, 114 37 Stockholm, Sweden
While Scandinavian design has come to be defined by a streamlined, simple aesthetic, the Gustavian style is typical of Sweden’s iconic palaces and historic buildings. Dedicated to the fanciful style that resulted when King Gustav III returned from Versailles in the 18th century, Garbo Interiors is located in a massive, warehouse-like space that simultaneously feel cozy, thanks to ceramic pots of blooming hyacinths and a greenhouse atmosphere. Selling everything from garden furniture and Gustavian reproductions to linens and cashmere fashions, the design studio is a one-stop shop for beautiful things of all kinds. The store itself is a study in rustic elegance, with exposed pipes, unfinished floors and blooming flowers throughout, which, coupled with tea cakes and friendly salespeople, makes it hard to leave—a least without scooping up some wares to bring home.
Written by Emma Pierce