Modern decorating trends 2011

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In the 1700s, the King of Sweden gave Versailles style a Scandi twist, with muted colour and minimal flourish. Fast forward to 2011 and this trend is just as fresh, with new pieces at the pared-back end of opulent.

Ideal in the dining room, classic Gustavian style marries simple decoration with a sturdy build, for longevity in style as well as function – just like these chairs, made modern in green.

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