Few names elicit classic decoration like Jenny Lind does. This distinctive furniture style, using its simple lines and turned detailing, was named for a 19th-century opera singer dubbed the”Swedish Nightingale,” who made a sensation when she toured the USA in 1850. During her tour, the story goes, she slept in a bed using a spooled framework — and the appearance was linked with her name ever since.
When most people today think of Jenny Lind furniture, they believe of cribs, the many classic pieces that keep her name. But mattress frames, chairs, table legs and more also wear that spooled style . And as a result of the growth of eclectic decor and also the energy of paint, Jenny Lind has made her way to the contemporary era. Have a look at how both give these furnishings a fresh, fun face.
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Tommy Chambers Interiors, Inc..
An unexpected deep purple shade turns these seats into irresistible eye candy.
Anthony Baratta LLC
The newel post and spindles on this grand staircase signify an elegant spin on Jenny Lind style.
Quiet sage greens and creams make a restful retreat that is anchored by the gorgeous lines of this mattress.
Turned bed frames wearing a coat of white paint include a dash of sweetness towards the spicy color palette in this girls’ bedroom.
Julie Ranee Photography
You do not need to paint Jenny Lind beds to make them seem of this moment. With a natural wood finish, these include a touch of gravitas to the area’s sprightly decor.
Similarly, this mattress provides a familiar note in the middle of a gathered, slightly bohemian bedroom.
The Land of Nod
Kids Aqua Blue Spindle Jenny Lind Bed – $549
Brilliant aqua blue modernizes this venerable mattress profile — your grandmother’s eyes will pop.
The Land of Nod
Jenny Lind Bookcase – $299
In pristine white, a spool-turned bookcase looks fresh enough for a nursery or a kids’ playroom.
Eclectic Dining Chairs And Benches – $537
Dramatic black paint indicates the craftsmanship on this Jenny Lind–fashion chair.
Uttermost Marsala Wood Frame Wall Mirror – $293.91
Turned detailing provides a simple wooden mirror. I could see this over a fabric-covered parson’s table in a hallway, or perhaps to break a sea of beige and cream in a transitional powder room.