Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mora Clocks

I love Mora clocks. They're so simple but elegant, with curvy lines and come in a kaleidoscope of gorgeous colors. One of these days, I'm going to get myself one, and I want it to be in a fresh springy green, because that's my favorite color. Mora clocks are tall case clocks similar in function to those produced in America and England from the late 18th through mid 19th century. They derive their name from the town in which production originally began, Mora, Sweden. They are quintessentially Swedish, and add lightness and beauty to any space. When we were last in Brimfield, my friend Leslie and I admired an entire line of Mora clocks running along a tent. Here are some beautiful examples. What's on your wish list right now?

The classic Mora clock in this cheerful dining space adds vertical interest and character.

I love everything in this booth. EVERYTHING. That includes the Mora clock. But also- that armchair! That antique counter! The mirrors?!!?!? AHH!!

A powdery deep teal blue clock looks beautiful with the painted table and mercury glass in the foreground here.

Love love love this sunshine yellow clock in the otherwise muted space. 

When color is kept to a minimum, texture and shape tell an elegant story.
That Queen Anne chair by the table is so pretty too.

A hanging Mora clock for those who don't want to go whole hog.

Muted whites and bleached wood tones live harmoniously in this simple hallway with a table top Mora clock completing an attractive chest-top vignette.

An immense powder blue Mora clock looks terrific against the slate gray wall here

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Those are beautiful. I have admired those clocks too but never knew they were called Mora clocks. Thanks for sharing!!