Ladies and gentleman (just in case there is one out there), I present to you
The house was built in 1929 as a summer home on the shore of Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe for a wealthy woman after her husband died. She had been to Norway and the bay that this house is situated on reminded her of a fjord, so she decided to build her home using traditional Norwegian architecture. She mashed a lot of traditional styles and time periods together, but it all looks lovely together. Nay, it all looks AMAZING together.
Besides being a lady of Scandinavian heritage myself, part of why I love this kind of design is that I love pattern, texture, and color, and as you can see, they're all about that. The more the merrier! That's what I say, too. Skol!
And if one of you buy me this house, I'll be your best friend forever and ever. And ever. :)
shanti >> sondra
p.s. we can also be best friends if you picked up on the post title's reference. Much cheaper. ;)