Sweden on the Potomac

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A stairwell shows lngegerd Raman's simple designs. In wood and on glass, circular polka dots, are repeated throughout this showcase of Swedish interior design

A stairwell shows lngegerd Raman's simple designs. In wood and on glass, circular polka dots, are repeated throughout this showcase of Swedish interior design

They still climb mountains together. Cross country ski as far as they can go and then hike to Kari’s family “hut” in the Norwegian woods, above the timberline. There to greet them, no running water and no electricity. Often, no one else either. Their three kids won’t come there anymore; they call it “punishment” to spend their vacations at the family’s three hundred year-old “hytte” (or “stuga” in Swedish). But to these two still obviously in love after 26 years, it’s a special time to renew themselves and grab some quiet time together.

But quiet is what they won’t have this month in Washington.

“The King and Queen immediately agreed to come,” said Gunnar of the upcoming royal inaugural festivities October 20-23 for Sweden’s impressive glass house. “The House of Sweden does demonstrate what importance we place on this city and our long relationship to the United States. We were prepared to go out of our way by erecting such a piece of beauty.”

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