Eleish Van Breems delivers Scandinavian style to Nantucket homes.

Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems grew up drawing inspiration from Nantucket. The eighteenth-century homes, wharfs and cobblestone streets reminded them of the seaside towns of Sweden and Denmark that defined their heritage. Today, their Eleish Van Breems shop overlooking Easy Street Basin brings the coastal design of Scandinavia to Nantucket through carefully curated items that emote a sense of uniqueness, quality and craftsmanship. “Good design for everybody is our ethos,” says Eleish. “We celebrate Scandinavian style and craftsmanship while embracing island sensibility and the ease of living on the water.” The Eleish Van Breems collection tells a story, transporting clients to a world of contemporary and timeless Nordic design. Here’s just a sampling of the wonders to be discovered at Eleish Van Breems.


Natur dishes and serving ware are made in Sweden by the renowned porcelain manufacturer Gustavsberg. The dishes are available in three different hand-painted glazes—lavender, blueberry and white—with matching stoneware baking and serving pieces. They are durable, as well as dishwasher and microwave safe, making entertaining as easy and carefree as the Nantucket ocean breeze.


The vitality and spontaneity of plants such as fern and iris are captured by the hand-smithed iron works of the two Swedish sisters who make Stalhetta tiki torches and candleholders. These works of art are a soulful and beautiful way to light up an intimate alfresco dinner or the beach path leading to the bonfire.


Our Luna Cocktail Bag is lightweight and stylish and perfect for a day or evening exploring the island. Nystrom Leather in Stockholm produces these jewel-colored bags using eco-friendly, vegetable-tanned, luxury-quality Italian leather. They are devoted to local production and Swedish quality craftsmanship, creating a sturdy bag for everyday wear.


To see more selections from Eleish Van Breems, visit their website here or visit their lovely location at 14 Easy Street on Nantucket.

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