Archive for Gustavian

Just a little french with your swedish antiques

Here at Swedish Interior Design we love to bring a little French into the décor, especially since now we have a house here, its hard not to be inspired by the wonderful French way of life. Swedish and French merge so well together. I love marrying the Gustavian pieces with the rustic French. One of […]

Gustavian Dining Table Setting

Gustavian Antiques and Fine Dining As the nights draw in, we start lighting fires and candles, having cosy nights in – and maybe, instead of meeting friends outside, we want to entertain them a little at home. I love setting the table for a meal with friends. Cooking slow roast venison stews, cinnamon apples, pumpkins […]

Creating Gustavian Style

They say when you first walk into a house you know whether you want to buy it or not – this was the case for me, with each home I have ever bought in fact, the walls whispered … I am yours .. buy me. The first thing I saw when I walked through the […]

Gustavian antiques & the rustic look

I love mixing the rustic look with the antique swedish Gustavian furniture we source at swedish interior design. Often the best creative images come from happy mistakes and experimentation so its always good to try a few ideas and see what comes out the best. Don’t be afraid to try – there’s always something you can […]

Antique Swedish Gustavian Furniture Design Pt1

Moving from a flat to a house is a big change that brings enormous scope for creative ideas and lots of things to think about. The house is a classic Gustavian manor house/maison de maitre in France and is the perfect canvas for playing with our Swedish Antiques, Mora clocks and Bespoke furniture.   It […]

We love antique dressing tables

One of the sad things about our modern busy lifestyle is that we don’t look after and pamper ourselves at home the way we used to. Certainly we manage to fit in regular trips to the beauty parlour, botox and facials, nails eyebrows pedicures etc that the modern WAG culture requires. But its all outside […]

The joy of making Bespoke furniture

I thought to cheer myself up a grey day by the sea that i’d talk more about the bespoke furniture we handmake in our specialist workshop. One of the things i especially enjoy is the fact that every piece of furniture we create really is truly bespoke. Every one is unique to the client who […]

Bespoke handmade armoires and server tables

We began our bespoke workshop about 8 years ago after repeated requests from clients for antique pieces that did not exits – ie you wont find an original early 1880s gustavian bed in super king size. Mostly our clients have specific requests for their bespoke furniture as they need it to fit a specified space, have […]

Swedish Gustavian Interiors

We all love the classic Swedish Gustavian style and here’s some stunning new shots of our own swedish gustavian interior design courtesy of jerry phillips at   Look at all the lovely detail and the way the the colours scheme ( using ecos paints), swedish gustavian antiques ( from swedish interior design) and the bespoke […]

latest swedish antique gustavian sofa and mora clocks

On may 27th, our latest delivery from Sweden will contain some amazing pieces. We all love the Gustavian style and this incredible 1900s Gustavian sofa at 190cm is really special. With classic Gustavian fluted legs and gilt detailing and the classic cane work motifs, it also has carved lion heads on top of the arms […]

New Swedish Antiques- Gustavian|Mora Clocks|Biedermeier|Rocking Horse

As always we scour Sweden for interesting and tantalising Swedish antique sofas, tables, chairs, armchairs and mora clocks to offer you. It can be hit and miss as most of our antique pieces come from private sellers but we keep our ear to the ground and are usually lucky enough to snap up the best […]

More Beautiful Gustavian Chests of drawers…

Everyone loves Early Swedish Gustavian Furniture and especially the lovely chests of drawers from the Period. If you remember, the original Karl Gustav reigned in Sweden from late 1700s to the early 1800s and the influence for what has become known as the Gustavian style came from his youth spent at the court of Louis […]

Antique Gustavian furniture – new pieces arriving

In next weeks delivery, We have antique and 1900s Gustavian dining chairs, Gustavian sideboard, Gustavian 3m dining table and other Gustavian furniture pieces arriving that we sourced in Sweden over the Xmas break. Antique Gustavian dining tables and chairs are a superb centre piece for any dining room as you all know. The 1900s gustavian […]

Swedish Gustavian Dining Tables:Perfect for fine dining

We often get asked by clients to design their dining rooms for them – its fun and challenging as every space is different and everyone has different needs. So i thought you might find it interesting in a series of posts to look at how we design a dining room and what things need to […]

Gustavian Sofas – carving and quality PT2

I thought today we could look in more detail at the design of 1800s and 1900s Swedish Gustavian sofas. They have been much copied now and have provided reference for many modern reinterpretations but you just cant beat the real thing. Here for example is a 2 seater antique Gustavian sofa from 1850 that we […]

Grand Gustavian Sofas are beautiful for everday living

Antique Gustavian Sofas – a beautiful investment One of the things people forget in the whirl of todays fast changing consumer lifestyle, is that great things are made to last. While its easy to drop into a big sofa store and buy a modern squooshy sofa, in a few years it will start to fall […]

Swedish Gustavian Manor House

I had the honour of being shown around Gustaf Liljencrantz and his beautiful Polish wife’s manor house yesterday. This has always been one of my dream houses with its grand entrance and magnificent grounds. Gustaf, who owns the house is a wonderful character with an expansive knowledge of the history of Sweden. We spoke of […]

Gustavian Inspirations from Rock carved spaces

Its important in any kind of design whether Swedish Gustavian, modern,esoteric or traditional to open your mind to the widest range of sources for ideas and themes. That way you keep fresh and allow all the new influences you find to cross fertilise in your designs and room settings. It also shows you how the […]

Swedish Gustavian Furniture: a brief history

  Gustavian (c 1770-1785) The Gustavian furniture style was born in the late 1700s in the reign of King Gustav of Sweden who came to the throne in 1772. As a teenager he had attended the court of Louis XVI in Versailles and learnt a passion for furniture. He brought the stylings of the French […]

Scandinavian Swedish Gustavian Dining Room from Swedish Interior Design

  Here’s a view of the Swedish Interior Design living room as a Gustavian style dining room moodily light by the setting sun. The 1700s antique north swedish country Gustavian Dining Table and matching 1700s antique settles are painted in a white with a touch of blue and we have added the wreath motifs. The longer […]

Scandinavian Swedish Bedroom designed by Swedish Interior Design

In designing this bedroom space, we wanted to create a holistic sanctuary using organic non toxic paint in a custom colour that goes from an off white in strong light through to a cool light blue in shadow. The centre piece is the Bespoke bed we we made with matching bespoke coronet – it started […]

Scandinavian Swedish Gustavian Living Room created by Swedish Interior Design

  Beautiful Scandinavian Swedish Gustavian Living Room created by Swedish Interior Design using a combination of Swedish Gustavian antiques and bespoke furniture designed and handmade in the Swedish Interior Design Artisan Workshop near Brighton UK. On the floor you can see one of our handmade antique hemp linen rugs made from 100 year old striped hemp […]

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