Archive for Interior Design

Making a Swedish Antique Room lovely to live in

Your private room However big or small your home – you need your own space. Whether it be a corner of a room (you can partition it off with screens for privacy) or a spare room, or a shed outside. You need a place where you can be creative, paint, sing, write and design. One […]

Swedish Antique furniture is for life

I love furniture that has life. Furniture that looks like it could dance right into your arms. Once many years ago I was walking past an antique shop and I spotted this chest of drawers. She had all the curves in the right places. Yes I say she … furniture is definitely defined by its […]

Antique art deco armchairs and real classic upholstery

In this day and age of foam seated reproductions made in China and the far east, the art of upholstery is slowly dying. There’s very few places where people can train as a professional upholsterer and chair owners don’t really seem to care anymore whats inside their chairs. Pretty sad really – but at the […]

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 Art Deco Armchairs

Antique Swedish Art Deco Armchairs are one of my favorite all time design items. There’s something intensely satisfying about their shape, dimensions and design. The beautiful bentwood arms in stunning golden birch veneers are a visual treat with a gracious curve and swoop. . They are simultaneously traditional and modern – the choice of fabric […]

Choosing an antique biedermeier sofa

Choosing an antique sofa is always a difficult proposition. You will have a series of requirements to consider: size, comfort, colour , decoration etc etc and then there is the intangible lust factor that certain pieces will engender that go beyond rational reasoning. Swedish Biedermeier sofas come from one of 2 periods – so called original […]

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 […]

Mora Clocks:Homes & Antiques Magazine Article

Its always nice to be featured in the press – Homes and Antiques has featured an article about Antique Mora Clocks featuring clocks from Swedish Interior Design’s unique collection  and based on material provided by Jo Lee Director of Swedish Interior Design. You can see the article here As you may know, we have one of the […]

Creating a Swedish Kitchen with Ecos Paints

Its time for a change – we have had our beautiful country style kitchen for a while now decorated with marmarino plaster and filled with 1800s swedish kurbits antique furniture in reds, ochres, yellows, oranges and rich earthy tones. The worktop and cupboards were all handmade in our bespoke workshop from antique oak.   So […]

Its a Biedermeier Christmas

After years of white furniture dominating the design landscape, things seem to be changing. The Swedish Gustavian style is always going to be popular and with good reason because it is beautiful, wonderfully crafted and elegant. However its increasingly difficult to find authentic original gustavian furniture from 1780-1830 that hasnt been messed around with, ‘restored’ […]

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 […]

Swedish Interior Design on Latest TV

Swedish Interior Design has been interviewed for Latest TV. We met Drew and Simone from the TV Channel and talked about our interior design Philosophy, how we find our swedish antiques, the gustavian, biedermeier and art deco antiques we sell. We also looked at the worlds largest selection of antique mora clocks that we have […]

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 www.exposurehome.com.   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 […]

More new antique biedermeier furniture finds

Continuing our review of the antique Swedish biedermeier furniture we have coming over to Swedish Interior Design at the end of May.   This time we focus on antique biedermeier dropleaf tables. I love the classic design of these tables. They tend to be about 90cm wide and then extend to around 130cm with the […]

New Swedish Biedermeier Antique Furniture Finds

To continue our review of new swedish biedermeier antique furniture we have on our next UK delivery. 1.Antique Biedermeier Sofa no 1 Lets begin with this amazing antique sofa. Its in great condition with the original fabric and has the classic biedermeier flame golden birch veneers of the period over a birch frame. Its beautifully […]

New Swedish Biedermeier Furniture finds Pt1

As usual we have been searching high and low to find you the most amazing Swedish antiques and we have come up trumps! The stunning honey colours of the flame and quilted golden birch veneers that characterise 1800s and early 1900s Swedish Biedermeier are becoming increasingly popular as the world of design moves on from […]

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 […]

Beautiful 1800s Swedish Biedermeier Tables

As fashions change, the ubiquitous whites of the Gustavian era that were purloined into the horrors of shabby chic are finally starting to give way to something new. There is a move back towards natural woods and lighter colours and away from the farrow and ball neutrals that have dominated the market for so long. […]

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 […]

Antique Swedish Gungstol Rocking Chairs for sale

Antique Gungstol Rocking Chairs for sale Next week we receive a new delivery of stunning and original 1800s antique Swedish Gungstol rocking chairs that we sourced in Sweden during pour recent buying trip. We have the largest selection of these super rare rocking chairs in Europe for sale. The antique Gungstol rocking chair is a […]

New 1800s Antique Swedish Mora clocks for sale

In mid february 2014, we receive our next delivery of 1800s mora clocks from Sweden. We spent December travelling throughout Sweden to find you the most exciting examples of antique mora clocks we could find. Its difficult now and very hard to find them but our excellent network of contacts has done us proud. Here’s […]

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 […]

Bespoke Handmade Furniture PT1

Bespoke and Handmade Furniture I thought it would be fun to look at the process we use to design and then build our unique bespoke furniture and in the next few posts we will go into some detail on how the journey unfolds from an idea to a finished piece. Although we started out by […]

The Beauty of Wells Cathedral

If you love beautiful architecture and a bit of history, then a visit to Wells Cathedral near Bath in the UK is definitely in order – Theres been some form of worship going on around the sacred spring at Wells since before Roman times with a Saxon mortuary built in around 705AD and the current Cathedral […]

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 […]

Subscribe to follow our Blog

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Contact us for free advice

Need some help or have any interior design questions? We are here to help.

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Message*

captcha

* required

  • https://t.co/5ggp6NWKu0 is the leading place in europe for #antique #swedish #biedermeier #artdeco furniture & #moraclocks
    about 3 weeks ago