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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My New Dressing Room: Part 3

So, my dressing room / walk in wardrobe is taking shape nicely but now to finish it off. Its time to accessorise! Thats always the fun bit. I love looking at clothes as art and many of my Ewa I Walla dresses are displayed in prominent positions around Swedish Interior Design HQ. Some on mannequins […]

Sharing the Love:

Linda Leyble’s blog is a great resource for design ideas, artistic options and hands on painting concepts. She is a very talented designer, artistic, paint effects guru , blogger and interior designer. As we love her blog, we were interested to see how she built up her knowledge and skills and asked her a few […]

My new Dressing Room part two …..

We looked previously at what to do with an under-used room and used our own Swedish Interior Design guest bedroom as an example of the thought process. We’ve looked at making the settle, the antique lace bolsters and finding the right antique dressing table to fit both the space we had and the use I […]

My new Dressing Room ….. part one

We all have rooms at home where we think- “I wonder what else I can do with that?” Often its a spare room or guest bedroom that doesn’t get much use – maybe its full of  junk, clothes or temporary storage stuff that never got put away? At Swedish Interior Design HQ, Our spare bedroom […]

Carl Larsson & Gustavian writing as decoration

When thinking about internal decoration, its always good to look beyond the obvious for inspiration. We love to create visual accents throughout the apartment to give your eyes pleasure as they can from one place to another. So how about Writing. Writing itself is ART and a valid artform, but how about writing AS art? […]

Swedish Art Deco Armchairs – the epiphany of comfort

Art Deco Armchairs One of the things you find about antique furniture that really makes you wonder about modern practices is how good the construction and upholstery on old furniture is compared to newly made pieces. The Swedish Art Deco armchairs we stock from the 1920s and 30s are beautifully constructed with a handtooled birch […]

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 […]

It’s all in the detail: Mora Clocks & Swedish Hearts

One of the things we strive for in creating a room is to have multiple visual tableaux that draws the eye wherever you look but without it becoming overkill or eye fatiguing I love it when clients look around a room we have designed/furnished for them and they spot one of our little detailed setups […]

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 […]

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