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 antique settle has massive underseat storage where we keep all our swedish antique christmas decorations.
The Gustavian table setting is a wonderful 1930s porcelain gilt set from Sweden that comes from Grandparents and a krona glass candleholder that was a wedding present. We have had so many wonderful meals around this table and it will be with us forever. Who would have thought it had been a badly painted blue when we found it (and strangely not in Sweden but a barn in the UK) so you never know!
You get a better view of the blue striped handmade antique hemp linen 4m x 4m rug we made to fill the room (which is huge) in this picture and you can see a stunning Gustavian sofa and Gustavian carver chair set from 1850 upholstered in Swedish linen by our master upholsterer in the background. You can see also some of the handmade heart motif cushions we make from antique swedish lace so do let us know if you'd like one.
The flamed oak parquet floors and eleborate wall & ceiling mouldings are all original to the apartment and were carefully restored back to their full glory when we moved in nearly 10 years ago - how time flies.
Finally of course we can never be without antique mora clocks - you can see 2 here - a grey mora clock from early 1800s in the corner (that now happily resides with a client in london) and the late 1700s white and gold mora clock that was one of madeleine's first proper purchases back in the 1980s ( from alfies antique market).
Jo Lee is Director of Swedish Interior Design