Month: August, 2012

The Architectural Digest Story

Read the article here: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/daily/2012/08/liza-laserow-antiques-new-york-metropolitan-museum

A SHOWROOM SPECIALIZING IN SCANDINAVIAN ANTIQUES PROVES COLLECTIBLES CAN BE STILL YOUNG AND STYLISH – A not so bad description to be given by the prestigious Architectural Digest!!!

 

Counting Down…

In a few hours the Architectural Digest interview will go online and I am super excited!! I havent been able to read the text before according to AD’s policy, which makes it even more exciting… Fingers crossed for a an amazing feature!! Not worried though. The people at Architectural Digest have been more than lovely to work with and a lot of fact checking has been done. The link will be posted as soon as possible!

Snapshots From Sweden

Garden at my parents house

My favorite spot in Skane

Stunning view in Torekov

Gorgeous weather!

We have spent a week in Sweden and its been too good to be true so far. The weather has been and still is amazing. Lovely times with friends and family and of course a little antique shopping as well. More pictures to come!

New York & Skåne

V.S

I am born and raised in Skåne, Sweden and now living in New York. Every summer I travel home to Skåne to spend time with my beloved family and friends. Now its time again! Tomorrow im leaving New York for 2 weeks of fun, business and pleasure!

New York

The history of New York begins arpund 10,000 BC when the first native Americans arrived then 1524 discovered by the French to be first claimed by the Dutch 1609 who named the city: New Amsterdam. The dutch colony was an important part of the fur trade but then became an agricultural resource. During mid 17th Century England renamed the city to New York after York in Yorkshire. During thr 18th Century it became a major trading port on the east coast. New York’s constitution was adopted 1777 that later strongly influenced the United States Constitution and 1787 it became the eleventh state of the Union. with the immigration from Europe during the 19th Century as an inspiration The Statue of Liberty was built. As a symbol of hope for the immigrants. During the 1920’s New York boomed before the Wall Street Crash iin 1929. After World War II New York was close to bankruptcy but managed to turn it around and attract more immigrants. the city became a media capital over the second half of the 20th Century.

Skåne

Located in the southern part of Sweden Skåne, covering 3% of Swedens total are, is and will always be the most beautiful part of the country. Yes, that is my very own subjective opinion but if you havent been, go and you will see Im right! Skane belonged to Denmark up until 1658 when the Treaty of Roskilde was made. The Danes tried to retake Skane up until the Battle of helsingborg 1710 when they failed and never tried again. It wasnt until 1720 Skane was a proper part of Sweden and not a conquered “foreign land” and during the 19th Century the Swedish government forced the region to change their language from Danish to Swedish.

Important Furniture During the Baroque Period: Part I

The Cabinet: During the Baroque period the northern German was the most common type of cabinets where they were often imported from but some were actually made in Sweden. It had a structure of  oak and a veneer of walnut. The heavy molding is a characteristic attribute. The front is divided into three parts by pilasters. The cabinets opens with two grand doors decorated with ovals or squares. Its standing on a rectangular base with two drawers and the whole piece is resting on large ball feet.

The Table: The English/Dutch kind of table which was often a dining table had turned legs standing on ball feet. The legs are attached with a foot cross and the top was rectangular or round. The French version of the Baroque table had heavy ornate shapes with a rectangular top that rested on four cabriole legs. The legs met in a foot cross with a carved figure or flower basket as center piece.

The Chair: The so called Crown Chair came to Sweden imported from England and was a dark kind of chair with a high back dressed with rattan on back and seat. A sculptured bar united the four carved legs. The backsplat’s rattan part is framed by a carved wooden part. In the picture you see the Dutch version with an upholstered seat and back, here in black velvet. The french version of the Baroque char is heavily ornate in carved gilded wood.

Inspiring Ladies – NOW OUT!


Cover of the Style By #11: Elin Kling, fashion editor on the cover.

The Article

A few selections from the shoot.

Remember I back in May told you about the photo shoot for Sweden’s best fashion magazine? The photo shoot took place in our apartment and today the magazine is now available in stores. Im SO HAPPY with the result and the photos taken by Fabian Berglund are stunning! Hope you like it too!

Hot Swedish Antiques

Olatz Schnabel, wife of artist and New York personality Julian Schnabel, uses a Gustavian Bench in her foyer.

Reese Whiterspoon’s home featured in Elle Decor where the cozy living room had gotten a high Gustavian chest of drawer by the fire place

Anna Wintours office with a Swedish Gustavian daybed and a Swedish Rococo stool.

Anna Wintour in her office at Vogue. Swedish neoclassical Klismo side chair uphostered in a white linnen.

Get the style!

OLATZ SCHNABEL

http://laserowantiques.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=377779

Reese Witherspoon

http://laserowantiques.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=435844

 

Anna Wintour

http://laserowantiques.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=515259

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you are in Paris….Go see: Ladies of the Trianon

Catherine – Henriette d’Harcourt, Duchess of Arpajon (1622 – 1701) Pictured in fashions dating from early in Louis XIV’s reign. Her dress is decorated with strings of pearls; her necklace and earrings are also made of pearls and she is holding a ribbon with a medallion in her hand.

At the Palace of Versaille from the  July 03 to October 14th the exhibition “Ladies of the Trianon” is on.  The two Trianon palaces that were  spring and summer residences of the Kings of France were built for their lovers but very soon became places for strolling and relaxing away from the protocol of the court of Versailles. The prettiest women got invited  for performances and country parties in the privacy of the royal family and its the paintings of those women who visited Trianon regular basis that are on display. The first lady to visit were Queen Maria-Theresa the wife of Louis XIV  and the last were Austria Empress Eugénie of France who had the Petit Trianon turned into a museum devoted to the memory of Marie-Antoinette.

For more information: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news-/events/expositions/les-dames-de-trianon-en