Did you know that you easily can add an air of timeless elegance to a room by adding a stunning classic armchair or two?
It might just be the answer for some design inspiration and practical inclusion. An iconic chair from the past makes the perfect statement amongst a contemporary décor. Reworked and reupholstered, these can make a great addition to the home. The chairs from the world of antiques are often quite luxurious.
How can you add an iconic chair into your decor?
Looking for ways to dress up your garden? Then how about introducing topiary plants?
The topiary concept is nothing new. It’s been used in different European gardens for centuries. From the early Roman gardens to our modern-day equivalents, these striking and versatile decorative accents have inspired many garden designers to create stunning landscapes. If you want to create a garden that stands out, a topiary plant can work wonders when upping the decorative content!
Give a classic twist to your garden or outdoor space by introducing an element from the past. Many different antique garden accessories can be added to your garden for a charming effect. These will not only make an excellent focal point, but accessories like urns and benches are quite functional too. Take, for example, wrought iron benches.Read More
Su gets a nice mention in a Financial Times, House & Homes article.
Luke Edward Hall: my move to the country
The FT columnist is putting his stamp on a Cotswolds home. Can this urbanite adapt to rural living?
Some of the most whimsical additions to your garden and can have the biggest stage-setting impact. As an example, have you ever thought about introducing a garden statue or two? It’s little details like these that can make your garden artistically appealing. Interesting statues or figures can instil eye-catching curiosity and, at the same time, effortlessly beautify your garden. They provide genuine points of interest – especially if they are a little on the quirky side, like our offerings at Twig of Tetbury.Read More
A TRIP TO TETBURY - Online article in MILLIEU Magazine.
The Garden Antiques section stars as the leading image.
"I count Long Street in the small Cotswolds’ town of Tetbury as one of my favorite destinations—not just in England, but in the world. Along this town’s street is a dense array of antiques stores and specialty shops, all of which beckon every time I walk the route. While the town was once famous, centuries ago, for its wool and yarn, all gathered from the sheep that roamed the surrounding hills, today it is one of the best destinations for antiques. The town bustles year-round with elegant country housewives and antique hunters from abroad"
Dramatic, full of mystery, deep and dark yet also elegant. Furniture and antiques of Gothic style are something that can help bring in a modern look to your interiors, and certainly add something eyecatching.
The modern Gothic look is very much back in fashion and many are trying to emulate this design style into their contemporary home.
Twig Antiques & Interiors is home to a good collection of garden antiques. We have a varied collection of statues and cast iron urns, terracotta planters, strawberry planters, stone urns, ornate urns, casts of original Medici and Borghese urns and more.
Pieces in our stock originate from the far corners of the world; France to Vietnam and anywhere in between. These are all one of a kind pieces and bring with them the most charming vibe with their weathered patina and classic good looks. We also have elegant antique and contemporary sculptures, a Lutyens bench, vintage heirlooms, wicker baskets and more in store for you.
Su features in an article in The West Country Life Series, a series of pieces on regional antique experts and enthusiasts.
Published on 24th August 2019, this wonderful piece captures the journey of Su, Twig, and what has now become a well established and successful name in antiques and interior design.
Better still, experience the drama and passion, be inspired, visit Twig Antiques and Interiors in Tetbury, UK.
Although antiques are elegant, charming and make a great focal point, blending them into the contemporary decor can be quite the challenge.
Simply adding antique pieces in amongst the decor without any thought can, instead of making a space look aesthetically appealing, make it look cluttered or not look right and miss the objective.
Have you ever given a thought to mahogany furniture? Mahogany furniture pieces are rich and classic in appearance and can add a pleasant touch of elegance to a room. Here we list our reasons why mahogany antiques will always be a favourite:
• Mahogany is hard wearing and durable. Furniture pieces are usually sturdy on their feet, and you will find many antique options that are still in great shape.
At Twig Antiques & Interiors, we make it our purpose to source rare, beautiful and unique items for our stock. Most recently arriving at Twig is this extraordinary French painted and gilt settee dating back to the 19th century.Read More
Nineteenth century Italian Furniture featured the masterful reinvention and modernisation of styles that were prevalent in previous centuries. The Rococo style, for instance, was quite popular in France and had a certain influence on Italian designs at this time.
Italian design during the 19th century also saw revivals of Gothic and Renaissance styles. This was also the period of Oriental inspiration. And great importance was placed on craftsmanship during this time, featuring intricate work down to the finest detail.
Terracotta or clay pots are kiln fired pots made from soil and can be either glazed or unglazed. The earthy colours of unpainted pots look very rustic and suit all kinds of gardens and orangeries very well. These pots also complement the colours of flowers and plants, effortlessly creating a perfect balance and harmony.
Even painted terracotta can have the same rustic appeal. Terracotta urns and planters are also better for the health of plants due to their natural materials and production process. Unglazed also tend to be porous in nature which helps in retaining the right amount of air and moisture required by the plants inside them. The clay material is usually quite thick which can protect the plant roots from sudden harsh weather extremes too.
At Twig Antiques and Interiors, we have the perfect tools to help you weave some classic character into your garden. Accessories such as statues, planters, sand urns can elevate the garden’s whole appearance. The versatile urn, for instance, can make a beautiful garden feature in more ways than one. The combination of that slightly aged look and a few little imperfections add to the beauty and personality of these pieces, adding a sense of history to open space like no other. Their charm is always a welcome alternative to those sleek, geometric lines typical of many modern gardens.Read More
There is nothing more soothing than switching off your bright day to day lights and enjoying the soft glow cast by lanterns and wall lights. And when these lanterns are antique, the effect becomes quite dramatic too.
Antique lanterns have a very regal appeal with their traditionally ornate designs and elegance. These look beautiful in a decor that tilts a little towards the traditional side.
Chuck out your Ikea, 'brown' furniture is back.
TWIG stars in The Sunday Telegraph - 10th February 2019!
"For years, like prophets in the wilderness, antique dealers have been heralding the return of “brown furniture” – pieces made from such dark woods as mahogany, oak, cherry and walnut – the stuff that made their fortunes in the Eighties and Nineties. This was the era of the English Country House look, when furniture, from the finest Chippendale to container-loads of dull Edwardian dining chairs, was shipped to the US every week"
Lighting is one of the most crucial parts of home decor. Without the right kind of lighting, no room can ever be complete.
Lighting sets the mood and the feel of a space. The correct choice of lighting fixtures in a room can create the right ambience and also show off the decorative elements of a room.
There is something special about antique brass chandeliers that really draws you in.
Their traditional appeal, coupled with the luxurious elegance of the design is aesthetically appealing and changes the look and feel of your space completely.
Twig of Tetbury are delighted on the results of their latest project!
In this article, Twig have supplied torchieres and bronze urns with flower arrangements that are used to set a scene in this new and renovated hotel aiming for unpretentious, almost shabby elegance.
The Fife Arms, near Balmoral castle, is a world class hotel and beacon of Scottish culture and craftsmanship.
We at TWIG of Tetbury were included in the 'Antiques Trail' of Tetbury by Period Living magazine.
The article said 'The market town of Tetbury, set among rolling Cotswold hills, is regarded as one of the pivotal destinations for antiques buyers outside of London. With over 25 dealers the town is synonymous with high-quality furniture and decorative finds. For those in the know, the draw of Tetbury and it's a collection of specialist dealers and fabulous lifestyle independents, is something not to be bypassed.
No matter how beautiful your interiors are, without quality lighting it just does not feel complete. The right kind of lighting fixtures you choose can make or break your final design outcome. Hence incorporating lights in your decor correctly is very important.Read More
Antiques are not restricted to indoors. There is a wide variety of options for creating aesthetically appealing gardens. Gardens in the earlier times used to have classic pieces to add some character and drama to the garden. A decorative piece popping out from an unexpected corner of the garden makes it look interesting. A large urn smack in the centre of the garden can be the instant focal point and grab the eye. A period bench can look great and also provide a comfortable place to sit back and relax.Read More
JOIN US AT THE LONG STREET COLLABORATION
Thursday 19 November from 12 noon
We invite you to an early preview of our Christmas stcok and enjoy a 15% discount
Christmas drinks all day
Paella from 6pm to 9pm at Cafe 53
Read page 121 of the Setember issue about our wonderful wall papers at TWIG of Tetbury.
Flowers can bring a lot of joy. No wonder they are used to convey all sorts of emotions be it love, best wishes, celebrations or even sympathy. Whatever the occasion, it is often a beautiful bunch of colourful flowers that is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to celebrating or sharing someone’s joy or indeed sorrow.Read More