Last year I featured a fabulous home decorated Gustavian style with Swedish antiques. Today I am posting some more images and filling you in a little on the background of Jo Lee and Madeleine's home which they share with their rare, Norwegian Forest cat, 'Uzu'.
Jo Lee and Madeleine moved from London to Hove and when decorating their home, chose a Swedish, Antique style as Madeleine is half Swedish and has been raised with this style. The house was originally Built in 1886 for a well known family who were supposedly friends of royalty.The original house has since been divided into 4 apartments and Jo's apartment is on the original 'ballroom floor'. In fact, what is now Jo Lee's den was the original 'boudoir'. This was discovered when the door was removed for sanding and they found the original craftsman's name and signature inside the frame with a note saying "boudoir". The house has magnificent marble fireplaces in every room. The original Flame oak parquet floors remain, along with the original wall and ceiling moldings. Hand carved door frames and architraves are also still intact.
In the basement of their home lies a butlers pantry, plate room, cheese room and wine cellar and their piece de resistance is the 40 foot balcony overlooking the sea. Decorated with Swedish antiques from Jo Lee's antique and interior design business, this home is just stunning. I hope you enjoy these extra images. If you wish to learn more about Jo's antiques or interior design business, please visit their website at www.swedishinteriordesign.co.uk. they have some fabulous antique Gustavian furniture and after only 8 years are now No. 1 in Europe for Swedish Mora clocks, Gustavian, Biedermeier and art deco antiques.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of Jo Lee and Madeleine's fabulous home. You can catch up on the previous post and lots more images...here.
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