The history of the antique corner chair traces back to the 18th century, a time when furniture design flourished with remarkable craftsmanship and artistic expression. The corner chair, also known as a roundabout chair or elbow chair, was specifically designed to fit snugly into the corner of a room, making efficient use of space.Read More
Books like Bram Stoker`s Dracula and Daphne du Maurier`s Rebecca are set in castles and large aristocratic homes that have a distinctly gothic and slightly terrifying look and feel to them. But at the same time such settings also have a sort of indescribable elegance and beauty to them which appeals, not to everyone, but certainly a large number of people. Gothic literature is very closely related to the gothic revival architecture of the same era. Such a refined style of architecture inspires feelings of awe and can be described as sombre and ornate.Read More
Modern office culture is closely intertwined with modern office interiors. The design and decoration of office spaces have a direct impact on the culture and work dynamics of employees. An office interior should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also functional, aligning well with the services provided by the company.Read More
No matter where you are, whether at home or in the office, interior design is one of the most important aspects in ensuring your working surroundings are comfortable.
Office interiors need to be functional and at the same time have a pleasing aesthetic that doesn’t look too over the top yet still beautiful. An office deserves a minimalistic look to match your theme but, most importantly, it should be extremely convenient for use.
Interior design done the right way is extremely important to achieve the functionality and convenience you desire within your house. Considering the current situation, especially after the pandemic where people are spending more time in their houses rather than outside, the home should be able to provide the utmost comfort and convenience for homeowners.Read More
Lampshades are the perfect option for your side table, whether it is in the living room or at your bedside. If you are creative about your house décor and want it to leave a mark on anyone who walks through your door, going all out on your lampshades is always a safe option.Read More
Our Womad fabric, part of the ethnic English collection, showcases bold and eye-catching designs, specially used for curtains, blinds and other linen. Previously these fabrics could only be printed up to a certain limit, however, you now have the option of continuous printed lengths and stunning colours. We can also offer beautiful looking matched wallpaper in the Womad fabric design to create an eye-catching décor.Read More
If you are in search of some wonderful antiques and collectibles, there are several different sources you can use. Online antique stores are becoming increasingly popular these days with most shops also selling their products on their website. So, if you know of a shop which has an online store you can begin your search from the comforts of your home. If you randomly end up on a website you’re not familiar with, it is important to check its authenticity. Websites such as LAPADA are a good place to start your search for authentic sellers.Read More
Twig Ltd has a wonderful range of antiques which includes antique mahogany and walnut furniture, gothic style furniture, Georgian antique furniture and a lot more. The Mahogany furniture in our collection includes some especially gorgeous seating furniture options. These typically have a rich and classic appearance which can add a pleasant touch of elegance to any room.Read More
What brings an interior design theme together? Many elements play their part, but the lights, the soft furnishings and the decorative accessories can make all the difference. Although smaller elements, these are vital in giving your interior décor the perfect finishing touch.Read More
Antiques are an alluring and lasting symbol of the historical importance of art, design and good taste. As versatile objects that are often appreciated for their visual appeal, and in some cases practically, antiques also often tell you a story about the history of design, fashion, and utility, which connects the past to the present.Read More
The design of a commercial space should be such that it perfectly shows off the personality of your business. A good interior design for a commercial space calls for a perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality, producing something that positively reflects the tone of what you are all about.Read More
Carefully chosen paintings can add a great dash of personality to an interior decor. Portraits, abstracts, landscapes are all great. For more of a unique touch, you can seek out a painting that resonates with your passions or personality.
If you would love to have a home with dramatic decorative accessories, paintings can absolutely do the trick.
It is very easy to say that it is important that a home is a reflection of its owners’ personality. But it is not always easy to actually decorate a home which is a perfect blend of aesthetics and a reflection of the taste of people who live there. If you want to have a personal touch in your home decor, but need a little assistance when it comes to creating a cohesive design, we are always happy to help!Read More
An attractive decorative accessory and a candle stand all in one? Have a look at this beautiful 19th century French giltwood torchiere.
Torchieres have their origin somewhere in 17th century France and were commonly used before electricity was widely accessible for holding candles to provide lighting.
Wild yet elegant, calm yet exciting! If this is what your artsy calling is, Twig Ltd is the place to be for unique paintings in Tetbury No one does it better than Su Trembath. Her art is all about bold expression and a mystic style that can invoke emotion and excitement at the same time!Read More
An interesting piece of furniture that has very recently entered our collection is this classic yet quirky 19th century carved mahogany corner chair. This is a wonderfully carved ornate piece featuring charming detail on the backrest of leaves and scrolls. The centre of the backrest is an inlaid armorial in wood and bone of a dragon. Other interesting details include three column supports carved like the trunk of a palm tree. The 3 cabriole legs extend the carved foliate decoration with ball and claw feet.Read More
Reading nooks have always been popular, especially with avid readers. A super comfy chair and a side table for your coffee mug is all that is required to create this perfect spot. Add style to comfort and you have a winner! Imagine a beautifully crafted space just to curl up in with your favourite bestseller! The most important part of this set up is the chair. And we have a few recommendations right here. You have rustic, you have statement pieces and you have the simple yet impactful. The common thing between each of these is comfort, which is undoubtedly one of the most important elements for a reading spaceRead More
Terracotta planters have been in and out of favour for a long time. While some feel there are certain negatives when it comes to using terracotta planters, there are those who swear by them. Not only are they earthy and appealing, they are also good for your plants and an eco-friendly choice.Read More
From antique benches, wrought iron tables and urns to watering cans, rustic statues and stone troughs, the array of garden antiques available is wide and varied! Available at antique stores or markets, they can make a truly characterful addition to your garden. Antique aficionados and gardeners overlap ever so often and for those who love antiques, this vast array of garden antiques can be quite the treasure trove.Read More
Urns make fantastic garden ornaments, bringing a touch of style to your external area. But who said antique urns are meant only for the outdoors? We have a beautiful range of antique urns that can be repurposed for decorative use indoors and will look equally elegant with their classic proportions. For instance, antique urns featuring a bloom of flowers can make an impressive display that is fresh yet decorative. If you want a large display, these big urns can be the perfect focal point, whilst being stable and sturdy at the same time.Read More
Portraits, we believe, always tell a story. If you are the kind who would love to have a home with dramatic decorative accessories, paintings can do the trick. Portraits from the world of antiques can make for the most interesting of all.Read More
Are you looking for a new office space that needs to express the feel of your company? Are you reimagining your interior? Irrespective, if you want to change the way you and your team work, at Twig we are here to help! We create a bespoke workspace that is a perfect fit-out for you while also offering high levels of comfort. Only a comfortable workplace can foster better productivity, improve working practices as well as strengthen the brand identity.Read More
One of the simplest ways of introducing an element of timeless elegance to your seating space is by adding an elegant chair from the world of antiques. If you are a fan of antiques, there is nothing like a piece of furniture from the antique world to increase the level of elegance within your home. Antiques are desirable, fashionable and aesthetically appealing. We have a few quick ideas as to how you can experiment mixing antique armchairs with modern decor.Read More
As interior designers, we are very aware of the importance of finding the right balance between aesthetics and lifestyle when creating a practical living space that reflects the personality of our clients. Our team of designers will help create a space that is elegant, dynamic, and beautiful while being a product of creativity and passion.Read More
With her latest woven collection, artist and weaver, Sally Hampson, has showcased a beautiful scene from the British landscape. Sally’s most recent offering, now taking pride of place at Twig, is a masterful interpretation of her travels through the wild British countryside, transformed into unique woven textile pieces. Her Yorkshire collection makes use of natural un-dyed wool from Welsh Black Mountain and Jacob sheep, in beautiful tones of silver grey, creamy ecru, peat brown and more.Read More
A home decor is incomplete without accessories. Decorative accessories are as important as the lighting fixtures and breathe life into the decor. Although the choosing of decorative accessories is often left until the end, these are the additions that add the finishing touches to a space. There is something unique about handpicked unusual decorative items and TWIG Ltd has plenty of these. At Twig we pride ourselves in offering you some very unusual and quirky pieces in all shapes and sizes that are elegant and fun.Read More
At Twig Ltd, we always have stock of unique and unusual decorative accessories in our collection. Have a look at this stunning pair of Italian 19th-century bronze Sphinx for instance. The sphinx has had an interesting history of intrigue and secrecy. These have been viewed by different cultures as guardians of knowledge and are known to speak in riddles.Read More
We have recently acquired this stunning pair of 18th Century Italian Commodes. This gorgeous pair of Demilune matching commodes are stunning with the original paintwork and decoration still very much intact. Demilune commodes are a stunning addition to any decor and this is the kind of pair that will make a great entryway table or bedside pair too.
The name Demi Lune typically describes the short chest of drawers that has a curved or convex front and a back that is flat and goes up against the wall.Read More
The latest in our collection from the world of antiques is this stunning pair of 19th Century, French, ceramic lion candle stands. The candle stand features an impressive design with lions standing on their hind legs climbing the turret decorated with shield, armour and climbing foliage. The detailing is intricate in a beautiful mix of colours that are still in excellent condition.Read More
There is something to be said about unusual decorative items that easily grab the eye. TWIG Ltd pride ourselves in offering the unusual! Quirky items that come in all shapes and sizes that are elegant and fun.
If you are looking for something stylish or an eye-catching focal point in your dining room or something to dress up your centre table or window sill, we have this interesting medium-sized Anemone Bowl in our collection of miscellaneous items.
The latest arrival at Twig Ltd is this pair of 19th Century Green Glazed Terracotta Urns. This stunning pair of green glazed matching urns offer a bold and elegant inclusion into a garden, a driveway, or could even be used inside the home.
This pair of 19th century terracotta urns are a vivid and stunning green colour. Gadrooned and loop handled in style and on their original pedestal bases.
Gorgeous and exotic are the words that best describe orchids! And these metal orchid trees make a fantastic fresh inclusion into your home. Orchids can beautifully transform your interiors with the perfect combination of natural colour, soothing aura and a rich, sophisticated look. What better way to transform your living space into a delightful, warm, and welcoming one?Read More
If you are looking for a mirror that shouts grandeur and sheer luxury, a giltwood mirror might just be the best option. Giltwood mirrors ooze classic appeal, with a timeless look and elegance that go way beyond the ordinary. The gold leaf application gives a beautiful rich golden hue making each antique mirror a highly valued piece.Read More
While staying at home amidst this Corona outbreak, if you are thinking of bringing in some artistic magic to your interiors, why not give a thought to paintings?
We have a fine paintings collection by Su Trembath that will add a touch of class and drama to your decor. Her artwork is such that it will invite contemplation while the bold expression and style bring mystique and excitement.
What are the best types of lighting for an interior theme? There is task lighting, ambient lighting, or accent lighting, which all work in creating the perfect lighting for the room. Then, there are different types of lighting fixtures available to achieve these.
Wall sconces are a great example of a light fixture that depending on how they are placed can fit in into all three categories - offering versatility and unmatched elegance to the room.
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
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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