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Groundbreaking Century: 19th Century Furniture Styles 

19th century furniture styles- Styylish

The 1800s were a period of major transformation in Europe, that saw upheavals in political systems, social organization, and the development of distinct 19th-century furniture styles and artwork. There were radical changes across rural and urban landscapes, in the lifestyles of the wealthiest elites and the most impoverished communities. Europe experienced major wars and ongoing […]

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

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Although the Styylish catalogue features a wide variety of interior design objects, it all began with antique furniture. And there is good reason for that. Our founder Silke Berlinghof comes from a long line of antiques dealers and auctioneers in Germany. Her story is the story of Styylish. The philosophy at the heart of Styylish, […]

Finding the World’s Best Biedermeier Furniture Museum

Finding the World's Best Biedermeier Furniture Museum- Geymüllerschlössel- Styylish

For connoisseurs of 19th-century furniture, the Biedermeier period is one of the most exciting times for furniture design. And while there may not be one iconic Biedermeier Furniture Museum to delve into the unique history of the style, it is well represented in some of the most celebrated museums around the world. In this blog, […]

Designing Summer House Interiors with Unique Furniture

Summer House Interiors- Inspiration- Styylish

In these golden days of heat and light, it’s easy to imagine your dream summer house interiors. Sleek modern objects and honey-colored antiques can create the feel of an ocean or lake-front cottage in almost any room. In today’s blog, we want to chase those dreams right through the pages of our catalog. Imagining a […]

Curves and Lines: 19th Century Furniture Leg Styles in Focus

Learning about 19th-century furniture leg styles unlocks a whole world of antique knowledge. Indeed, there is so much you can tell about a piece of antique furniture by its legs. In today’s blog, we want to tackle this greatest of tools to help you better identify pieces of a given period. We will introduce various types […]

Antique Furniture Restoration: The Meticulous Art of Jane Henry

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Antique furniture restoration is a key part of the antiques business. Restorers have the daunting task of faithfully repairing any damage or wear on original pieces. Their work allows antiques to fit into the modern home with style, all while maintaining the original design and build of centuries-old art. Jane Henry is one such restorer. […]

Seeing Stripes: The Features of Tiger Oak Furniture

Baroque Side Table- detail of carved rocaille- styylish

Tiger oak furniture is a 19th-century favorite. Featuring visible lines in their veneer, pieces of tiger oak relate to the regal predator only in that regard. But their elegance and timeless appeal match the grace of the animal. In today’s blog, we will explore the history and characteristics of tiger oak furniture and see how it […]

Cross-Continental Glamor: French Empire Furniture in Context

French Empire Furniture- Styylish

French Empire furniture is characterized by its visual power. Coinciding with Napoleon’s conquests of Europe, it brings a slice of his empire into every room it adorns. Here at Styylish, we want to inspire you to connect the treasures of that period with contemporary pieces and ideas. Empire pieces do not have to be intimidating. […]

Neoclassical Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Neoclassical Furniture

The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as […]

A New Perspective: Our Take on Interior Design Trends, 2022 Edition

Design Trends 2022- Interior view of a living room- Styylish

Our mission at Styylish is finding unique ways to interpret top interior design trends to create a holistically individual design. In other words, we want the pieces you discover in our treasure trove to speak to you personally. That’s a surefire way to make your home your happy place. 2022 promises to be a year […]