May 16, 2012


Eliza Interiors & Design has been selected by Nina Hartmann
as her exclusive Agent in the UK.

Don't miss out - order yours now

Eliza Interiors & Design will be selling copies of 'Vintage by Nina'; Hartmann's beautiful interior decorating book. Now available in English in the UK only.

Email me at
to place your order

GBP 40.00 + shipping & handling




In the book ‘Vintage by Nina’ the interior stylist and antiques dealer, Nina Hartmann, takes the readers on an adventure into her universe filled with wonderful collections of rare findings, beautiful old furniture, recycled building materials, charming interior solutions and beautiful details. All found in flea and antiques markets in France and Sweden, gathered together in one home. A home that is constantly changing and where everything is 100 % vintage and antique.

Nina Hartmann is an interior stylist, writer and columnist. Over the past eight years she has run the vintage - and antiques shop VINTAGEBYNINA.COM along with her showroom in Sweden. Her creativity, artistic talent and passion for interior design and styling with vintage and antiques, has made her one of the most famous stylists in Scandinavia.

The book ‘VINTAGE BY NINA’ is a result of the close co-operation between Danish Nina Hartmann and the Swedish photographer Maria-Isabel Hansson. Their work is seen in international interior magazines throughout the world.

Nina’s soft, warm, light, feminine and highly personal style is characteristic for the book which contains 160 beautiful and inspirational pages. The book 'Vintage by Nina' is meant to inspire and create ideas, creativity and dreams for the readers.

Looking forward to hearing from you
Jo xx

Photograph by kind permission of Nina Hartman

March 20, 2012

London Calling...

Eliza Interiors & Design has been trading in Texas for almost four years.
If you're not familiar with us, we started as a small design studio
creating one-of-a-kind custom soft furnishings, children's items, gifts
and accessories from a selection of beautiful antique, vintage and
luxury reclaimed linens. The last two years the studio has transitioned
to mini in-house stores in Old Town Spring as well as exhibiting at
venues like Shelby and The Folk Art Fair at Round Top.

We started a blog which has been a lot of fun and in the last 18 months
we introduced facebook, and more recently, twitter and ebay. It makes
for an extremely busy working week but when you love what you do
it's fun too...

We head for London in about a week so if we appear
to be quiet, it's because we're busy packing. We will check in daily to see
if there are any requests and also catch up on the news and views.

As a thank you to all our fans and fellow designer for such wonderful
support and friendship, we would like to offer a 30% discount on all small
items and 40% on the large items, like sheets and pillows, etc. You can
email me at

Texas has been wonderful but London‘s calling…

Love & bestest
Jo xx

Psssst... Shabby Rose in Old Town Spring will continue to sell
a small selection of our products in their store.

Details: Hazel, Shabby Rose, 211 Midway, Old Town Spring, TX 77373.

1. Unknown, 2, 3 & 4 Eliza Interiors & Design

March 5, 2012


My French Dream are having a Giveaway so if you're
a lover of all things French, you could win a beautiful
handmade monogram pillow...

A beautiful cushion cover made from our
collection of antique French sheets
Each cushion is monogrammed with two letters of your choice.
Monogram available in a choice of colours to suit your decor.
The centre square is trimmed with four vintage buttons.
It has an envelope opening at the back.
Size : 56cm x 56cm (22 inches x 22 inches)

To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful cushion cover,
please do one (or all) of the following.

1. Like our page and tell us below that you have done so.
2. Share this on your wall and tell us below that you have done so.
3. Share on your blog and tell us below that you have done so.
4. Invite your friends and and tell us below that you have done so.

When you do one of the above it counts as 1 entry.
The more you post, share, invite your friends the more entries you will have.
You can do this as many times as you like but
remember to comment on this post to tell us what you've done.

Draw will take place once we reach 300 likes.


Make sure you click on the link below to enter

February 24, 2012

Giveaway: Vintage Ribbons & Sparkle

I have been asked by some of my Facebook friends
if I would entertain the idea of a Giveaway.
At first I was hesitant, but I gave it some thought
and decided to go ahead when I hit
500 likes on the Eliza (Interiors & Design) business page.
Well, that day has arrived and much sooner than I had anticipated.

I am very happy to offer five individual gifts
from the Spring Collection
as a thank you for all the wonderful support I have received...

French vintage crisp white linen, hand tinted silk & velvet silk ribbons & finished
with beautiful vintage brooches c. 1930-50

To be in with a chance of winning one of these pretty
vintage ribbon & sparkle pillows & door ornament,
you will need to:

1. Follow this blog and leave a comment below
2. Like and share the Eliza page
and leave a comment that you have done so

The draw will take place on Friday 2 March
Open to all

Good luck

Jo xx

Photograph is the property of
Eliza Interiors & Design

February 10, 2012

A few of my favourite things, pt II...

Every now and again one comes across something that captures
your spirit, and here are a few items that have captured mine.
I've always wanted a large clock for my home and this one
fits the bill perfectly

I would use this beautiful piece either as a hall table or desk

whilst in the bedroom, this would definitely be ideal
for the delicates and pretties...

If you love having friends visit as I do, you'll agree that they
will feel welcome in this room

and let's not forget something lovely for the patio...

Thanks for stopping by
Have a blessed day

Jo x

1. Pinterest 2. Alessa Fernandez
3. And so to bed 4. Gracious Spaces 5. Tumblr

February 5, 2012

2012: Let's Celebrate...

The UK will be buzzing this year with celebrations; the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, followed by the Olympic Games... This is when the country comes alive, people from all over the globe come together to share in the festivities. Street parties will be organised from Land's End to John O'Groats, no matter the weather. London will be overflowing with flag waving locals and tourists alike.

Wanting to be part of the festivities, I have created a small 'Celebration Collection' which is classically British with a modern edge, offering a little something for everyone...

The essential little apron to help grandma make cookies

a small tote; ideal for your journal, books or even your kindle

the perfect little bag for day or evening to add that little bit of fun

a fun eye glass case that will fit perfectly in your bag

our door ornaments are trimmed with crystals/swarovski
crystal beads and contain fresh lavender

and when you're feeling tired, try one of our fresh lavender
filled eye masks

All products have been created using a selection of British vintage linens, ribbons, lace, crystals and mother of pearl buttons

available from
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Eliza Interiors & Design

February 1, 2012

Meanwhile, back to my own little castle...

Chateau de Rochechouart, Hate Vienne, Limousin

Just a 10 minute drive from the farmhouse stands the stunning
Chateau de Rochechouart, a 13th century French castle. It's located at the
top of the confluence of the Grenes & Vayres rivers within the
department of Haute Vienne. It is now a wonderful contemporary art
museum where one can admire the works of Dadaist artist,
Raoul Hausmann, as well as international artists from the 1960's
through to the present; Guiseppe Penone, Arte Povera, Christian Boltanski
and Tony Cragg. There is also a Hunting Room where you may view the
multi-coloured frescoes (beginning 16th century), together with the
Hercules Room displaying murals in grisaille (mid 16th century).

Meanwhile back to my own little castle, it's time to put together
ideas for the kitchen... It's always been one of my favourite rooms;
family gatherings, lunch with friends or simply reading the papers
over breakfast...

I like homes that are light, airy and natural and this one is no exception.
Freestanding cabinetry would be my first choice for the units but this
means custom made which may not be practical from a financial
standpoint. I'm leaning towards the neutrals and creamy caramels for the
lower cabinets with English oak above (upper units will be custom). An
island is a must that will double up as a bar and I've found the perfect
Bentwood stools. I absolutely need a chalk board for shopping/to do lists
as I'm always forget something!

The ceiling is heavily beamed so I'm not sure if simple pot lights
will be possible. However, I have found what I would like situated
over the island/bar; this beautiful Sky Garden pendant and two
would be perfect

Ever since I was small, I've wanted York stone flooring in the kitchen.
I prefer the creamy tones rather than the grey; beautiful to look at,
easy to clean and lasts forever

With several sets of china, serving dishes, crystal and cutlery,
a beautiful old country cupboard will be perfect for additional storage.
Inside I would install a plate rack - painted to match the cupboard -
as I hate stacking plates and the rest would be shelving

Old farmhouses tend to be dark so, to let more light in, the back wall will
be removed (pending planning permission) and extended by several feet
with a quarter wall and bank of windows and french doors. This will
open up the space, give the feeling of an orangerie/conservatory and also
bring the outside in

There's so much more needed for this space but this is a good start.
Sadly the garden will have to wait. In the meantime, it will be
off to market for some beautiful hot pink roses for that
perfect splash of colour...


Jo x

Photography credits :
1. Google 2 & 3. Christopher Peters Kitchens, UK
4. Tumbler 5. Google 6. Sky Garden by Marcel Wenders for FLOS
7 & 9. Lassco, UK 8. French Country Living
10. Vale Conservatories/Orangeries 11. Suzie Beezie flowers in enamel