Collection Apart is a decorative arts and antiques dealer specializing in 20th century antiques and decorative pieces, founded by Katie Lowson.
Originally from England, Katie works from her showroom in Södermalm, Stockholm, where she sources British, European and contemporary design pieces for private collectors, interior designers and interior enthusiasts.
Her passion is to blend organic, tactile and sculptural furniture, art and objects from a mix of art and design movements but always with a modernist sensibility. Every piece is carefully sourced and given a new context that feels personal and new. She curates her collection in regular exhibitions with contemporary artists that complement the Collection apart world at her showroom in Stockholm.
“I’m looking forward to helping you incorporate antiques and decorative arts into your home. I can recommend styles, periods, designers, textures and finishes to consider when sourcing and that will best suit your style and needs. I aim to bring a contemporary elegance, refined and warm modernist approach whilst helping you create a truly personal home with antiques and decorative arts.”
Get advice on:
- How to furnish and decorate rooms with antiques
- Antiques furniture and carpet selection
- Recommend styles and periods
- Style a room with antiques and decorative arts
- Sourcing of unique / vintage objects and furniture
Book a video consultation
Katie is looking forward to help and talk to you.
1:1 video call
1:1 video call
If you and your expert hit it off during the consultation and you would like the expert to deliver mood boards, interior schemes, floor plans etc you can book the expert for a larger project after your consultation, as long as she/he has time. After your video call you will get the opportunity to order this kind of service.
What to expect from a video consultation?
Whether you want advise on styling and placement of antiques or decorative art or get advice on restoration, maintenance and upholstery tips, Katie is here to help you.
Show your space over video, prepare a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply talk and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.
The countless decisions of creating a home you love can be time-consuming and expensive. Talking to an Expert makes the process easier – and more fun!
How does a consultation work?
All consultations take place via video calls in Google Meet. Before your consultation, you will receive a calendar invitation with a link via email leading to your video meeting. In the meeting you will be able to show your home/room/garden and talk to your advisor and share your thoughts and concerns.
Should I prepare for my consultation?
Before your consultation, you will receive a guide from us that will clearly show you how to prepare in the best possible way. The best consultations are those where the customer has prepared and knows which questions they want answered.
Of course, your preparation can be as minimal or thorough as you feel is necessary to achieve your goals with the consultation. We suggest putting together a simple document or presentation that includes photos of the spaces you need help with and questions you want answered.
You will also be able to upload information like inspirational pictures, furniture that you like or floor plans/drawings. It is totally up to you what kind of information you want to upload. Your adviser will be able to review this information before the meeting with you.
If you have further questions about how to prepare, please contact us at email@example.com
How do I show my advisor my home?
As the meeting takes place via video (Google Meet) which you can use on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, the idea is that you film your space during the meeting so that the adviser can see and give advice directly.
Before the meeting, you will also be able to upload pictures and your questions so that the adviser can prepare. It is also possible to share images and other material with each other during the video meeting itself.
How do I pay for a consultation?
Payment is made securely by card when booking a consultation. Just like when you buy an item of clothing in a webshop.
Can I contact my booked advisor before the meeting and tell them what I want to talk about?
You will not be able to contact or discuss directly with your advisor before the consultation.
However, when you book your appointment, you can write a short note to your advisor and explain what you want to talk about. After booking your consultation, you will also have the opportunity to provide your expert with additional information about your project and your questions.
You will also be able to upload files (presentations, images, floor plans, etc.) that the advisor can look at before the consultation and that you can review together during your consultation.
Will the expert send me documents such as drawings and mood boards after the consultation?
Talk To is a service based around video consultations. A little bit like KRY and Mindler. This means that all communication with your Expert takes place during the meeting and no deliverables in the form of drawings or mood boards are sent to you afterwards.
If, on the other hand, you would like to order a larger project from your Expert, after the consultation, which means that the Expert will do work for you outside the platform, that is of course fine.