• Tales of a Hoboken Homeowner: Swift Morris Interiors {Design on Washington Street}

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    Uptown Washington Street is a resource somewhat untapped by HG lately– especially the 12th street block which has some new {and older!} businesses on it. After a lovely brunch at the Elysian Cafe on Saturday, perusing Washington Street seemed to be an easy follow-up plan. On the block {at 1208 Washington Street} was a small railroad-shaped shop called Swift Morris Interiors. I’ve passed by this spot many-a-time, but it was never open– so of course we had to go in!

     

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    Inside the shop, you might have adorable-stuff overload — but not in a bad way. There are a ton of trinkets and other pieces that I just LOVED.

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    Carol Swift is the creative force behind Swift-Morris Interiors which she founded in 1983 with English cabinet-maker Neil Morris. After doing a little research on her site {she wasn’t there when we stopped in!}, she seems to have a quite diverse artistic background including study with master glass blowers Joel Myers and Fritz Dreisbach and teaching at the American School in Mexico.

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    ^Isn’t the vintage Ferry Map-turned-plate just too fun!?

    While living abroad in Scotland and England, Carol worked at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh and at Hammersmith Studios in London. When she returned to New York, she became the antique buyer for Bloomingdales before starting Swift-Morris Interiors. Impressive resume! 

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    The space at 1208 Washington is one of Carol’s retail space {she also has one in Newport, Rhode Island} which has been around for about 10 years in Hoboken — filled with both hand-picked vintage pieces and new retail pieces. She also does interior design with private clients.

     Just loved these stone bookends:

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    And coasters galore — so unique. The shop has so many gift ideas and cute additions to any apartment.

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    Such a unique mix of furnishings and accessories, collected from a wide range of resources, old and new — which is the best part. The shop is filled with items that are used for design clients as well as walk-in customers, according to Carol’s assistant. Inside we found gifts to lamps to large furniture, as well as fabrics and wallpaper books, and endless catalogs of furnishings.

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    While I didn’t get to meet Carol during my visit, her assistant at the register was very sweet and helpful. The prices were on the expensive side, but definitely great for a gift or as part of a design inspiration. I think my favorite find in the store were these candle holders {can you say too chic!?}:

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    So much to discover, in a small little Hoboken railroad shop!

    Have you been to Swift Morris? What did you think?


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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