About Us

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Sometimes we need to look back to see the way forward and objects and pieces with a history and meaning can give us a confidence and comfort in our present and our future that isn’t there with purely new items.

We created Bowden Knight so that more people can source decorative antiques to design spaces and places with style and soul. With Mia’s background in Interior Design and Tanya’s in Antiques along with a longstanding friendship it was an easy partnership to form.

Sometimes you don’t have the time, or the immediate inspiration to find what you need.

Sometimes you just don’t know what amazing pieces are available in your budget range.

For those times, we’re there.

We love doing this!

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Mia Bowden Preston

As an Interior Designer I have grown to love and appreciate the craftsmanship and longevity of Antique furniture and the personality it brings to a room.

WHICH THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Calm, Intuitive, Happy.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
A picture of my 3 gorgeous children, an array of lotions and potions and an ever growing stack of books.

WHAT’S INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW?
Old Brass occasional tables, there isn’t an interior they don’t work with.

WHICH INTERIOR ACCESSORY CAN’T YOU RESIST?
Mirrors … small, tall, round or oval … the older the better!

SUMMER FOR ME …
Flinging open the doors and making the most of the long evenings.

HOW DO YOU RELAX?
We are lucky enough to live near the New Forest and not too far from the beach so when the weekend comes I’m usually planning an excursion to one or the other!

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Tanya Knight

I have always been inspired by antiques and this has lead to a passion for seeking out unique alternatives to the High Street.

WHICH THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Fun, Friendly and Positive.

SUMMER FOR ME …
Eating al fresco and enjoying the summer sunsets.

WHAT IS INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW?
We have come across a lot of Antique photographs lately, and I am intrigued by the back story … so fascinating.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
A huge stack of unread out of date magazines, Spitalfield London Scented candle and an antique wooden pot full of bits and bobs.

WHICH INTERIORS ACCESSORY CAN’T YOU RESIST?
A vase, I have loads.

HOW DO YOU RELAX?
The beach, come rain or shine you always feel better after a trip to the beach.