Swedish mother-daughter team Karin and Liza Laserow draw on Karin’s 30 years of industry experience to inform their interior design firm and antique showrooms (there’s a New York location on Union Square and one in the sweetly rural Swedish town of Vollsjö). While the Laserows specialize in period antiques made between 1500 and 1850, their real talent is for finding comfortable, seamless ways to integrate those heirloom pieces into a more modern decorating style. Skeptics who need further proof of Karin’s serious chops can watch her in her role as the antiques expert in the Swedish TV series Trash or Treasure (Bytt är Bytt).