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Old 01-24-2021, 09:39 AM
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Here we have a look inside the home of Queen Maxima and King W-A.

I don't know what residence.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsRVf9EW...jpg&name=large

It is a mix of what is to be expected from an old house and a royal residence, in regards to the paintings and the wallpaper. The house is being respected.
But it is also a room that is being used.
This is not Queen Maxima looking her best in very neat and orderly surroundings. This is Queen Maxima at work!

The table and chairs. Nothing special. Probably good quality and expensive though. Appropriate for a secondary dining room.

The clock on the fireplace is to drool over.
And is that an electric "hygge-candle" I spot on the mantel piece?

Carpet is neutral and fits the room.

And now we come to the chandelier. It's an... eeh... it's an acquired taste.
The Christmas decoration is still in place, I see. Complete with cones and cherubs I think they are.

A functional room, that is alive, because it is used.
I have once read that the colourful chandelier of Venetian (Murano) crystalware was a purchase by Queen Sophie born Princess of Württemberg. Her marriage to King Willem III detoriated so that the couple started to live in separate residences. In 1855 Queen Sophie was given Huis ten Bosch at her disposal and she had redecorations done to make the place to her taste. (Since 1795 Huis ten Bosch had not been used as permanent residence).

By the way: this is not part of the private apartments but once was the room for the weekly Secretarie under Queen Beatrix. The royal family has a glass construction attached to one of the wings. It is there where they have a modern apartment. We have never seen images of it.
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Old 01-24-2021, 06:33 PM
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We had an insight into the interior style of the Cambridge's from the photos released at Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace. Its traditional as I expected and a style I personally favour.

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Old 01-25-2021, 04:51 AM
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Its traditional as I expected and a style I personally favour.

https://images.app.goo.gl/w9TVwb8fGZ5eTe3U8

Yep, a style well to like... But: There is the political aspect of monarchy - That the royals have to be, yeah..., important for the society, what means in certain aspects popular.

So, popular: Whom like folks more? Those perfect types or those with the little edges, which "live and learn" and develop? I tend to say, the latter. At least I do.

And the style of the Cambridges is boringly noble and oldish royal. No experiments, albeit William is not even (and I hope for a long time, since I am a fan of the Queen) Crown Prince. He does not have to be this way! He is still young. He can experiment...

But he does not have to, this is true, too!
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:24 AM
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I have once read that the colourful chandelier of Venetian (Murano) crystalware was a purchase by Queen Sophie born Princess of Württemberg. Her marriage to King Willem III detoriated so that the couple started to live in separate residences. In 1855 Queen Sophie was given Huis ten Bosch at her disposal and she had redecorations done to make the place to her taste. (Since 1795 Huis ten Bosch had not been used as permanent residence).

By the way: this is not part of the private apartments but once was the room for the weekly Secretarie under Queen Beatrix. The royal family has a glass construction attached to one of the wings. It is there where they have a modern apartment. We have never seen images of it.
Duc_et_Pair, I now wonder if the exquisite colorful glass chandelier is possibly part of the redecoration that dates back to Queen Sophie. I had mentioned my fondness for it only a few posts back.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:07 AM
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And the style of the Cambridges is boringly noble and oldish royal. No experiments, albeit William is not even (and I hope for a long time, since I am a fan of the Queen) Crown Prince. He does not have to be this way! He is still young. He can experiment...
It could also be described as more traditional, which of course is not to everyone's tastes.

The Cambridge's have their own style and I see no need for them to keep up with the Euro Jones just to be seen as popular.
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Old 02-07-2021, 11:42 AM
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Royal Personal Interior Decoration

Anne and Timothy’s livingroom
https://www.instagram.com/p/CK9j8ubF...=1nt9vqpsky714

Pavlos and Marie-Chantal’s home
https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4NOG5F...d=zgs6kl0wty1l
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:10 PM
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The Princess Royal's looks lived in unlike the Pavlos and Marie-Chantal’s ubber glossy magazine look.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:37 PM
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Two very different homes!

Marie-Chantal and Pavlov's home is neat and airy and light, but it does lack warmth. That's the first impression I get.
The overall furnishing seems bought and paid for in my eyes. It's a little too neatly arranged for my taste.

Anne's living room however is the completely opposite. It's a little messy, a little too cluttered for my taste, but it's warm and lived in. It's a home, a den.
Even what must be presumed to be a former TV-cabinet still serves a function.

There is one little thing that does annoy me, and I know it's current fashion; using books as decoration on tables. It must be my past as a bookbinder that sets in here: Books are not for decoration, they are for being read.
Books should not be stacked on tables and what not for show, they should be treated with respect and placed on bookshelves.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:45 PM
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Give me Anne's any day, I'd much rather have a warm cosy room that I may have to tidy rather than MC and Pavlos' all style/hotel like interior that lacks warmth.


I don't mind books on tables it it encourages people to read them...and some books are designed for tables rather than book cases.
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:40 PM
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Give me Anne's any day, I'd much rather have a warm cosy room that I may have to tidy rather than MC and Pavlos' all style/hotel like interior that lacks warmth.

Agree 100% I can just imagine Anne's room with the dogs lying infront of the fire.

The home of Pavlos and Marie Chantal is just for show like most aspects of their social media lives.
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Old 02-13-2021, 12:39 PM
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M&F's working residence is pretty wellknown by now, but sometimes they add a little detail: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLL9mMWgw3a/

At the renovation of Frederik VIII mansion at Amalienborg, a number of contemporary artworks were incorporated in restoring the interior to its original looks around 1830. Here we see an example of where it really works, when you add furnitures. (There are other rooms where it IMO doesn't work though.)
The light conference table with the gold trimmings match the gold trimmings on the doors and panels and is a good contrast to the painting on the wall.
But as always it's in the details. The chandelier is seriously cool!
Light, airy and in line with the style of the room. It works! So the chandelier gets a from me.
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Old 02-13-2021, 12:50 PM
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M&F's working residence is pretty wellknown by now, but sometimes they add a little detail: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLL9mMWgw3a/


The light conference table with the gold trimmings match the gold trimmings on the doors and panels and is a good contrast to the painting on the wall.
But as always it's in the details. The chandelier is seriously cool!
Light, airy and in line with the style of the room. It works! So the chandelier gets a from me.
Sorry Muhler, this is the private dining room. The Christmas greeting was also in this room.

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Old 02-13-2021, 01:04 PM
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Sorry, Muhler, this is the private dining room. The Christmas greeting was also in this room.

https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/cope...lace-gdk414483
Oh yes. The conference room is the one with the psychedelic ceiling. Groovy.

I'm glad we don't have a psychedelic ceiling in our bedroom, or I'd be heading for San Francisco within a month!
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler01/ht...caleAfter=crop
It's not that I don't like it. It just not for every room!

But the private staircase is seriously stylish!
I've never really noticed the geometric patterns on the walls before, caused by the light. A neat little touch.
https://berlingske.bmcdn.dk/media/ca...enborg_jpg.jpg
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Some little discreet details on the walls here and there would be nice to break the sternness though. Wonder what they have put up?
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:11 PM
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Oh yes. The conference room is the one with the psychedelic ceiling. Groovy.

I'm glad we don't have a psychedelic ceiling in our bedroom, or I'd be heading for San Francisco within a month!
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler01/ht...caleAfter=crop
It's not that I don't like it. It just not for every room!
I read somewhere, that the psychedelic ceiling was originally meant to be a psychedelic wall but Frederik wanted it in the ceiling...
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:31 PM
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I read somewhere, that the psychedelic ceiling was originally meant to be a psychedelic wall but Frederik wanted it in the ceiling...
Well, he got his psychedelic wall - or whatever it is - and the less said about that, the better.

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It's not healthy to look at that wall after downing a few schnapps !
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Sorry but I'm not a fan of the psychedelic ceiling and my current thoughts are of how I'd love to white wash it
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I read somewhere, that the psychedelic ceiling was originally meant to be a psychedelic wall but Frederik wanted it in the ceiling...
Thanks to Nordic and Muhler for bringing to attention the artwork at Frederik VIII's Palace. I am finding out this was part of the 2009 renovation in what is now the Crown Prince family's home.
The ceiling in the CP Frederik's meeting room has really caught my eye. I found a brief video with CP Frederik explaining the artwork. https://m.facebook.com/detdanskekong...7493209138679/
"When you look up at the ceiling in HRH The Crown Princess' meeting room, your eyes are captured by a colorful painting created by the artist Eske Kath. The special ceiling painting of a sky in rupture after stormy weather is today selected works of art in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg."
See photos and read more about the inspiration behind the motif on the Royal House's Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzzywidg_IF/Video: The Royal House ©
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:32 AM
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M&F's working residence is pretty wellknown by now, but sometimes they add a little detail: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLL9mMWgw3a/

At the renovation of Frederik VIII mansion at Amalienborg, a number of contemporary artworks were incorporated in restoring the interior to its original looks around 1830. Here we see an example of where it really works, when you add furnitures. (There are other rooms where it IMO doesn't work though.)
The light conference table with the gold trimmings match the gold trimmings on the doors and panels and is a good contrast to the painting on the wall.
But as always it's in the details. The chandelier is seriously cool!
Light, airy and in line with the style of the room. It works! So the chandelier gets a from me.
Thanks for "enlightening" me to the renovation history. I especially like this room and agree. The glass/crystal candelabra is gorgeous as well as the wall painting.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLL9mMWgw3a/

This article details the restoration of colors chosen based on the original colors found as they uncovered the layers of paint since 1828. The wall mural painted by Kaspar Bonnen in the dining room is reflective of the restoration itself.
https://www.kongernessamling.dk/en/a...erik-8s-palae/
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:24 AM
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The restoration of the colors of such an old house must be a wet dream come true for any self-respecting painter.

It's interesting so much we have learned about medieval colors too in recent years.
I believe a room, used by the kings in medieval times, at Dover Castle that has been restored to how it looked back then.
It was much more warm, and much more decorated and with pretty garish colors, than we previously believed when looking at the forbidding, gloom castles in movies.

Also when looking at the castles from the outside. Today most appear stone-grey. But many castles were covered in lime, giving a pastel cover. Pale pink or blue being well-liked colors. Of course in our time, a masculine thing like a castle, can't possibly be pinkish.
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