It’s going to be a royal week on Interiorator! I finally got around to visiting the Royal Showpieces exhibition at Het Loo Palace in the town of Apeldoorn this weekend. Paleis Het Loo, as it is known in Dutch, was a residence of our royal family from the 17th century until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. It has been a museum since the 1980’s – which is probably also the last time I had been there now that I think of it. The Dutch Baroque architecture of Het Loo and its beautiful interior are reasonenough to pay the palace a visit. If you’re lucky enough to go there before June 29, 2014 you can also visit the excellent Royal Showpieces exhibition. It features works from a wide range of Dutch designers so there’s something for everyone.
Personal favorite was the “Flowers of the Palace” room and I’m sure you understand why when you see the pictures. This room features an installation by decorators Florian Seyd and Ueli Signer of The Wunderkammer that consists of hundreds of real peonies, anemones, roses and apple blossom flowers suspended from the ceiling. Totally amazing stuff – and let’s not forget that stunning German porcelain chandelier in the center of the room.
Stay tuned for part two of Royal Showpieces – it should be online some time on Wednesday.