There are many decorative buildings that I would like to see, one of them is Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. I should be in Stockholm next month and am rather excited that there just may be a chance to visit the palace.
When I moved to my present home in the mid 1990 I knew that I wanted a room based on 18th cenury Swedish Interiors...I got two.
The kitchen features our FS4 Tree of Life stencil on the walls. The design is based on Chinoiserie style walls in a dressing room at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre.
The colours were earthy which is in keeping with the original; however Chinoiserie painted walls were often brightly coloured as this version of the same stencil design shows.
The other room in our home that was inspired by the Gustavian era was a bedroom and I used floral stencils from our range called Garden Room Stencils. I painted it in 1997.
This room still exists at the moment and can be seen on our tours of Stocksfield Hall and on our stencil day class. The repeating stencil pattern on the floor and the fireplace is BW25. The flowers are from The Garden Room collection and the border stencil that frames them is ER16 a Laurel Border.
The first picture in this post is a collage that I made from images of the walls in a dressing room at Drottningholm Palace Theatre I found the pictures on Pinterest but I think a couple of them originated in World Of Interiors magazine.
My forthcoming visit to Sweden will be very short but if you have a recommendation that is a 'must see' please share it, I hope to enjoy a longer visit in the future