Saturday 20 October 2012

    castle pretty in germany

     

    This pic inspires me to want to brave the German winter to enjoy the beauty of a castle perched atop a hill, dusted in the softest shade of alabaster white snow!

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    * a lesson in german terminology : there are burgs – meaning fortresses or castles, & schlosses, meaning castles or palaces.

    Tip from This is Glamorous ~ if you wish to stay within a castle during your visit to Germany, see Schlosshotel Hugenpoet & Hotel Castle Liebenstein.

    {Source: This is Glamorous}

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    Wednesday 19 January 2011

    Castle dreaming

     

    Turebyholm Castle, Denmark.

    There is a little part of my me that will always dream of living in a castle!

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away a castle awoke from its slumber, shook its traditional roots and decided it wanted to be thoroughly modern. Well almost. A fairytale castle always has to be just a little bit fairytale.  desire to inspire

    Modern take on a traditional home.

    Katrine Martensen-Larsen of KML Design always finds the most wonderful places.

    With a clear sense of style and true respect for the architecture, Winnie Mølsgaard and her husband Eigil have decorated Turebyholm Castle – a small rococo castle from 1754. The home is a refreshing blend of art deco and modern Italian furniture design, alongside antique pieces, hand printed silk wallpapers and original chandeliers. However, it is the serenity and the stunning landscape that Winnie Mølsgaard mentions, when we ask her to describe life in these enviable historic settings.

    Photograph: Kira Brandt
    Words/styling: Katrine Martensen-Larsen

    {Images via KML Design}


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    Sunday 2 January 2011

    my Castle is my Home

     

    Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg,

    the Danish royal couple share inside the renovations of their new home,

    and the six years it took to get things how they wanted.

    I hope we get to see some pics after the boxes are unpacked!

    Crown Prince Frederik noted that the refurbished rooms are a combination of contemporary design with an antique touch, modern art was painted on the walls next to Rococo style doors that have golden designs:

    The interesting thing about modern art to provoke dialogue,” The refurbished rooms combine respectfully restored antiques with contemporary design and historical works of Danish artist with Modern Art, said Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

    Being a modern couple, we have modern interests, so we try to reconcile this with the tradition, said Crown Prince Frederik. “About the renovation, we have decided to include contemporary art.”

    Amalienborg Palace, built in the elegant style of the European Rococo, was modernized for about 30 million €. Since 1828, the so-called Frederik VIII’s Palace in a royal possession and served before the renovation only as a winter residence. The palace is home to the Danish Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary, and their children.

    {Images via German Vogue. To view photographs of the royal family in-situ, visit my previous post.}

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