Edited by Johnraven on 1/5/2017, 23:45:17
On another note: Taste is of course highly personal but every time I see pictures of the interior of the ground floor of the Eikenhorst I am dumb struck by the 'ecclectic' style. Nothing seems to match, everything seems to clash. And It's not a matter of modern versus traditional but rather a total lack of - I have no other word - class. The library was the latest disaster area we got to see and my goodness what a mess! Could this room be a remnant of Christina and Jorge Guillermo's interiors, which were renownedly ugly as well. The library has crappy woodpanneling, shocking colour schemes. Just awful. I thought nothing could top those horrid table cloths on ( I hope antique) side tables, odd pastel wall colours in combination with 19th century ornamental furniture but I was dead wrong! I sincerely hope they invited a stylist / interior designer with a bit more class this time around for the private wing at Huis ten Bosch.
But I fear he or she will only translate what W-A and Maxima's tastes are.....
: The main block of the palace has historic
: interiors like the Orangehall, the Chinese
: and Japanese drawing rooms. They have been
: restored more recently.
: Im wondering if the king will take on his
: mother's office behind the green drawing
: room or if he's going to use another space.
: I would love to see the blue and green
: drawing rooms get a full refurbishment. I
: never liked the washed out blue colour and
: hope the room will get a stronger blue and
: they will choose to furnish it with the gild
: Louis XVI furniture from the green drawing
: room as that would fit the style of the
: mantle and other decorations better. The
: white and gild Louis XV furniture from he
: blue drawing room (now in the White Hall of
: Noordeinde Palace) could be used in the
: green drawing room. The drab muddy green
: used in that room should never return. It
: would look much better if it was replaced
: with a much brighter fresher green. The
: mantle in this room is from the era of
: William IV and Anne of Great-Brittain so the
: rococo style furniture would fit here
: It would be nice if the office behind it
: (used by Wilhelmina and Beatrix) would get
: the wall and ceiling paintings from Van der
: Aa now in the sitting room of the guest
: apartment in the right wing.
: Im not sure if they are considering to move
: the King's office to the second floor. That
: would leave the main floor of the central
: part fully for receiving guests and it might
: create a nice image if you have to go up the
: right staircase to enter the The Hague
: antechamber in use with the aide de camp.
: than go through the central ball
: room/audience room into the Wassenaar
: antechamber and turn right into the new
: office for the monarch above the green
: drawing room and with views of the park.
: However hearing His Majesty talk about
: loving direct access to the gardens i don't
: think that will happen.
: --Previous Message--
: Thanks for your reply and at first (when
: viewing the interview) I also thought he
: meant the private wing, but then I read your
: review here and watched the tv-interview
: once again (yesterday) which made me start
: doubting which part of the Palace the King
: really meant. Hence my remarks here, earlier
: this morning.
: Knowing Villa Eikenhorst only had its outer
: walls still standing and the whole inside
: was totally rebuilt at the time WA &
: Maxima wanted to make it their family-home I
: got the impression they were not afraid of
: turning a place upside-down which made me
: wonder about the present renovations of HtB.
: Thanks for re-assuring me anyway
: --Previous Message--
: Im assuming HM referred to the private
: (Wassenaar) wing when he spoke about their
: living quarters. The main block and
: guest/staff (The Hague) wing are being
: restored but i don't think the lay out of
: those parts of the palace will change much.
: When the private wing was renovated for
: Beatrix and Claus the lay out was changed as
: it has been changed several times since the
: wings were added in the 1730's. Beatrix used
: the paintings of Schouwman depicting the
: menagerie of Stadholder Willem V to be used
: in her private dining room. These hangings
: have been loaned to a museum and will return
: to the palace when the renovation is in a
: later stage.
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