Monday, July 7, 2014

Royal encounter with Dutch design

'Royal Showpieces, a royal encounter with Dutch design’ is one of the current exhibitions at royal palace Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn. In five historic interiors the taste of past royals is shown next to contemporary Dutch design.

The palace itself is amazing. It´s so large, with many large and small rooms all decorated with beautiful items. Look at the texture of the fabric of this canopy bed for example.

Below you see two dresses by Dutch fashion designer Jan Taminiau. The one in the front has an endless amount of tiny grey beads and was worn by queen Máxima.

Amongst all the grandeur we enjoyed the many beautiful, large arrangements of fresh flowers. After visiting the exhibition and another one on 'Grace Kelly, princess & style icon' we strolled through the palace gardens and park.

It was a lovely day.