The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 1- Stromholm

If the Renaissance history is of interest to you, chances are you will love Baroque style.  It is a design style isn’t that commonly seen in magazines, because the antiques are harder to find.  If you are thinking about a design that is different and unique, this is certainly it!  Baroque style originated in the 1600s in Italy… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 1- Stromholm

The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 2 King Gustav Vasa

Gustav I of Sweden, born under the name Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496– 29 September 1560), was known one of the most powerful kings in Swedish history. Gustav was the son of a Swedish senator and of a noble family whom played a prominent part in aristocratic politics of 15th-century Scandinavia. He was raised in… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 2 King Gustav Vasa

The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 3 Skokloster & Steninge Palace

Swedish Skokloster Castle In the Baroque Style King’s Hall in Skokloster Castle, Sweden Steninge Palace, is called “Sweden’s most beautiful and perfect baroque building” Steninge, another palace located in Sweden stretches back to the 13th century. The palace has had countless owners; the Gyllenstierna (1649-1735) and von Fersen (1736-1839).  In 1667, Carl Gyllenstierna 1649-1723, inherited the Steninge… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 3 Skokloster & Steninge Palace

The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 4 – A Collectors Home

The Dienst’s Home A Baroque Wing Chair Upholstered In Gray Linen, sits beside a Baroque Chest In Sweden, the Middle Ages lasted for approximately 500 years, until Gustav I of Sweden seized power in 1523. Most all of the buildings were constructed out of timer, until the 12th century, where stone became the predominant building… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 4 – A Collectors Home

The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 5 Add Color

The Dienst’s home is an excellent example of a home decorated around the Baroque themes with a distinct Scandinavian design. The Baroque styles originate in Italy so most commonly we see examples of this style from that region, but rarely from the north or the south or any other region for that matter. In addition, the… Continue reading The Romantic Baroque Style: Part 5 Add Color