Built near Copenhagen in 1606 as a country summerhouse, the Dutch Renaissance-style Rosenborg Castle was the residence of Danish regents until 1710.
It was only used as royal residence twice, both during times of emergency. Through the centuries, the castle has seen several expansions, but the existing design dates back to 1624.
My visit was a lesson in history of antiques and decorative arts, and how they mirrored the passing of time and the fascinations of the very wealthy.
I often use the same trick when I do entire rooms or small vignettes. If I want dynamism, I disturb the symmetry by making one side heavier, but if I need to bring stillness to the space, I do a tight symmetrical arrangement. In small places, I like to play with light and shadow to create a mood.
I highly recommend that you visit the Rosenburg Castle and pay attention to high quality objects, decoration and craftsmanship. It is truly enlightening.
Øster Voldgade 4A,
1350 København, Denmark