The chief reception room of the Belgian Suite on the ground floor of the front garden where President Obama and his wife Michelle will reside during their State visit – Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is world renowned as the official London Residence of Britain’s royal family. With 775 rooms including 52 royal and guest bedrooms and 78 bathrooms, we have long wondered how this home was decorated! Of course today it is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch – the Palace is also a venue for Royal ceremonies and events. But it was once a home, a place of residence with real people living in it.
After researching we found lovely pictures showing furnishings and decorations of priceless works and antique furniture. This English home has an original sense of style and all things proper. Full of historic relics we can appreciate the architecture and décor.
The rooms are glorious and large and each one with its own personality. We were thrilled to once again come across rooms featuring pieces of furniture reminiscent to those we purchased for the purpose of using during our catalog photo shoot. Each scene we create eludes elegance and class – we have to set the tone for our beautiful sheets – and now we’ll show you how to achieve the look of the royal palace!
Schweitzer Linen sells luxurious lifestyles for less than our counterparts. One of the reasons we collect antiques is because they are works of art and unique and they pair well with our hand embroidered or exclusive printed sheets. We believe everything we produce in bedding and tableware will become antique because they are hand crafted and made by artisans from all over the world.
You can get a high end look like those featured in magazines and historic homes with key pieces, beautiful accents or traditional furnishings. When designing a room the end result should always look elegant and not too fussy. In this blog we are focused on designer rooms which you can replicate easily with some of our antiques, this blog is “The Look for Less.”
Most consumers to not have time to painstakingly shop for furniture or design a room, this is why you hire a decorator. But add the costs of a designer with the cost of furniture and it can blow the roof of your budget. One way to save on consultation and focus on presentation is to look at pictures or take a tour of a historic home. Whether you do your research on line or the old fashion way… reading a book, you’ll find a ton of inspiring rooms.
Another way to save is to browse our growing collection of antiques from all over the world. We know they are museum quality pieces and can easily duplicate the look of these rooms at a fraction of the cost!
We picked some rooms with outstanding furniture and beautiful layouts. The Clarence House in London is open and bright and the perfect room to highlight our own mahogany round table. This one piece may be the only item you’ll need, but luckily we have several pieces to complete the look!
The Clarence House: it was the London home of Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002
If you are looking to start an antique collection you can now look to Schweitzer Linen as a source for one-of-a-kind pieces which are true antiques. And a few which are “near” antique.
It’s important to do your homework and research the value and history of an item.
Did you know that by law a TRUE antique has to be at least 100 years old?
Finding the perfect antique for a room is like pairing the perfect accessory to make an outfit complete. The right antique can pull together the look of a room together without a lot of fuss. For the past year we have been traveling the globe in search of timeless antiques to pair with our exquisite bed linens. In France we found many exquisite pieces which we incorporated into our catalog photo shoot, you will find one in every picture! They were the perfect showpiece to compliment our beds in both color and design. Tasteful pieces you will instantly notice when browsing our catalog. We are making some of the pieces available exclusively to Schweitzer Linen customers to carry over the look of elegance into your home. We have featured four different pieces here all made in France in style Boulle – extremely sought after and the perfect introduction to owning your first antique. Remember you don’t have to be an expert in antiques to buy these pieces – you just need to have good taste and an eye for design.