The beloved movie, The Sound of Music is not only a classic because of the lovely story, the beautiful music and on-location filming, but the amazing Von Trapp mansion which lends the perfect atmosphere of dignity and grandeur. I just love to look at the rooms in this house (it is a real house, and not a set) and I thought you might as well. Not only The Sound of Music house, but other houses decorated in the same Gustavian style.
|Lake view of the house|
This view of the house is actually a different mansion from the house in the front view. This is Schloss Leopaldskron, a rococo castle on Leopaldskron Teich, a man-made lake.
|Maria's bedroom with the infamous curtains|
|The family room|
Christopher Plummer could croon to me any day...I have a major crush on him!
|View from the courtyard into the house|
|I am not sure which room in the house this is, but you can see more of the furniture.|
This is the one room that looks more French than Swedish.
|Gustav III, 1746-1792|
If you think that Gustavian decor looks a lot like French interiors, there is a reason for that: Gustav was influenced by French design, and later by Italian and this is clearly seen in the line of the furnishings. During this period of Gustav's reign, there was a backlash against the lavish Rococo period. Swedish interiors are far more simple; there is an emphasis on light colors and this is to counteract the feeling of gloom in that part of the world.
I have to say that I LOVE this design style, the lightness of it, the simplicity. Here are a few examples of some beautiful Gustavian inspired interiors.
|Swedish antiques with the classic light palette.|
|Swedish country kitchen|
|Garden dining room with a fantastic Swedish clock. I want one someday!|
|I wonder how the VanTrapp children would look in Belgian linen?|
|This room is inspired. Everything whitewashed and hand painted; it is filled to the brim with antiques.|
|Almost everything in this home is an antique.|
|Another gorgeous clock.|