The Stone Parlor is definitely the most extravagant place in the palace. This is where cocktails are mixed and champagne flows freely. It's where you have Afternoon Tea in front of the fireplace and hang out after dinner.
The largest hall in the palace is named Stensalen, the Stone Parlour. It has got its name from the beautiful lime stone floor from the Swedish island Öland. When the palace was built they put the stone on a layer of sand to make it smooth and even, but after 350 years the sand is not so even any more... Redoing the floor is out of the question though as the sand and stone weighs over 2000 kg, shifting all this weight could potentially destabilize the entire palace.
The portrait of Lord Oliver Cromwell above the fireplace has an interesting story. It was sold by the trustee Birger Strid following the death of Axel Wenner-Gren and thought to be gone forever. The Hartwig family, who lived in the palace in the 70’s, were dedicated to finding and retrieving as many of the lost antiques as they could. One evening the Hartwig family was watching The Persuaders, with roger Moore and Tony Curtis, on TV and saw the portrait in one of the scenes. They immediately called the BBC who sold it back to Häringe Palace.
By the windows is a painting of Gustav Horn who built this palace in 1657. Next to Horn is King Gustav II Adolf, the woman is unknown. The scene is probably taking place in Germany since it was only there the two gentlemen ever met. There is an historical error in the painting that reveals that it is not from the 15th century; kings did not wear the blue ribbon until the age of King Gustav III, i.e. by the end of the 16th century.
Above the doors are motives painted by Flemish artists in the 16th century.