I’m sitting on my bed as I write this post, and I can’t help but look around and notice the stark contrast between my simple surroundings and those created for the French Queens and Empresses.
While I don’t have what you’d call extravagant tastes, it’s easy for me to imagine spending my days amongst such lavishness.
Just. Look. At. This. Room.
The bed was made for Marie Antoinette but it didn’t arrive until after The Revolution (we all know how that ended) so, sadly, she never got to see it.
Imagine waking up so see that beautiful canopy above your head. I open my eyes and look at an ugly popcorn ceiling.
The chandelier cornice is intricately decorated with flowers, fleur-de-lis, random half naked figures and chubby cupids at its centre.
Next to the Queen’s bedchamber was a boudoir made especially for Marie Antoinette. It served to give her a bit of privacy from the prying eyes of the Court.
The parquet floor is gorgeous. Notice the monogram at the centre? I think the floor is my favourite part of the entire room, which says a lot since it’s chock full of beautiful features.
It’s fun to imagine living there but practicality eventually kicks in and I wonder how long it takes to dust.
And on that note, I’ve got to get started on Spring cleaning.