I bought this French Rococo inspired frame on ebay intending to use it for another antique textile from my collection, then I discovered that the tapestry within was French, older than I had thought it was and in perfect accent colours.
Our grandest room at the French village house is the sitting room. I base this on the fact that it is the only room in house with (1) an inset window and a decorative oak window ledge and (2) The rustic tree-beam holding up the room above is boxed in here.
However, “grand salon” it is not.
So, can we get away with making a feature of this huge, dramatic (three feet in diameter) piece in a fairly low key room? Why not….?
My tastes are shifting, would not even think of hanging tapestries in UK
Below, two more reasons why I like to rock the round on my walls