Picture above found on – http://architectdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_26_archive.html
This lady was generally depicted draped across a “meridienne”. This is a type of day bed which we English speakers generally call a chaise-longue. Interesting, isn’t it, that we use a French phrase that the French themselves would probably not recognise?
Apart for the appeal of doing nothing more arduous than drape myself languorously over some sort of sofa in the salon, I love many elements of the room in that picture- the rugs, the colours, the paintings, the bookcase, the drapes, the view……….. this interior would look every bit as stylish now as it did then. Timeless.
Now, where can I find a carved black and gold harp?