Saturday, February 28, 2009

I think Marie Antoinette would have liked this bath ~ it is a French slipper bath which I had custom painted in powder pink. I also teamed carrrara marble tiles and benchtops in this bathroom to create a very elegant 18th century style bathroom
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Designers Guild bed definitely Marie Antoinette style!

This bed by Designers Guild is one of my favourites ~ it has a very Marie Antoinette style feel to it with the padded and buttoned head and end. Also, the gorgeous plush bedlinen and fat pillows.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

I baked these cupcakes with my daughter Georgiana ~ we had great fun! I was wondering about the pronunciation of "Georgiana" in "The Duchess" film as it was pronounced as "Jor Jayna". My Georgiana was named after the Duchess of Devonshire and of course, "Miss Georgiana Darcy" of "Pride and Prejudice" and I believe it was pronounced in Regency times the same as it is today ~ so I am querying the authenticity of that pronunciation in the film. Was that how it would have been pronounced?
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This is exquisite ~ imagine how much work was involved in creating these masterpieces. When I was at Versailles the tour guide commented that they very rarely washed their hair and that Marie Antoinette introduced regular bathing at the court of Versailles. Is this correct?
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I love this image from the Marie Antoinette film - the fan is gorgeous as is the hat.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hello World here comes M.A. the 2nd!

This is my first posting on my brand new blog site! I have a passion and an obsession for 18th century history, art, architecture and culture. I am an interior designer who would actually love to have been in the thick of interiors during this time. Vaux le Vicomte followed by Versailles are my loves and I would think being Charles le Brun's apprentice would be manner from heaven!

I am very new at this and very excited at finally being able to mix with like-minded souls. I have an affinity with the past particularly this period in history. I look forward with anticipation to the fun and frivolity of an 18th century repertoire!
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