Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Inspired Tuesday: Vintage 'Marie Antoinette' wallpaper

Introducing Inspired Tuesday: a day to share anything and everything inspired by Marie Antoinette and her world.

[image credit: Gent, Design Museum/© KIK-IRPA, Bruxelles (X047580)]

This lovely illustration is a detail from a vintage Bon Teint wallpaper, circa 1920-1930, titled 'Marie Antoinette au Petit Trianon.' The Marie Antoinette was certainly in vogue during the 1920s and 1930s, and the juxtaposition of the quaint hamlet in the background with the fancy voluminous gowns of Marie Antoinette and her ladies seems like the perfect touch for the walls of a sitting room or parlor. I haven't been able to find a full image of the wallpaper, but I think it's safe to say it was a repeating toile design.

What would be the perfect room in your home for this charming (if dated) wallpaper?

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