the art of life

bonjour tout le monde! what’s happening in your universe? i hope your day was good and productive and that spring is in the air teasing you.  i had big plans to post tonight but came across this shot that i love on so many levels and had to just post it alone. i like the idea of taking a masterpiece and enlarging it to this extent. to live with such color, magnificence and grandeur by just covering one wall. and your room can be a mess and still look great! well i’m cutting out. early to bed c’est soir, can’t wait. bonne nuit!

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‘England’s Glemham Hall features 18th and 18th Century art pieces enlarged to cover the walls – This room features Portrait of Baroness James de Rothschild (1848) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.  Photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, April 2011.’

April 13, 2011. art, Decorating, Photography, Pink, postaday2011.


  1. starrydeborah replied:

    ohhh la la, tres wonderful!

  2. Smalltown Mom replied:

    She’s lovely.

  3. Paris Hotel Boutique replied:

    Now THIS is amazing! LOVE it and want it in my house!!

  4. Anthony replied:


  5. aliveincolorado replied:

    She captures my imagination. Such presence! Love it. I am decorating my humble little kitchen in Colorado with things that seem French Country to me. Come see!

  6. Heather replied:

    It is really quite wonderful….how do they do it?

  7. merillion replied:

    And her face just tells you that she’s thinking of something delightful!

  8. magpie replied:

    Her complexion is divine. And, no doubt, true to life! Maybe it was not just rumor that the ladies of the 18th century bathed in milk.

  9. Nita@ModVintageLife replied:

    This image is amazing!!!!


    Fantastique !

    fay x

  11. Acquired Objects replied:

    While I don’t think I could live with the fair lady she certainly makes a statement in that room!

  12. Carina replied:

    Wow! Beautiful indeed.

  13. TimbarikaDoll replied:

    That would be amazing to have on a wall, so grand and beautiful!! Love it xx

  14. Lelanie replied:

    Wow! That is truly beautiful. I love the use of proportion. And the nude scheme… simply stunning!

  15. Naomi replied:

    I just found your blog today. I loved the pictures on the posts. Now it is already late and I had to tell myself I need to stop and go sleep.

    All my nice vibs for you and congratulations for your lovely blog.

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