Given the impressive scale of the drawing room floor, the relatively modest quarters on the second floor, home to the Boudoir and Master Bedroom, may seem surprising. Most attention was lavished on the public rooms of the house because they were more likely to be seen by the visitors to the house and even by those passing by on the street outside.
An early nineteenth century bed seems high from the floor by modern standards. Bed steps are seen beside the bed: perhaps the origin of the phrase “climbing into bed”.
Bedrooms would in general be decorated in lighter tones than the principal rooms. The aim was to make those rooms light-hearted and comfortable.
ALSO ON THE SECOND FLOOR: