Plush curtains and sectional sofas add glamour to this room.
"Exotic but not over the top," says The Aesthete — anonymous author of the now-defunct Aesthete's Lament blog — of the Windsors' Chinese-and-seraglio-inspired space in Paris, France. It was decorated by Stephane Boudin in the late 1930s. "The diamond-quilted silk curtains are plush, the button-tufted sectionals are swell for relaxing with a cocktail, and the spidery bamboo furniture lightens up the bulk of the upholstery," he adds.
See the rest of The Aesthete's inspirations in our Historical Interior Design photo gallery.