The Master Bedroom
Given the impressive scale of the drawing room floor, many visitors are surprised with the relatively moderate quarters here on the third floor, home to the Boudoir and Master Bedroom. 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 passer by on the street outside.
An early nineteenth century bed seems high from the ground by modern standards. Bed steps are on display 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 welcoming.