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Reinette: The Decorating Scheme

This could probably be considered off-topic, so, really sorry if it's not allowed. Let me know and I will delete it.

I'm tackling the job of decorating my new studio apartment, and I thought it would be really fabulous to use a color scheme and decorations inspired by "Girl in the Fireplace," as well as Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. So, I thought I'd ask:

What sorts of items for decorating would you associate with Reinette or the episode itself?

It seems like the overall color scheme for the episode is sort of golden, so I've already picked out some gold sheets with regal-looking diamonds on them, but I'm having a hard time deciding how to express Madame de Pompadour in the rest of the flat.

I'm looking for both functional and decorative items that people feel might capture the style and tone of the episode, and Reinette herself.
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The golds of the episode is a fairly safe bet. When I think of this episode, one of the things that comes to mind is that clock on the mantle. I know the real Madame de Pompadour played harpsichord and surrounded herself with books and music from the era.

If you're having trouble, your best shot might be to look up Madame de Pompadour herself. I usually think of Reinette in that gold dress whenever I think of her at first. :)
I hope this isn't months too late. Madame de Pompadour was a great devotee of the Rococo style. There are many pictures of her reclining on chaise lounges and sitting at small wooden desks. She loved pinks, blues and green pastels;look at Sevres porcelain, and paintings of her clothes. They used a lot of fabric, heavy window dressings in silks and velvets, and the fabrics were richly patterned; damasks, embroidered silks and lots of trims. Mirrors and porcelain were ornate and gilded. Reinette was a patron of Sevres porcelain, a pack rat. You can get a lot of ideas from Boucher's paintings of her and the porcelain.