I spent a wonderful afternoon last week wandering around the Musée des Arts Décoratifs here in Lyon, and was very inspired by their furniture collection.
Sadly, I can't share images with you, as photos are not allowed to be taken (which is a very good idea, as flash simply destroys textiles), but I have started the upholstery for a Louis XV chaise à la reine.
You can see the basic flowing shape of the border, which will be filled out with leaves, and the stitch points where I will add roses. The centre motif is slightly off-centre, but I will balance that by adding more foliage.
Hopefully this piece won't take to long. It is a bit pink for my usual taste, and is not destined for Daviot House, but it is very Louis XV - they loved pink roses back then!