The lady will receive her friends in her salon for tea or to discuss her latest favorite books. She may share new philosophical thoughts while enjoying this bourgeois surrounding. It is her privilege to choose the subject of discussion in her personal salon. I feel reassured in such an interior. It combines both warm colours and classical references such as the wall covering pattern and the ancestor portrait. There is such comfort in remembering that generations before us sat together just like we do now. The harmony between time past and now is reinforced by the symbols we find in the Tree of Life rug.