When i’ve seen pics over the years, I used to assume the gold and Louis XIV style was just a show area. Kind of like the formal living room at your great grandmothers that hasn’t actually been used since 1950. The rest of the place must be a comfortable (probably very nice) normal home. Who could actually relax in a morgue like environment as in the pics?
But maybe all of it IS decorated that way. What do you think?