Colored renderings of the decorations of various rooms in London. Not aspirational decor exactly but you’d need a lot of money to get the same effect. George Aitchison Jr. RA, architect, maker (1825-1910).

Alternative elevation of the staircase well showing decoration, from designs for the interior decoration of 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London, for Sir Wilfrid Lawson M.P. 1879. British. Color drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-grosvenor-crescent-london-alternative-elevation-of-the-stai/posterid/RIBA4028.html?Action=Cookie
"Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square." 1870. British.
“Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square.” 1870. British. Watercolor on paper. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.pubhist.com/w20050
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Design for the decorative scheme for the Front Drawing Room, 15 Berkeley Square, London. 1873. British. Watercolour and oil on paper. Image © RIBA/ Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via
central chimneypiece in the smoking room
Designs for the interior decoration of 1 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London: central chimneypiece in the smoking room. 1893. Classical Revival. British. Exhibited with three other drawings for the interior decoration of the smoking room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1893. Colored drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-south-audley-street-mayfair-london-central-chimneypiece-in-/posterid/RIBA4034.html

Jugendstil era renderings of interior and exterior spaces by Austrian architect and designer Marcel Kammerer (1878-1959) with help from his friends on some of them.

Design for Bakolowits Söhne glassware shop, Vienna. 1911.
Design for Bakolowits Söhne glassware shop, Vienna. 1911. Pencil, black ink, color pencil, color washes and gouache on paper. Emil Hoppe, Marcel Kammerer, and Otto Schönthal , makers. © Estates of the artists. Fair use license. via https://www.drawingmatter.org/index/hoppe-kammerer-schonthal-design-glassware-shop-vienna-1911-dm-1953/#&gid=1&pid=1
"Grand hôtel Wiesler à Graz (Autriche), salle des fêtes." (design for a hotel restaurant). ca. 1912.
“Grand hôtel Wiesler à Graz (Autriche), salle des fêtes.” (design for a hotel restaurant). ca. 1912. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on tracing paper. Inscribed “AUS DEM FESTSAALE DES GRAND HOTEL WIESLER IN GRAZ” in black pencil. Marcel Kammerer, maker. Collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. © DR – RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski. Fair use license. via https://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/collections/catalogue-des-oeuvres/notice.html?no_cache=1&nnumid=93165&cHash=7610ae0c30
"Design for apartment building, Martinstrasse 17, Vienna." 1910.
“Design for apartment building, Martinstrasse 17, Vienna.” 1910. Pencil, black wash and gouache on paper.Emil Hoppe, Marcel Kammerer, and Otto Schönthal , makers. © Estates of the artists. Fair use license. via https://www.drawingmatter.org/sets/portfolios/architects-wagnerschule/
L. Köllner Shop Front, Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna." 1911.
“L. Köllner Shop Front, Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna.” 1911. Arch. Emil Hoppe, Marcel Kammerer, and Otto Schönthal, makers. © Estates of the artists. Fair use license. via https://www.tumblr.com/search/marcel%20kammerer
"Trabrennbahn (race track) Krieau, Vienna." 1919. E
“Trabrennbahn (race track) Krieau, Vienna.” 1919. Emil Hoppe, Marcel Kammerer & Otto Schönthal, makers. Estates of the artists. Fair use license. via https://www.tumblr.com/search/marcel%20kammerer

Still lifes, this time of food, not flowers by French realist artist Antoine Vollon (1833-1900). Starting out to do engravings, he taught himself to paint. A friend of Alexandre Dumas.

"Mound of Butter." 1875-1885. Oil on canvas.
“Mound of Butter.” 1875-1885. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antoine_Vollon_-_Mound_of_Butter_-_National_Gallery_of_Art.jpg
"Still Life with Fish and a Copper Jug." ca. 1860-1890. Oil on canvas.
“Still Life with Fish and a Copper Jug.” ca. 1860-1890. Oil on canvas. Image © Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/3133/still-life-with-fish-and-a-copper-jug
"Still life with Onions." ca. 1875-1880. Oil on canvas.
“Still life with Onions.” ca. 1875-1880. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Still_Life_with_Onions_by_Antoine_Vollon.jpg

“Cahier d’ecriture ~ et d’ornements dedié aux Elèves de la Visitation d’Ornans. Ornans: 18 July 1857.” Blank ornamental borders designed for use by the convent girls of the monastery of the order of the Visitation at Ornans in Eastern France. Probably meant to be used as models for notecards and letters. Probably destined for use as models for notecards and letters. Taken from the website of antiquarian bookseller Justin Croft.

Title page. 1857.
Title page. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Grape vines with leaves. 1857.
Grape vines with leaves. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Purple flowers.
Purple flowers. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Fruit.
Fruit. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Pink.
Pink. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/

Ladies from the 1830’s dressed to kill. French. Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet, artist (1791-1834). Mostly doing portraits, he also liked to sketch various national and military costumes.

La Duchesse de Berry dans son grand salon du pavillon de Marsan au palais des Tuileries , Paris, salon de 1827, Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonnet
“La Duchesse de Berry dans son grand salon du pavillon de Marsan au palais des Tuileries.” 1827. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2019/12/two-ladies-two-gentlemen.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&ut
Portrait with a tartan sash, presumably of a Scottish lady. No date.
Portrait with a tartan sash, presumably of a Scottish lady. No date. via http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/4/150/0/Painting/page/4522.html
"Queen Victoria when a Girl." Signed and dated 1832.
“Queen Victoria when a Girl.” Signed and dated 1832. Commissioned by King William IV. Image © Royal Collection trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/407006/queen-victoria-1819-1901-when-a-girl

The Alps from a century or so ago. Edward Theodore (E. T. ) Compton, artist. Living from 1849 to 1921, he was born in England but painted in Germany. A mountaineer, he climbed mountains when he wasn’t painting them.

"View of the Jungfrau." No exact date.
“View of the Jungfrau.” No exact date. Watercolor on paper. Auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1998. Source: Arsani AG Kunst für Alle. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Compton,_View_of_the_Jungfrau.jpg
Untitled work. No exact date.
Untitled work. No exact date. Source: Reinhold Messner, König Ortler. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Compton_Payerh%C3%BCtte_Ortler.jpg
Weisshorn. No exact date.
Weisshorn. No exact date. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://twitter.com/clayfjohnson/status/891217538125901824

Images from the now mostly forgotten 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne which was held in Paris, France when World War II was just a hop, skip and jump away.

USSR pavilion. 1937.
USSR pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. In the public domain in the United States and other countries where the copyright term is 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris-expo-1937-pavillon_de_l%27URSS-13.jpg
German pavilion. 1937.
German pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/
La Garderie d'Enfants. 1937.
La Garderie d’Enfants. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/
Great Britain and Canada Pavilion. 1937.
Great Britain and Canada Pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/