Last year House Beautiful featured this 1930s Beverly Hills Tudor updated and decorated by interior designer Betsy Burnham. We didn’t get to see the exterior of the house in the article, though, so I was interested to see it in her portfolio, along with other rooms they hadn’t included. Take a look!
Here’s how the staircase looked in the article, which writer David A. Keeps opened by asking, “How do you get away with a lavender foyer in a 1930s Beverly Hills Tudor?”
Burnham responded: “Sometimes you have to push people out of their comfort zone. A Tudor can be so dark, it’ll bring you down. It’s blasphemy to paint the wood white, but it changes everything, makes it so much friendlier, approachable, and Californian.”
I was surprised by how much lighter the foyer looked in the photos on her website:
I prefer the lighter walls that are closer to gray. Wonder if they were repainted before/after the photo shoot or were darkened digitally to look more dramatic?
Here’s how the living room looked in HB:
On her website this photo more clearly shows the two separate seating areas and the way she divided them with that console table and tall lamps:
This bedroom designed for a teenage girl popped up all over Pinterest and the blogosphere after the article came out. Everyone wanted the Katie Ridder Leaf wallpaper:
I searched for the article on the House Beautiful website to no avail. I would have loved to have linked directly to it so you could read more. Why are so many magazine websites difficult to find stuff on?
It would be such a luxury to have a closet and dressing room like this…although my jeans, t-shirts, and Skechers wouldn’t look quite as glamorous through the glass as the homeowner’s designer wardrobe. Ha.
Built-in display cabinets and shelves in the house were painted dark blue:
I like the tall windows, the vaulted and beamed ceilings, and the built-in shelves in the eating area and hearth room off the kitchen.
Looks like a sunny spot to eat and hang out with the family in.
So much of the house is gray, blue, and lavender, that I was surprised by this shade of green in the butler’s pantry:
I love that she has a chihuahua named Nina Garcia! Thanks to Enjoli for directing me to Burnham’s website. Photos by Amy Neunsinger.
P.S. If You’re Hooked on Updated Tudors: