I’ve always had a weakness for Tudor-style houses. We had quite a few in the town I grew up in. This Tudor, which was built in 1928 and is featured in Traditional Home, looks surprisingly light and fresh, all decked out for Christmas. It was definitely not what I expected.
Giving an Old Tudor a Fresh Look
We’ve been seeing a lot of holiday decorating with lighter greens and white over the last few years, haven’t we? Seems to be a trend that’s here to stay.
The article says that the fireplace mantel is original to the house, but it’s been painted white. As much as I like the lightness of this room, I think a dark fireplace would be striking here:
I’ve never seen a television built into a kitchen island like this before, have you? Kind of interesting.
This zinc table is beautiful, but I wonder if it would feel cold on your arms in the morning when you’re drinking your coffee?
Lily has been asking me why I haven’t decorated my bedroom for Christmas, since she decorated hers with lots of lights everywhere, and a couple of little tabletop trees, and even a little stocking for our dog Maizie. The truth is that I’m exhausted from decorating all of the other rooms in the house and didn’t feel the need to do something in my room on top of everything else.
This pretty bedroom might change my mind, though…
I especially love this dark-wood fireplace in a corner of the room. Gorgeous! All I’d need is a big footstool and I’d be curled up in this corner all winter long:
To see many more beautiful photos of the house and get more information about it, visit Traditional Home (photos by Werner Straube; story by Candace Ord Manroe).