“I want no white walls.” With those five words, Kati Curtis Design had its Tudor home interior design directive and began the process of gathering ideas + inspiration. Since we’re known as the go-to interior designers for color and pattern, those words also served as confirmation that we and our client were perfectly in synch. With that, a happy collaboration took off in this “Millennial Gothic” home, a modern take on the house’s original Tudor interior design style.
There is a lot going on in this home and I know now everyone could live with so much going on but I had to share for those that dream of having this much colour and pattern (and glossy finishes) in their lives. Life’s too short to not go for it, right?
This expansive and incredibly majestic château in Creuse, France is move-in ready and every inch is beautifully restored. It includes a scullery, service entrance, 2 dining rooms, cellar, 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, village entrance (?), library, smoking room, linen room and sooo much more. 10 years of restoration work reveals collection of 17th century embossed leather panels and wallpapers dating from the late 19th century. Now THIS is a DREAM piece of history you could own for €1,198,000 (via Patrice Besse)
Wings Place, sometimes referred to as ”Anne of Cleves House’, is one of the very few Grade I listed houses in private ownership in Sussex. The property is steeped in history and has been described as one of the best timber framed Tudor houses in the county. Wings Place is architecturally typical of the Tudor era, being timber framed with handsome characteristics including a striking gable to the northern aspect with oversailing to the first floor, ornamental timbers and carved bargeboards, together with tall brick chimneys and leaded light casement windows. Internally, the characterful yet spacious accommodation benefits from excellent ceiling heights and is arranged over three floors, with wonderful oak joinery, two oak staircases and several 16th Century inglenook fireplaces. The property is superbly appointed; sympathetically blending a wealth of original period features with quality, modern fixtures and fittings. (Photos: Adam Firman)
This gorgeous and historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4 reception room home is for sale via Jackson-Stops for £2,250,000. I used to think Tudor homes were very dark and….harsh is I guess a reasonable word to use. Now I think all those wood beams and angles make this style so full of character.
This 18th century home located on 10 acres in Hampshire is almost beyond words it’s so beautiful. Those gothic windows and that roof detail that I don’t even know what the proper terminology is for it. And then your jaw drops as soon as you walk through the also beautiful front door. Designer Nels Crosthwaite Eyre has the honour of living in this home and she did it justice with the mostly period English country decor with other unexpected touches like Asian style chairs in the foyer and dining room chairs that are a bit mid-century. And there’s a fish pond. I am in love 🙂
The house had been decorated by the previous owners in a very bland neutral palette and layers of white gloss paint concealed the stone gothic windows. Revealing the wonderfully golden Ham stone hiding behind all those layers of paint set the tone for the decorative schemes which are strong and warm. The tired master bedroom suite was re-worked, enlarging the opening between the bedroom and dressing room allowing the east morning light to flood into the bedroom. The dressing room is lined with bespoke painted joinery with linen door panels, which flows over and underneath the windows creating deep window seats. The bathroom design centres around an original reconditioned art deco double basin, paired with a free-standing Water Monopoly bath under the window. In the entrance hall we used bespoke painted panelling to unite a variety of different door, window and ceiling heights and differing door styles. On the 2nd floor we created a teenage hangout making use of an underused and tricky roof space.
I love that the original details were uncovered or maintained and the home modernized for how we live today. Designed by Studio Bizley. Photos: Emma Lewis