Home Decorating Amazing Space: A Tudor for the Twenty-First Century

Amazing Space: A Tudor for the Twenty-First Century

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We can’t resist a reno that makes us do a triple- or quadruple-take. That’s exactly the case with this 1932 Tudor-style redo by Hacin Associates, out of Boston, which we first spied on the D Pages blog.

Not only did the architecture and design team completely reinvent and open up the small, boxy layout of the four-bedroom home, thus recontextualizing the use of space, but they also turned traditional Tudor design on its head by combining elegant elements that nod to the past with surprising modern twists. Nowhere is this approach more apparent than in the minimalistic—yet full of impact—dining room.

 

As in the rest of the home, the Hacin Associates team carried a warm neutral color palette into the dining room. The tones from the blond wood floors, white raised-panel walls, and matching white trim are echoed in the room’s furnishings, from the Saarinen pedestal dining table to the midcentury-meets-modern-Spanish chairs with tufted cushions. But instead of going for the typical white ceiling, they opted for an opulent, damask-style wallpaper in rich iris hue for the ceiling, and hung a deceptively simple-looking white metal pendant lamp with an eye-catching shape directly over the table.

 

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Other than the handful of glassware and decorative items on the dry bar, this room is as open, airy, and unstyled as it gets—and we love it. From the mix of woods, smooth and soft textures, and unusual shapes to the unfussy palette and furniture choices, this dining room hits all the right notes in creating a cool, contemporary room with a hint of throwback charisma.

 

For the full home reveal and suggested shopping sources, check out the D Pages blog.

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