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Old 01-17-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I just purchased a Tudor style home that in terrible need of a new kicthen, among other things. I do not particularly like the classic Tudor with all the iron and rustic, bulky furniture. So, I want to more of slick design mixing a bit of Hollywood regency with retro. Would that look ok in a Tudor? BTW, indoors the house has some Tudor elements such as Gothic doors from the living to the dinig, but it is not your tipical dark, rustic Tudor.

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I too have a tudor home, mine was built in 1926. I have had a difficult time finding the info I need...Like exactly how these homes were decorated etc? I look at it this way.. as long as you are not disturbing the original features of the home I would go for it. In my home the kitchen had already been changed from the original and I did not like it at all-so I felt free to have a little leadway. (I just purchased my home in November of this year). I had a very dark kitchen that I lightened with paint etc. Yes I painted the cabinets, they were just too dark and depressing. I did however use cabinet hardware that looks hand forged to stay in keeping with my home. What a difference, love it! . Hope this helps

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Hi Isabel, I say change away!
Change the Gothic arches inside also, if it can't be seen from the street and you don't like it change it.
I like the idea of a contrast from exterior to interior, and if you are going to update things inside to a more modern 'Hollywood Regency' (never heard of that before) style then the Gothic has got to go.

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