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1928 English Tudor house - need help with decor wood
melodyhsieh
January 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Should I add the trim around the door and window?
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decoenthusiaste
The present state of the home looks rather bare at the bottom. Will you be adding any brick trim? Your light fixtures are already installed too close to the trim around the door, so I think you'll just have to focus on the door itself to up your Tudor factor.
January 1, 2013 at 10:19AM     
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Interiors International, Inc.
That is a great house. It definitely needs more weight at the bottom.
January 1, 2013 at 10:31AM     
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Maison Pompeii Antiques and Interiors
Absolutely a great house exterior!Yes trim around door and windows and also add some brown shutters to windows. Also some brown window boxes may help add weight to bottom half of house .
January 1, 2013 at 11:11AM   
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Maison Pompeii Antiques and Interiors
The right landscaping will also help frame this house as well
January 1, 2013 at 11:12AM     
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melodyhsieh
This is the picture before we remodel the house. We took out the ivy, due to the Insurance purpose. We change to new roof. We use the site door as main door now and we put original stainless glass at the front. Rest of them, we keep the same. We will do landscape too.
January 1, 2013 at 11:30AM   
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Steve
What about painting the ivy covered area a dark brown like the woodwork?
January 1, 2013 at 12:01PM   
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Harrut
Hi, I was wondering if you removed the ivy due to movement problems? As others have commented about the balancing of weight on the bottom part of the house, it looks as if your later picture gives you inspiration as to this balance. Have you considered a Tudor knot garden? This would lead up to the front of the house and would be very Olde English. Some English people like myself tend to like the "Greensleeves era"! All you'd have to do is to keep the hedges forming the maze trimmed....it would be a talking point to!
January 1, 2013 at 2:49PM   
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susanmitch
I agree with Interiors Int. you do need more weight at the bottom. I actually like your before picture better than the after. Sorry.
January 1, 2013 at 3:09PM   
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collettec
I would try to approximate the molding that you have on the top windows on the bottom windows as much as possible. Or at least add similar molding to frame the windows.
January 1, 2013 at 3:27PM   
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melodyhsieh
There is no movement issue for the ivy, because the vine was attached with cable to the house. It was removed, because fire hazard.
January 1, 2013 at 4:58PM   
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insideandout
You're home is stunning!!!! I would stain the door darker, like a walnut with no added trim. The darker color will stand on it's own. And maybe add a copper metal awning on the window. The copper will look shiny at first but will turn a beautiful verdigris. Both are in keeping with the Tudor style of your home.
January 1, 2013 at 5:06PM   
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