Tudor rules for contemporary interiors: welcome to the Wallpaper* Manor

the Great Hall – a space for banqueting, made homely with a fire place and warm colours

Pictured: the Great Hall – a space for banqueting, made homely with a fire place and warm colours

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Of the many features to shout about in our celebratory 200th issue of Wallpaper*, the recreation of a modern Tudor manor is definitely one of them. Pairing our styling magic with contemporary design, we channelled an ornate period-style set, with half-timbered panels set across an entire house in a real Tudor revival. Using the emblematic 16th century design inspiration of elaborate tabletop pieces, austere furniture and decorative prints, we present a Wallpaper* Tudor manor set, realised with a selection of fresh 21st century design pieces...

Interiors: Amy Heffernan. Photography: Michael Bodiam. Writer: Sujata Burman

Table And Bench

‘Fawley’ bench in oiled oak, £1,638; ‘Fayland’ table in oiled oak, £4,150, both by David Chipperfield, for E15, from Viaduct

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A dining table for a manor requires room for large banquets – this rough oak table and bench provides the right amount of space for communal seating

Tudor Candlestick

‘Biedermeier’ candlesticks, $900 each, by Ted Muehling, for ER Butler & Co

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Adorning our banquet table are these candlesticks from Georgian manufacturer ER Butler & Co, carefully carved and elegant in detail

Tudor Cupboard

‘Tudor’ low cupboard, £3,167, by Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk, for Moooi

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Providing storage in our banqueting suite, Moooi's 'Tudor' range perfectly fits our setting, the combination of dark patterns with a rustic wood structure evoking 16th century style

‘Totem’ candles

‘Totem’ candles, from $24, by Grain

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These candles have an antique quality, sitting neatly with the tall ornaments on the table

The cocktail table in the Great Hall

The cocktail table in the Great Hall

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‘Rialto’ vase

‘Rialto’ vase, £480, by Lalique

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Lalique's fine detailing in crystal adds the right amount of lustrous decoration to our cocktail table

The hallway

The hallway

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Goblet and light with candle

Left: ‘Sovereign’ water goblet, £59, by Royal Selangor; right: ‘The Small Aten Light with Candle’, £1,350, by Soane Britain

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British brands Royal Selangor and Soane provided these antique pieces in metallic tones, imbuing the room with rich, warm tones

Edward Tuttle Icebucket

‘Concave’ ice bucket, €9,000, by Edward Tuttle, for Wiener Silber Manufactur

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Viennese manufacturer Wiener Silber Manufactur's curved ice bucket complements the silver and gold decor

‘Folklore’ wallhanging

‘Folklore’ wallhanging, £8,595, by Alexander McQueen, from The Rug Company (opens in new tab)

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Embellishing the wall is this decorative print. 'Folklore' resembles a fine traditional textile work, with hints of modernism hidden in the stripes among the flora

'Tudor Bonanza' sideboard

'Tudor Bonanza' sideboard, from €11,450, by Ferruccio Laviani, for Emmemobili

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The herringbone print is a classic Tudor motif, here brought into the modern world with the monochromatic hues of this abstract sideboard

The pantry – a 'traditional' kitchen space for our modern manor

The pantry – a 'traditional' kitchen space for our modern manor

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‘Embrace’ chair

‘Embrace’ chair, from £1,385, by Eoos, for Carl Hansen & Søn

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Danish design brand Carl Hansen & Søn's Scandinavian minimalism sits nicely with the pantry's oak interiors

Greek Street Shelf

‘Shelf 02’, £7,500, by Hamajima Takuya, from 19 Greek Street

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A conceptual Japanese piece, this ornate shelf resembles a traditional yarn spinning wheel

Ochre pot

Ochre pot, £99, by Ferm Living

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This terracotta pot evokes the rustic qualities of crockery used in the 16th century

Cider Bottle 2 Pint Jug

Left: Cider jar, £220, by John Leach; right: ‘Classic’ two-pint jug, £35, by Philip & Stephen Pearce, for Stephen Pearce, from Twentytwentyone

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Keeping in theme with the warm colour palette are these traditional, curvaceous pottery jugs

The living room

The living room

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‘Chama’ quilt

‘Chama’ quilt, $2,225, by M Callahan Studio

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Also channelling the half-timber architectural style is this wall-hung quilt, in contrasting horizontal lines

‘Willow 1’ chair

‘Willow 1’ chair, £4,542, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, for Cassina (opens in new tab)

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A regal Italian chair with geometry replicating Tudor half-timber lines

Another view of the living room

Another view of the living room

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‘Zacapa’ rug

‘Zacapa’ rug, $625, by Grain

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The organic Tudor colour palette includes the shades of green seen in this geometric rug

‘Goro’ glasses & ‘Gela’ carafe

‘Goro’ glasses, €36 for set of two; ‘Gela’ carafe, €60, both by Internoitaliano, from WallpaperSTORE*

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These contemporary pieces brighten the set

Master chairs in the Great Hall

Master chairs in the Great Hall

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‘Horsehair’ sconce

‘Horsehair’ sconce, $4,700, by Apparatus

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Lighting up the room is this horseshoe-shaped piece, comprised of genuine horse hair and tarnished brass

‘Colette’ chairs

‘Colette’ chairs, €1,196, by Lorenza Bozzoli, for Colé

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Throne-like in their appearance, the high-backed quality of these sculptural chairs brings an air of authority to the room

‘Starsky’ tables

‘Starsky’ table, £1,380 for set of three, by David Lopez Quincoces, for Living Divani, from Coexistence

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For a natural touch, chestnut, oak and douglas fir have been used to create these minimalist tables

The vanity table in the bedroom

The vanity table in the bedroom

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Green canister

Green canister, £423, by Benjamin Hubert, for Bitossi Ceramiche (opens in new tab)

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These bold ceramic canisters boast a neat, period-style diamond print

'Felix' tray

'Felix' tray, £1,296, by Armani Casa

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This natural leather tray adds a little luxury to our vanity room

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.