What do you do if you’re trying to unite two families together à la Brady Bunch style? If you’re Julian and Brooke Metcalfe then you buy a 17th-century tudor home in Oxfordshire, England to accommodate a family with 7 children. The Metcalfe’s purchased the estate as a weekend home to serve as a place to unite their two families. They were fortunate because the property was turnkey so all they had to do was focus on furnishings. The obvious and safe choice would have been to outfit the home with traditional decor. But the family chose not to take decorating too seriously and opted for modern flair that would make their family feel at home. While their choice of decor might not be everyone’s cup of tea (disco ball, anyone?), maybe we can agree that it is a successful juxtaposition of traditional and modern. For more details, be sure to check out the article in Architectural Digest. It’s a lovely read.
We threw out all rules …there was nothing we could do that would go wrong because nothing had to fit any pattern or mood. –Brooke Metcalfe