Love them or hate them, when you buy a Tudor-style home, you join a club of sorts.
A special club, complete with tudor related design issues, repair and restoration issues (don't even get me started on my 'beautiful' pain/pane glass windows), and design dilemmas, it helps to seek others out who share your plight.
Living in a Tudor myself, I make it my business to ear mark interesting design and updates to other Tudors. I actually have an entire pinboard devoted to the topic.
It's important to stress: you aren't locked into one aesthetic or style when you own a Tudor. Contrary to popular belief, and so beautifully demonstrated by the homeowners of this Tudor, in Newton MA, you can mix modern with Tudor design. David and Ronnie Hurvitz wove a special kind of modern inspired magic in their 1932 Tudor revival, thanks to Hacin + Associates, with architect Eduardo Serrate and interior designer Jennifer Clapp.
The color palette is neutral but the overall design is fun, as well as utilitarian, which it needs to be for a family with youngins'. Whimsical wallpaper used on the dining room ceiling, in the bedrooms, and even their office/closet add print and pattern while cool shades and tones anchor everything from room to room, giving it cohesion throughout the entire house. And thank goodness they didn't touch the grand fireplace in the dining room- instead, they made it the focal piece of the space, staying true to this original work of art. Knowing what to keep and what to update is 3/4's of the battle, my friends. So beautifully done, I had to share. Hope you draw some inspiration from this gorgeous house.