Thought I would do a quick post to show off a re-creation of some Tudor style decor that I did. The great chamber at Harvington Hall is panelled on three sides. This is a modern replacement of panelling that was stripped from the Hall whilst it was in the process of becoming derelict.
I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of what it might have looked like originally. There is one small panel on one of the walls which still has some of the original panelling. This is quite brightly painted with a red, triangular design – this original design is quite clearly evident on the door at the back of the room.
I took a photo of the door painting and then added this to the other panels in the room ( I also ‘lit’ the fire and added a figure). I think the effect is quite interesting although I am not sure that I would particularly like it myself. I have left the floorboards un-covered, I think they would have been covered by rushes originally.
Ok , Ok – the electric lighting is a bit of an anachronism too! but you get the general idea? (Although apparently ‘The Tudors’ TV Show had a central heating radiator on display – why shouldn’t I have electric lights!)