Some of the more distinctive characteristics of the interiors include: flagstone surround on the fireplace, archways between rooms, single panel doors usually stained dark, lack of wood built-ins commonly found in the craftsman homes.
Bathroom: In the typical Tudor in our area, the bathroom has tiled walls in either pastel colors, or pastel and black. These tiles extend to the floor as well. The tub area may have an arched soffet to separate the space from the rest of the room.
Living room and dining room: The living room fireplace is usually flanked by a pair of sconces. Traditionally, the sconces would have hammered brass or copper backplates with free-swinging pendants. However, since many of the local Tudors were built in the Art Deco period, they often times contain slipper shade sconces which was a signature of that era. There are many distinctive features of a Tudor living room, such as vaulted ceilings with decorative timbers, built-in nooks and arched doorways. These are features not always included, but pretty typical of larger Tudors. Large Tudors also may include dining rooms with wood paneling and a box-beam ceiling.
Walls: Plaster walls are common throughout the house, adding a solid feel to the structure. There are common textures that were embedded into the plaster (see illustration).
Arches: The theme of interior decorating in Tudors is arches. There are archways, arched doors, arched windows, and even arched fireplaces. The archways can even be peaked for an added visual twist. Typically, a little arched window in the living room will be a small replica of the door, which is also arched. The fireplace is made of some kind of stone—flagstone, fieldstone, and limestone are common materials used. The arch can be set in stucco, more stone, or just the wall itself. The subtle arch motif enhances the cohesiveness of the interior decorating, and is also pleasing to the eye.left