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Tag: decorating history
There are so many pivotal figures that span decorating history who deserve attention. I count influencers spanning back into the mists of time who left decorative legacies.
You might be surprised that I include Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII in this group but one look at my diary entry Decorating Hampton Court Palace and you’ll see how the decorative elements in the castle deserve the nod. Decorative elements like eavesdroppers ornamenting the ceiling beams in the Great Hall and the tapestries hanging along the walls are colorful additions to the massive room. The castle contains the largest surviving Renaissance kitchens in Europe, and the intricacy of the vaulted ceiling in the Chapel Royal was installed by Henry VIII in 1535-6.
The chapel has been in continuous use for 450 years! And for those of you who have a sweet tooth, there is a Chocolate Room decorated with ceramics, copper cooking equipment, bespoke chocolate serving silverware and period glassware and linens. This is but one of the visionaries of the past who has impacted decorating history on my blog so stop by if you’d like to find out who else has caught my eye.