Eltham Palace, Eltham, England
Credit: Andrew Testa for The New York Times
I came across this lovely interior — at a home where Henry VIII once lived — via a NY Times feature, “House Museums in London.”
What exactly is this? Here’s the NY Times:
Eltham Palace was acquired by Stephen Courtauld, an heir to the British textile fortune, and his wife, Virginia, in 1933. They commissioned the architects Seely and Paget to revamp the estate into a modern home suitable for their considerable entertaining needs.
Collaborating with several design firms, the architects delivered an elegant mix of styles that reflected the prevailing tastes of the day. The tone is brilliantly set in the Swedish Art Deco entry hall, designed by Rolf Engströmer and featuring a stunningly original concrete and glass dome. The room’s Australian black-bean paneling, with marquetry scenes of Venice and Stockholm, is a showstopper.