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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #330 on: December 22, 2011, 01:24:29 PM »
I tend to agree with Chris. The house is unremarkable and  more LA than England. Now that it has been left derelict it is most likely not cost effective to restore it.
 I recall when the York's first moved in, there was a photo spread in one of the   Sunday magazines, most likely the Times on Sunday, as well as a  "special" on TV, a la Jackie Kenndy's White House tour. It was dreadful. The place looked so out of place, inside as well as out. If I recall correctly it was  a decorator from Texas that  was responsible for the  "creation" of the interiors- hence the "Dallas" connection.
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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #331 on: December 22, 2011, 01:38:33 PM »
Don't think anybody would want it...As far as members of RF is concerneed.

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« Reply #332 on: December 24, 2011, 08:31:22 AM »
Sorry if I offend anyone but this house is one of the most ugly I have ever seen.   It has a cheap  no class cow barn look about it.  It looks like it was never really finished.   As Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "I can design a house that will cause a divorce." 

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« Reply #333 on: December 24, 2011, 01:10:43 PM »
I do not think you offended anyone here, Douglas,.  Your opinion seems to fit the general consensus on Sunninghill. The joint does look like a McMansion outside of LA or Dallas. Or, as you put it- a "cow barn". And a very costly one at that.
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« Reply #334 on: December 24, 2011, 01:21:55 PM »
Exactly. The taste of the Duke and more likely Fergie, who liked Texas and of course Texans.

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #335 on: December 24, 2011, 01:40:59 PM »
I do not think you offended anyone here, Douglas,.  Your opinion seems to fit the general consensus on Sunninghill. The joint does look like a McMansion outside of LA or Dallas. Or, as you put it- a "cow barn". And a very costly one at that.

I read somewhere that "South York" was based on a house that Fergie saw in Connecticut on one of her many trips to the USA.  

The famous decorator Sister Parish, who provided design comments for the floor plan to Fergie, once stated that it was the ugliest house, inside and out, she had ever worked on.

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« Reply #336 on: December 24, 2011, 02:39:30 PM »
I only hope that the daughters did not inherited their mother's horrible taste...

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #337 on: December 25, 2011, 05:44:42 AM »
How far from Windsor Castle is this property?

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« Reply #338 on: December 25, 2011, 08:50:22 AM »
Hi,

Well Eric, judging from their dress sense, 'the girls' have inherited their mother's horrible taste - no style or propriety.....
I can only hope that Andrew didn't change too much at The Royal Lodge;  or The Queen Mother will be quite annoyed!!!

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #339 on: December 25, 2011, 04:59:55 PM »
I do not think you offended anyone here, Douglas,.  Your opinion seems to fit the general consensus on Sunninghill. The joint does look like a McMansion outside of LA or Dallas. Or, as you put it- a "cow barn". And a very costly one at that.

Thanks for all of your comments.  So its not just me that abhors that McMansion as Robert aptly says it.   That blond wood nailed all throughout the interior.....my teeth are hurting.!!!  Its like fingernails on a blackboard..   The kitchen.....don't get me started on that atrocious center of inconvenience.  

I have a collection of 'secretly' taken photos of many of the royal private apartments and bedrooms in Buckingham Palace.  Some of you may have seen them.  The Princes' taste in decorating their bedrooms is so common and low brow its laughable. Its the worst of early Ikea.   Should I post them here? There are cheap hotels in London with more class and taste than you will find in that royal palace.
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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #340 on: December 26, 2011, 01:33:38 AM »
I only hope that the daughters did not inherited their mother's horrible taste...

Where have you been over the years...They DID inherid her taste...or rather total lack of it...
they look like tarts on a outing at the pictures,horid creatures in cloth where there's always to little
off...

But on Andy's dollhouse,it's a shambles...and goes to show he too has a blatant lack of taste,so,
in the end one can't really blame the girls for lack of taste..it's in their genes...double...
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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #341 on: January 11, 2012, 04:38:17 PM »
I do not think you offended anyone here, Douglas,.  Your opinion seems to fit the general consensus on Sunninghill. The joint does look like a McMansion outside of LA or Dallas. Or, as you put it- a "cow barn". And a very costly one at that.

Thanks for all of your comments.  So its not just me that abhors that McMansion as Robert aptly says it.   That blond wood nailed all throughout the interior.....my teeth are hurting.!!!  Its like fingernails on a blackboard..   The kitchen.....don't get me started on that atrocious center of inconvenience.  

I have a collection of 'secretly' taken photos of many of the royal private apartments and bedrooms in Buckingham Palace.  Some of you may have seen them.  The Princes' taste in decorating their bedrooms is so common and low brow its laughable. Its the worst of early Ikea.   Should I post them here? There are cheap hotels in London with more class and taste than you will find in that royal palace.

Oh, Douglas I'd love to see some of thos 'secretly' taken photos - where can I view them? Have you posted them here, or do you have another link to them?

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« Reply #342 on: January 11, 2012, 07:00:14 PM »
If I recall correctly, those "secret photos were taken by a tabloid reporter posing as a royal servant. He took the job just to get stuff like that. But I agree, early Motel 6.
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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #343 on: January 12, 2012, 10:39:45 AM »
You are right Robert - it was the Mirror a few years back.  One of their reporters took a job as a palace footman, and later the Mirror published a set of photos of Buckingham Palace private rooms - most of which did not portray the palace or its decorations in a positive light. 

One photo showed the private royal dining room set for breakfast for the Queen and Duke, which infamously revealed that the Queen's breakfast is served in tupperware.  Another photo showed the Belgian suite - in particular the state bedroom and the corridor in the suite with its saucer carved ceilings.  At the time I remember thinking that suite was properly decorated, but many other forum members posted that the decor was terrible (a matter of taste I suppose).

But the least flattering photos showed the BP apartments of the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of York.  The Wessex bedroom furniture included a headboard shelving unit that looked to me to be shabby 1980s style plywood that one might buy at a secondhand discount store.  The York furniture wasn't much better.  Forum members at the time wondered why - with so much historic and valuable furnishings in the royal collections and probably much of it in storage - would the private quarters be so shabby? 

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #344 on: January 13, 2012, 10:18:18 AM »
Perhaps with all the grandeur of the other state room's - The royals keep their private rooms rather basis. After all it must not be very nice having to be so careful all the time when around the royal collection. I dont think the private rooms are shabby, just practical.