The details and arched doorways

Front door with sidelites- A Classical Journey: The Houses of Ken Tate - traditional - entry - sydney - The Images Publishing Group

Timeless Style architect Ken Tate’s own home, which proves that as Yves St. Lauren once said, “Fashion fades, style is eternal.” In this room, a 1910 Bosendorfer piano plays to a hand-carved angel from Italy and piano bench from India, inlaid with bone and horn. “We buy things that we like,” Tate says, “and put them down somewhere and see if they relate to the other things around them. If they don’t, we’ll move them until they do.”

Baby grand piano a bit crowded into corner, parallel to one wall; country style with wood beams, wood floors, area rug - Architect Ken Tate

Instead of an island, a scrolled iron table with a honed marble top seats the family in the kitchen. - Traditional Home ® / Design: Ken Tate

ken tate - love the doors - notice wall of cabinets in breakfast room - store plates, etc.

A Classical Journey: The Work of Architect Ken Tate | Traditional Home

Just a Touch of Contrasting Toile adds Elegance ~ A space does not have to be drenched in toile to be noticed. Soothing lavender walls provide a pretty contrast to black-and-cream toile, which is used sparingly for maximum impact.