Hello and welcome to The Happy Tudor!! We’re so glad you stopped by, and we can’t wait to share more with you. We’re a husband (Adam) and wife (Amber) living in Knoxville, Tennessee who love design, travel, food, and finding beauty in life’s everyday moments, and we’re so excited to have this space to share these loves.
A bit about the name The Happy Tudor: Going into the home buying process, we never expected to fall in love with a Tudor style home. To us, the word Tudor conjured dark, gloomy, and cavernous images. However, when we first stepped in our home, a 1940 Tudor, we were immediately taken by the amazing natural light, original floors, and wood trim, and just the overall architecture, character, and bones. No doom and gloom in sight. Our new vision for our home caused us to reenvision what Tudor meant to us, a place that could feel cozy and happy with all of the natural Tudor charm. We wanted to convey our new sense of the word to others and thus coined our home The Happy Tudor. It only felt natural for us to title our lifestyle site The Happy Tudor. This blog will focus both on the design process of our home and our love for every (well… most every) aspect of that process but also on our general lifestyle within our Happy Tudor, including travel, style, and food. We love learning and continuing to grow and feel that this will provide a creative outlet for us to share our growth and knowledge we gain in our adventures.
A bit about us: We have been together since before we could even drive and feel so incredibly blessed to have grown up together, discovering passions and interests, creating memories, going through major life changes, and making plans for the future all by each other’s side. Just like with our home, I think we knew from the beginning that being together just felt right, and we haven’t looked back. We both grew up with a love for art and all things creative and always feel a need to create. Actually, my first memory of Adam is that he was the boy whose artwork won the cover contest for our elementary school yearbook when we were in Kindergarten!
We have our own strengths and bring out the best in each other. Amber has a love for food and cooking, and Adam has a deep passion for photography, from portraits to interiors. Most every photo we share comes from Adam’s camera.
In addition to our similar loves and interests, we have quite different day jobs. Adam works as a band director for junior and high school students, and Amber is a registered dietitian who works in public health on school and community health initiatives. We both love what we do but also enjoy creating together outside of our day jobs.
As we move forward with The Happy Tudor, we have big hopes and dreams and are thrilled to dive right in and share these with you. You’re in for a lot of transformed hot pink walls and purple toilets! We’re looking forward to it and know it will be so much fun! Let’s get started!