The Breakfast Room - fireplace
The chimney-piece and windows are not truly gothic, but were designed by Mr W Robinson of the Board of Works
Horace Walpole’s Description 1784

The Breakfast Room

A private, informal space, the Breakfast Room was the everyday living room for Horace Walpole. He decorated it initially with a chintz pattern which we have reproduced for the south wall, and later a plain blue paper. Frances Waldegrave continued this theme with blue silk.

The most radical change came in the Edwardian period when the de Stern family introduced a Turkish theme with an elaborate carved dado, a large mirrored overmantle, and textile ceiling decorations exhibiting early machine stitching. The Trust has largely restored this scheme to illustrate the later development of the house.

The Breakfast Room - wallpaper