Houzz Voters Pick a Moody Bathroom to Update the Cluedo Board
The votes are in. The Cluedo board game’s mansion will feature a new space inspired by designer Ann Lowengart’s work
The mansion – the foundation of the popular game, which has players determine which character is a killer and where and how a crime was committed – hasn’t had a new room added since it was first released in 1949. Several Cluedo fans noted that, in addition to a style upgrade, the house was also in need of a functional makeover. Commenters pointed out after reading about the planned redesign, that the mansion was missing a bathroom – a problem voters have now remedied.
Out of the four possible inspiration photos from Houzz that could drive the new design, the one of Ann Lowengart’s vibrant bathroom stood out to voters. With its saturated blue walls, formal finishes and touches of warmth, the space fits right in with the Cluedo mansion’s grand, old-fashioned aesthetic, while adding an updated twist.
“I think it’s perfect, because it has gravitas. That wallpaper really speaks to that formality,” says Lowengart, of Ann Lowengart Interiors. “It has a little bit of a continental feel, so it definitely speaks to that era, but it’s a fresh take on it.”
The photo that voters loved comes from a real-life renovation that Lowengart and her team took on, in which the homeowners were looking to carve out a formal powder room in the centre of their historic home. “The rest of the house is really light and bright and airy, but they wanted their powder room to be a real jewel box,” Lowengart says.
See the CLUEDO game board’s new room.
The new room, shown here, features a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower with gold hardware, an upholstered bench, a potted plant, shaded sconces inspired by Lowengart’s original design, and a double vanity unit. On the new, herringbone-pattern floor, an ominous spilled decanter could be the clue that leads players to uncover the killer at the centre of the game.
Archer & Buchanan’s hall in particular was popular among international voters, earning the most votes in Germany, India, Japan, Italy and New Zealand. Available in more than 30 countries, Cluedo is one of Hasbro’s most popular international brands.
Find out more about the updated CLUEDO game featuring the winning bathroom design.
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With the new room’s design chosen and the Cluedo mansion’s renovation almost underway, deciding who murdered the game’s host and how just got even more intriguing.
Read more about Houzz and Hasbro’s partnership to revamp the CLUEDO mansion.
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