06/29/2010 // 16 comments

{Before & After: Traditional Meets Modern}

Ah, those talented lot over at Elle Decor never let us down on the old inspiration front, do they? They’ve pulled it out the bag again with one of their latest online articles, which details the remodel of Monticello, the country house of Thomas Jefferson. Reffering to the bright and bold new shade of yellow that graces the grand dining room walls as ‘chrome-yellow’, and coupled with some interesting facts, the full article makes for a worthy read. You can check out the full image gallery, too. I loved the vibrant grandeur look that follows the efforts of the remodel; the space seems bigger and, well, less drab and more fab.
Before
After
Elle Decor article written by Mitchell Owens | Photography by Pieter Estersohn | Produced by Charlotte Moss | These layouts by Bright.Bazaar
jan

29 / 29 / 2010

wow! that yellow makes the room pop!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys

29 / 29 / 2010

Very nice! I love the shield back chairs:-)

very… extravaganza, but fun!

It's amazing what paint can do. I love the yellow, Always makes me happy

Dognbird

29 / 29 / 2010

Wow! What a bright and bold transformation! I bet the positive energy in that room is palpable.

Holly Goes Lightly

29 / 29 / 2010

Wonder what Tom would have thought of the Ralph Lauren linens…

Leah

29 / 29 / 2010

LOVE that yellow! Just amazing Will!

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thelennoxx

29 / 29 / 2010

That is definitely more fab! I LOVE mimosa yellow!!

molly YEH!

29 / 29 / 2010

WHOA my eyes took a bit of adjusting. i really liked the blue, actually. BUT you know what they say… if it ain't broke, fix it anyways.

Rachel

29 / 29 / 2010

Wow, the yellow is definitely vibrant! Such a daring move, it looks striking though!

i could use a little chrome yellow in my home. i mean, seriously, to die for.

Marcus Design

30 / 30 / 2010

Wow, that really takes this room to the next level doesn't it? I love it, how could any one ever feel sad in a happy and bright room like that?
Nancy

Kerry

30 / 30 / 2010

Just beautiful. And I'd really like one of those marigold eating, egg laying chickens as well!

noemozica

30 / 30 / 2010

Jesus!! It's gorgeous!!

The Simply Luxurious Life

30 / 30 / 2010

I agree – I love the change they made. That yellow is absolutely amazing. I especially loved the tea room in Monticello. One must always have a tea room in their home. =)

So happy! Kirk and I painted the living room in our first apartment this color. It was always so cheerful, and looked great with the white trim, hardwood floors, and neutral furnishing we had then.