{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.
Elle Decor article written by Mitchell Owens | Photography by Pieter Estersohn | Produced by Charlotte Moss | These layouts by Bright.Bazaar


  • Reply jan June 29, 2010 at 8:03 am

    wow! that yellow makes the room pop!

  • Reply L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys June 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

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

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely June 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

    very… extravaganza, but fun!

  • Reply Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage June 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

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

  • Reply Dognbird June 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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

  • Reply Holly Goes Lightly June 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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

  • Reply Leah June 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    LOVE that yellow! Just amazing Will!

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  • Reply thelennoxx June 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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

  • Reply molly YEH! June 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    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.

  • Reply Rachel June 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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

  • Reply Mackenzie {Design Darling} June 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

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

  • Reply Marcus Design June 30, 2010 at 1:23 am

    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?

  • Reply Kerry June 30, 2010 at 2:24 am

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

  • Reply noemozica June 30, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Jesus!! It's gorgeous!!

  • Reply The Simply Luxurious Life June 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    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. =)

  • Reply Eva / Sycamore Street Press July 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    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.

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