Formal time capsule

palimpsestAugust 5, 2014

Listed on Berkshire Hathaway Fox Roach:

Formal, Regency style Living Room and Dining room. I like the scenic wallpaper and the papered jib door in the dining room (knob visible over the left-most dining chair)

Guesses on color?

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selcier

Love the coffee table!! But then again, regency style is awesome. I wish grandeur would come back into style. I'm tired of everything being dumpy.

Why are the pictures in black and white? Seems odd for selling a house.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:16AM
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palimpsest

I made them black and white. What do you think the color scheme is?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:21AM
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Olychick

I would have lusted for a home like that when I was young. I'm guessing pinks and burgundies, with some green.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:31AM
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Holly- Kay

Lovely. Navy and gold?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:39AM
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lolauren

I'm also guessing mauve and purple. :)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:40AM
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Jamie

gold and blue or pink and blue

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:40AM
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selcier

Oh!! then gold, burgundy/pink and green

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:51AM
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melle_sacto

My guess is dark green, gold, and orange :-)

It's so interesting that a classic design can seem garish depending on the color choices!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:13AM
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nosoccermom

blue, pink/burgundy, and creamy yellow

or green and burgundy/pink

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:27AM
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louislinus

burgundy and dark green

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:51AM
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Fun2BHere

Navy and mauve

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 12:16PM
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lakeaffect

Seafoam green and forest green, with peach or possibly pink, err, dusty rose, accents. Especially the DR mural, definitely seafoam.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:16PM
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Gooster

pink and green

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:23PM
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cawaps

I'm going to go with pink and green as well. Which was what I though before reading anyone else's guesses.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:05PM
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voila

First instinct tells us that the wallpaper must have a lot of green due to the ivy covered walls. The next thought is all the green would get too boring for Regency. It doesn't appear to be hot pink, and red would be too much, too. I think the colors used for carpet and drapery is Sapphire with gold accents.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:06PM
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blfenton

I like to think/hope that it would be creams and gold but I don't think so.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:12PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Green, pink and coral

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:15PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Seafoam green and forest green, with peach or possibly pink, err, dusty rose, accents. Especially the DR mural, definitely seafoam.

I agree, but tend to call dusty rose, mauve. Touchs of yellow gold accents.
Seafoam just seems so right!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:26PM
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melle_sacto

I keep checking this thread because now I'm REALLY curious about the actual colors :-D

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:31PM
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patty_cakes

Hunter green/mauve.........maybe a touch of burgundy

Navy/yellow

Burgundy/seafoam(mint)

Peach/navy

Black/pink

Whatever the colors, it's time for an update.....of the decorating. Pal may not be ready to 'give'.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:46PM
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palimpsest

Is this what most people are thinking of? The classic Thibaut colorway?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:58PM
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Patricia43

Makes me wish I had saved all the Ethan Allen catalogs from the Early American to Regency, to their contemporary and eclectic phases. They were such richly beautiful catalogs and page after page filled with beautiful furnishings and accessories. This looks like it could have been taken from those pages.

http://www.pinterest.com/panaru/ethan-allen-furniture-then-and-now/

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:07PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Or even more turquoise...

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:21PM
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voila

That is the trick, isn't it? Did the wallpaper come in sepia or gray, Pal?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:29PM
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ellendi

Yellow and navy.
Orâ¦light blue and navy.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:40PM
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patty_cakes

Gotta be a multi color pastel. It actually looks familiar. The first home we built in the early 70's had a lot of wallpaper, and I must have looked thru hundreds of books. Pal doesn't mentioned the era, but it looks familiar to me.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:43PM
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Holly- Kay

Pal has me on pins and needles. I keep checking back for the great unveiling.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:49PM
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patty_cakes

drumroll.........................................

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:09PM
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nosoccermom

Hey, pal, you better deliver soon --- I know the colors.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:34PM
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palimpsest

I think voila is closest with sapphire for the carpet and drapes. It's a tight cobalt palette with a little lime. I think the pink bench is from another room.



    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:06PM
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crazybusytoo

Wow, that's a serious blue rug. I wouldn't have guessed thatâ¦

Love that dining room door!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:24PM
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Olychick

I love that palette! I could move in, even with the pink bench. Are the legs on the coffee table blue or is it a reflection of the carpet? Seriously beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:49PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Yow!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:22PM
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voila

Gah! It's a little blinding, isn't it? But then again, it IS Regency. I suppose it looks better in person.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:28PM
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cawaps

One of my neighbors growing up had a formal (and seemingly completely unused) formal living room with a rug that color and and mirrored wall (the whole wall). It was a disturbing room, more from the mirrors and formality than the blue.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:48PM
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Holly- Kay

I like it! Thanks for the suspense Pal!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:59PM
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dedtired

Well, that'll open your eyes in the morning. Does it fit the architecture of the house?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:07PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

That was fun!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:08PM
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Kiwigem

What a great post! I totally guessed the colors wrong. I was thinking mauve and aqua or burgundy.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:20PM
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Mags438

Great post, I would not have guessed correctly. ;-)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:20PM
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palimpsest

Yes, I think it fits:

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:24PM
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lakeaffect

Darn, I was sure that mural was seafoam, but it turns out the reality is more garish than I had imagined, and I wasn't imagining it kindly.

Fun exercise and yes, the interior coordinates with the exterior.

sandyponder

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:57PM
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rgps

I was going to guess red white and blue. Only thing I can think of that would have been worse than it actually is.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:03PM
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palimpsest

I think the mural is fine in the color it is. It's actually a grey blue, not like the cobalt at all.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:19PM
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