Decorate ... Presidential Style

Decorate your own "House Of Cards", with Presidential style. The television show is very popular and so is the trend toward classic style. The Williamsburg style that touts trend meets tradition is classic, timeless, and stately. True Williamsburg design dates back to colonial Williamsburg which has always been classic American design at its best. Try painting a room with Benjamin Moore Capitol White (CW-10), Evening Blue (CW-585), or Palace Pearl (CW-50) and feel the historic sophistication. They are soft neutral colors, classic in tone and yet still can feel fresh and modern. Add wainscoting and deep base boards to  your dining room or office to add elegance and sophistication. 


Recently, I was fortunate enough to visit Georgetown in Washington and see first hand the elegant sophistication of exterior colors. The soft palettes of cream, grey and grey blue were dominate. Try using Gunsmith Gray (CW-65) for the outside trim color and contrast with Mopboard Black (CW-680) for your front door.

Shutters seemed to be the window solution of choice. They are clean, practical, and of course very historic in nature. Try Hunter Douglas 3 1/2" New Style Shutters in Warm Cream (652) for your windows. Choose the front tilt option for a true traditional look. Pair it with Capitol White (CW-10) and begin layering soft creamy colors throughout your home.


Wallcovering can also add another fresh statement to your home. York Wallcoverings just released a fitting book "Williamsburg", a lovely collection inspired by 18th century designs that can be used as an accent wall or for a complete historically influenced room. Try "Solomon's Seal" on one wall or if your more daring a whole room. It is a very soft floral wallcovering based on a set of copper-plate-printed curtains printed in England around 1775. 


Try any or all of these ideas and enjoy the new "House of Cards" influence in your own home!

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