Thomas Jefferson's Dining Room at Monticello
Dining Room interior with table setting designed by Charlotte Moss
The Dome Room
The original palette was designed while the plantation was under construction in the early part of the nineteenth century. It was an exciting time for color. Advancements in color pigments in Berlin were making new hues possible like Prussian Blue and Verdigris Green. Both colors have been identified in samples of the original palette used at Monticello. This historic palette is more than just a collection of colors, but a collection of new ideas stemming from cross continental travels, scientific discoveries of pigments and the cultivation of knowledge. Many of the rooms have now been restored to their original color thanks to a generous donation from Ralph Lauren.
Monticello in Fall