The most spectacular example of the regency period is the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, U.K. — a residence and pleasure palace designed for the prince by John Nash. A mix of Oriental styles, domes, elaborate chandeliers, gilded furniture and exotic pinks, reds and greens make it an example of the playful and fantastic aspect of regency design — similar to the look of this dining room.
The classicism of the regency period's architecture can be clearly seen here. Domes were frequently used in the more grand designs of the day. Elaborate chandeliers were also popular — this one adds a playful note to the dining space.
Chinoiserie was a big feature of regency design, adding the exotic to a more restrained and classical style. Today you can find many beautiful chinoiserie wallpapers in numerous colors, and the dining room can be a great setting for the style's inherent drama.
Chinoiserie is used in panels with a contrasting color here. It gives a sense of the flamboyant and exotic regency period.
A more restrained but very popular style in this era was the regency stripe. It's often found in reds, golds and greens, but here it's used to stunning effect in a very contemporary black.
Regency furniture is elegant, often made of woods like mahogany and rosewood. Veneers were popular, often with decorative inlays and ornamental details in brass. The foo dog in this hallway vignette is typical of the exoticism of the era.