go for gold

“inspiring examples of how to inject a little gold to your home”

photo via Ralph Lauren; One Fifth Collection

Gold has been making a comeback and it’s not the 80’s/90’s polished or plastic yellow brass look you might remember.  After more than a decade of home accessories rebelling by introducing nothing but stainless, brushed steel, chrome and aluminium finishes, gold is being welcomed back into the home.  These days it is more relaxed, and modern while still adding a hint of warmth and glamour.  And unlike a couple of decades ago, where we were all told that mixing different metals was a big no-no (and that your purse had to match your shoes, that red and pink were wrong together…) today, gold accents belong anywhere, in any space.

spray painted vintage bedside table : girl's bedroomFurniture: Above; my daughter’s bedside table painted a watermelon pink, with a light mist of gold over-top and gold hardware (want more? click HERE).  Below; a silver-gold dresser in my entryway (click HERE for the scoop).

gold silver lizard snake animal skin dresser furnitureBelow, unique gold hardware transforms the dark wood cabinet (which houses kids school & craft supplies) in our study into a more interesting piece.

craft storage dresserBelow, I gold and silver leafed the top of my daughter’s desk.  For more photos of her room click HERE.

gold leaf desk

gold crystal bowlSOMETHING OLD: A vintage crystal bowl (above) injects a little warmth to a modern kitchen.  Below, an old brass cup hold Q-tips in the guest bath!

brass cup Q-Tip holder

glasses gold numberedSERVE-WEAR: Above; glass tumblers with gold numbers from Indigo are new and modern but with a nod to the mad men days!  Below; serving trays like this one in my dining room (atop a vintage stainless steel cabinet) can be used anywhere and are a great way of making a collection look more tidy (wanna check out my dining room? click HERE).

gold tray

pink & gold / TWIRL Kate SpadeLITTLE DETAILS: A pop of gold here and there! Above, Kate Spade’s Twirl (which I just gifted to myself) would be pretty displayed on make-up or night table.  Next, a tin of tea I purchased while in London sits pretty on open shelving in my kitchen.  Below, a bottle of hand soap with a touch of gold help to soften a masculine bathroom vanity and below that; can you even believe how cute that dog bowl is?  I scored it for Kaya at a local Winners/TJmaxx last year.

tea tin aqua & gold

blue and gold french hand soapgold and white dog bowl gold and white zebra pillowTEXTILES: Above, I made this gold and white zebra print throw pillow (shown here in my master bedroom), it adds a little glam but still blends in with the other soft and neutral colours.  Below, when I happened upon this heavy cotton-blend fabric I simply I had to have it.  The bold gold stripe is so unexpected.  I ended up making drapes for our master bedroom at the last house, but now they hang (and look even better) in the hubs home office.

charcoal ornage and gold stripe fabriccharcoal, gold orange fabric curtains drapes

charcoal orange, army green home office

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2 thoughts on “go for gold

  1. Gold is fab isn’t it. Totally agree with what you say and love your daughters pink bedside table with gold. Its a colour that adds warmth, glamour or can just delicately and beautifully define something. Lovely post :O)

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