At Home: Warming Up With Gold

January 26, 2012

Yes, I'm pretty much obsessed and in love with gold. It's always been my personal metal of choice in terms of jewelry, and I love it as an accent in home decor. I have a decent collection of golden accessories throughout my home, and they really add a lot of interest to a space. Gold is warm, rich, and has an earthiness to it that cannot compare to silver. Gold is back, and it's more modern, chic,  elegant, and classy than ever. With gold, a little goes a long way. It pairs wonderfully with any color scheme or decorating style and adds that hint of glamour. If you think your home is looking a bit dull, try incorporating a few gold accents here and there. It will easily brighten up  any space. Little things like replacing cabinet knobs with gold-tone hardware will make a huge difference. Display a gold vase or trinket on your coffee table or bookshelf, mix some bronze picture frames in with wood and other metals - gold, used sparingly makes a statement without overpowering. 

 Here are my latest gilt obsessions:

1. Gold Flatware set from West Elm :  This will be my new set of formal flatware! I love the modern, clean lines and how they can work for almost any occasion. (Plus, you can't beat that price!)
2. David Stark Wood Slices dinnerware set from West Elm:  Faux bois + gold? YES please.
3. Cleo Table Lamp from Crate and Barrel: I love the organic look. Gold just makes it look so decadent.
4. Ball vase by Kelly Wearstler: This has a modern vintage look that will stand the test of time.
5. Athena tray from Jayson Home: Another chic yet simple shape. I'd use this as a jewelry tray.
6. Moreno Nesting tables from Crate and Barrel: So functional as a bedside table or accent in a living room.
7. Duluth pull from Restoration Hardware, and Mother of Pearl knob from Anthropologie: Subtly add some gold tones into your space by changing out your cabinet knobs and pulls. I just purchased the Duluth pull from Restoration Hardware in antiqued brass, and it looks phenomenal on our new cabinets (stay tuned for a feature on this).
8. Wallpaper from Hygge and West - use this to line the walls of a small space like a powder room, or line the back of a shelving unit for a hint of texture and contrast.




via: kelly wearstler

Stay tuned - I'll be showcasing some snippets of our own home soon, and there will be more blog posts featuring decor, design, and some simple DIY projects!


















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