Gold has always been a decorating favorite for many, but these last few years have brought gold into the spotlight in a big way! Gold is glamorous and sophisticated, and if done right, can elevate a space to rock star status. If done wrong, well, let’s face it…it can be tacky.
Living in a rustic log cabin, metallics just don’t quite work for our home, but looking at some of these photos make me want to buy a satin halter dress (and Spanx), slop on some bright red lipstick and pretend I’m Rita Hayworth for a day or two.
Come along and let’s fantasize together, ok?
There are so many elements about this room that I love, I hardly know where to begin. The first item my eye was drawn to is the side table. Doesn’t it remind you of an upside down wine glass? The rug is another favorite of mine. I don’t think the designer could have chosen a better style rug or color scheme to complement this room.
This chandelier is absolutely stunning, and notice the color of the moldings. That’s an interesting twist that just ‘works’ in this space. The only thing I might have done differently are the drapes. Perhaps hanging them just above the ceiling molding. What do you think?
Gold and navy seem to go well together, as this space demonstrates (and a couple of others that you’ll soon see).
Wow! Wow! Wow! Ok, so maybe this isn’t something that you would want in your home, but you have to admit, it’s over the top glamorous. I have a thing for ceilings. To me, ceilings are one of the most important architectural details in a room and they can easily make or break a space.
Let’s take it down a notch, shall we? Gold metallic ottomans and a retro mirror give this pretty bedroom just enough of a glamorous touch.
Are you noticing a theme here? Seems like gold lends itself well to some mid-century decorative details, such as this mirror and lamp.
The gold frames on the gallery wall compliment the black and white art and coordinate well with the other accents in the room.
Years ago we had grasscloth wallpaper in our living room and I loved it! It’s classic and adds just the right amount of texture to a space. The grasscloth wallpaper on the accent wall has a bit of a gold sheen, elevating it from a natural accent to a glamorous one.
Dark woods and dark colors can be too masculine for some rooms, but this master suite has a great balance between masculine and feminine tastes. The gold frames and accessories balance out the room, creating a space anyone would feel comfortable in.
For a truly feminine look, add gold with lots of white, such as a bedspread, wall covering or accessories.
Soft blues and neutrals seem to pop by the addition of some gold decorative touches. The large, gold framed mirror creates a lovely focal point, balanced by the lamps and the coffee table.
Here’s some more navy and gold. How cool do these blue stripes look when paired with some gold accents? Gold can really kick the nautical look up a notch.
This dining room is a fabulous example of how effective using gold in varying shades can be. Note the satin gold stripes on the walls and the slightly deeper shade on the ceiling to mimic the beautiful table.
This blue and white kitchen has a touch of the unexpected. It’s not everyday you see gold lighting and accessories in a color scheme like this. Whether you like it or not, it’s definitely unique!
Now allow me to remove my satin dress (and these oh-so-uncomfortable Spanx. All they do is flatten out my butt anyway), wipe off my lipstick and get back to *my* reality of gingham, burlap and leather :).
How about you? Do you like gold, or do you prefer silver? Personally, I’m more of a silver gal, but in the right space, gold has its appeal for sure.
In other news…
We’re finally getting some warmer weather this week, after unseasonably cold temps here in Venice, Florida. Fisherman has bronchitis :(, so I’ve been flyin’ solo for a few days. Luckily, the resort we’re staying in has tons of activities to help keep me out of trouble…painting, stained glass, jewelry making, fitness, bike clubs, photography clubs, computer classes. You name it. Here’s a picture of my very first landscape painting, which some of you may have seen on IG or FB:
I’ve also gone to two photography club meetings, and we went to a nearby bird sanctuary where birds were nesting.
We also went to an orchid show last week and I got plenty of nice shots I’ll share with you all when we finally get home next month, but here’s one for now.
We’re really enjoying our time in Florida, despite some chilly weather (and illness). We already booked for next year at the same place we’re at now, but we’re looking for something different for January. Now…fingers crossed I don’t get sick too!
Till next time…