Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A touch of gilt....


All things gold and brass have been making their presence felt  in decor world  for some time now and 2011 is going to be no different. I thought I might as well share some of my favourite interiors with a hint of gold. I do have a tiny magpie hidden deep inside me...still my love for gold and  glitter is fairly restrained ...I like it best when it is used sparingly, much like a favourite jewel, as is evident in most of these images .....

 The first three images are a perfect representation of mixing just a touch of gold with a neutral palatte to enhance a room...gold works beautifully with the whites, beiges and black...


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A few gilded frames mixed with black and white frames add a little extra depth and interest to this gallery wall....


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a solitary gold bedside lamp is so striking against the blacks and greys in this decidedly masculine room.....


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I have a weekness for book shelves and this gorgeous etagere would be perfect in a living room to display artbooks as well as works of art...

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This elegantly ornate headboard is so beautifully complimented by the gold accents on the bedside table and lamp.....

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This is one of my absolute favourite kitchens and the gold/brass hardware on the pendants and cabinets only adds to its elegant appeal...

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Gilded mirrors are a wonderful way of adding some instant sheen and glamour to any space...be it a living room...


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...an entryway.....


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....a modern bathroom...


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......or a veranda.....

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A combination of gold and teal lends this home-office a very glamorous touch....


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 I love the understated elegance of the gold-leafed coffee table and how it picks out the yellow of the drapes...


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This is one of my favourite home-office images and the pair of gold bookshelves totally make the room...

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 A pair of gilt Pedro Friedeberg Hand chairs add a bit of whimsy and a whole lot of character to this living room in Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Palm Beach retreat....


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When talking about gold touched rooms, how can one  forget the much blogged about and drooled over dressing room in Aerin Lauder's Manhattan home..with its circa 1970 gold-base Gabriella Crespi desk and gilded french chair it is way beyond gorgeous...


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 Finally...a room with a whole lot of gold but done so masterfully that alongwith the background and that amazing light fixture it looks like installation art!!


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How about you...would you go with gold in your home?

18 comments:

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

I'm placing touches of Gold around my house. It's adds a warm yet glam feel to a room..

Blue Fruit said...

Never one to hold back, I am going all out with a love of gold that far exceeds "just a touch"! Of course, this isn't always in the slightest bit practical as most clients don't share my obsession, but I do like to sneak just a touch of it into my schemes. {My own house has quite a lot of it, but then it is a 1970s home so I can get away with it. In my mind anyway....}

Loving all of your selections, but the last one is just complete heaven. Gold, yum. Velvet, yum. Perfect!

And thank you for the lovely comment! Quite touched!

meenal bishnoi said...

Jen- gold does bring intant glamour to a room..i'd love to see how you use it in your beautiful home!
Blue fruit- i'm sure a lot of gold can also work well depending on how it is handled...just like in the last image!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Hi Meenal...thank you for dropping by my blog & commenting. I do have some gold-hue items (mainly accessories, frames, etc.) throughout my house but just a touch! I love the images you used to illustrate how well a little touch of gold, like black can make a room! xoxo Beth

Designwali said...

i'm a sucker for gold...love, love & love all these images.

Kate Lewis said...

i always like a little glam or sparkle here and there!

amanda archambault said...

I love all the classy cream colors. A very posh feel!
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The Zhush said...

I love a hint of gold...I love a lot of gold too! Great post!

Apt. #34 said...

mmm, spotted so many of my favorite rooms in this post! Love. And thank you for all the sweet comments lately!

Amy said...

I love this post. Gold is so beautiful when used in home decor.

Viera said...

Gold and Brass is so in this year. Love it.
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pve design said...

gold radiates happiness and love. I love accents and all the images you have shown are lovely.
thanks for my birthday wishes.
pve

meenal bishnoi said...

Viera- thats true...and i love using them in small doses.
Patricia- lovely to have you over..hope you are having a great day today!

la la Lovely said...

Great collection of images. I love a little bit of gold. Too much is too much. But love a good touch of gold.

xoxo Trina

Meera @ firstsense said...

Ah yes, love a touch of gold! Fabulous images, Meenal!

Meera xx

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

I am such fan of using gold in highlihgts throughout a room, infact I have a gold feature room in my living room off set against white.

P.S I want that gold and teal office space, loving it!!

Jules said...

what a fabulous post! so much inspiration! i love gold and think it adds a touch of glamor and warmth to a room. a little goes a long way :)

Style Dilettante said...

Love love LOVE it! I am so chromed-out! Have you seen Kelly Wearstler's use of color & brass in her book "Hue"?


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