Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All That Glitters

Gold is back in a big way. Whether it's brass light fixtures or gilt-covered furniture or accessories, designers seem to be going for the gold lately.


And a little bit of glitz can go a long way. Just a hint of gold here and there can add life to a room.



Mid-century modern or traditional. Gold knows no bounds.

I think a lot of the gold fervor can be attributed to this lady:
Love her or hate her, Kelly Wearstler has certainly upped the shiny quotient of interiors. While some are confounded by her groovy 70's aesthetic, you could certainly never accuse her of being boring.

I've been getting into the gold rush too as evidenced by some of my more recent flea market and antique mall finds.
As well as some pieces I've had for a while:

And my latest acquisition . . .
this $10 light fixture from eBay. I bought it to replace the builder's special in the hallway behind it. I was going for something similar to the first photo above.

So, do you believe in the golden rule?



11 comments:

Style Chronicle said...

Great find!!! I do believe in the golden rule!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I absolutely do! I love your gold finds! xx

bluehydrangea said...

Loving your lighting!! And yes! I am so into some sparkle right now. It adds the perfect touch of glamour!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful e-bay find; it's just the thing...

Matt said...

Does this mean I have to buy you some gold jewelry?

Jennifer Larson said...

Love that lamp and the starburst mirror too! And I think the chandelier (that looks weird...chandeliere? Hmmm) is giong to look terrific when you hang it, too. You're making me want to put something gold in my house now.

Kim said...

Bring on the gold. Love your new fixture and that console table is FAB!

Haven and Home said...

Excellent find! Yes, I do like gold. Used to hate it but now I can't get enough!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gold is so glam, glad it's returning! btw, dying here over that bamboo console table!

My Interior Life said...

Thanks everyone. I found that bamboo console table at an antique dealer's estate sale a couple of years ago. It's one of my favorite finds!

Fran said...

Oh yes! I love gold and your photos are awesome! The light fixture is so sleek and cool! And, that bamboo console table is gorgeous! You have a good eye! Thanks for stopping by...I will be following!