Friday, August 19, 2011

My Latest Obsession: Warm Gold Finishes

Hello and Happy Friday! Ever since I returned home from the Las Vegas Market, I can't stop thinking about all of the gold metallic accents I saw from showroom to showroom. I'm not talking about shiny or flashy gold - I'm talking about soft, matte, warm gold finishes on everything from furniture to accessories to lighting. There's something so alluring about rich gold finishes and a little really does goes a long way (like with gold jewelry). In my own home, I've been living with polished nickel finishes and dark espresso wood stains for way too long...that cool, contemporary look used to be my style, but my taste has changed a lot over the years. Now I'm craving the warmth of gold, mixed with pops of color and lots of texture. I may just have to makeover my living room this weekend...I don't know if I can take it anymore! My husband will probably roll his eyes at me, but I'm sure some of you know how it is - you get an idea in your head and at some point, you just have to make it happen. We'll see - time and money permitting...I'll keep you posted! Have a great weekend everyone :) xoxo - Julie

P.S. If you haven't already, please take a moment to enter an exciting giveaway I'm hosting this week, where you have a chance to WIN an art print from 20x200 AND a custom frame from West Elm! Click here for details. Winner will be announced on Monday.












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13 comments:

  1. You are so right when you say a little rich gold finish goes a long way! Love the inspiration you pulled together here!

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  2. I love gold...

    I love its elegance and opulence ♥

    Love that home office and that cute gold elephant with raised trunk... in some cultures it is believed to be lucky ♥

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  3. I have been obsessing over gold finishes myself. Especially on old mirrors. Lovely pictures!
    xoxo
    Sara

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  4. Everything about that bedroom is FAb..and the velvet office chair! TDF!! Loving the vintage gold aas well. Have LOTS of it in the house and I sometimes have to pull myself back a bit. Martha Stewart has some amazing metallic paints if you are looking to re-work furniture --or walls :) Thanks for sharing some gorgeous photos and keep us posted on the living room!

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  5. I can totally understand why this is your obsession! It brings a lot of warmth and chic-ness at the same time! And of course fall is almost there, and since yellow and gold are really hot this fall, you can match your outfit with your interior :)
    Great pictures!

    http://lovelybylucy.blogspot.com

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  6. I am ALL about the warm gold. These are some of my favorite rooms !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  7. Girls love gold! The rooms you featured are beautiful. Happy Friday!
    Jamie Herzlinger

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  8. The elegance of gold finish really exudes! Love it! Check out also 3D Rendering

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  9. I love how adding gold touches to a room can add an instant edge. I noticed how Mary McDonald often times adds brass-like metallics to her designs. Love It!

    XO Fran
    eyecandynyc.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you for posting these pictures they are inspiring. With a pop of golden accents such as with side tables, picture frames, and accessories they literally can transform a room and change the whole mood, warm it up and bring in a classic glamour - love it.

    xo
    zoesapartment.blogspot.com

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  11. Gold is the perfect addition to any room... or outfit for that matter :)
    Golden White D├ęcor

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  12. Such a gorgeous collection of images! I am trying to subtly introduce gold into my home but the problem is trying to convince my other half that it's not the same bright brassy gold of the 90's! These shots just show how glamorous old gold really can be. Love it!

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  13. Lovely! I really liked your post of golden decor and linked it to my gold post too today, for inspiration!

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