Where will you find your pop of gold? Allows us to offer some suggestions.
The Gold Standard for Living Rooms
Open-concept, free flowing and non-conformist, this living room abuts the kitchen in a way that somehow both entertains and relaxes. Brushed finishes pair happily with jewel tones. Dark wood floors give weight to the home’s bright personality. Neutral walls make sure everything gets along. These homeowners even have the audacity to pair a yellow chair with a gold end table—and totally get away with it. Why? Because gold doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s as if it knows its value while still remembering its humble origins. And this is exactly why gold rocks.
Gold has a way of luring you in (ask any leprechaun), and this bed makes quite the attraction. Our staff loved the feminine waves of the guided headboard against the masculine gray walls, until one of our interns piped up that the shapes they formed were more like bat symbols than water. We won’t disagree. There are worse arguments to make over bedroom style, and this one could make a hero out of anyone.
A Gilded Kitchen
While an all-white kitchen is certainly no match for The Maids’ teams, they rarely shine on any design floor. Unless, of course, you punch them up with bursts of gold. This kitchen is beaming with luxurious style from those jaw-dropping pendants to the way those leather barstools sit upon looped legs. And those faucets? Pure poetry.
A Bathroom Fit for a Queen
This stately bathroom has the Midas touch—even the plumbing is gilded. Accented by gold fixtures and faucets and unified by the pale yellow walls, this bathroom puts a pedal to the precious metal; even the grout color in the floor tiles is going for gold. The design works because the finish is used with intention and with the tiniest hint of wild abandon.
So there you have it. Proof that it’s worth it to raise the (gold) bar on style. Which room was your favorite?