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Gold can be a very modern color, so learning how to decorate using gold is key. While gold may not be platinum, beggars can’t be choosers, right? Try not to think of gold as a granny color or design element, rather as a shimmering accent that can hold it’s own in modern interior design. A hot trend is to use gold to transform the mundane into something special. How amazing do the pumpkins and gourds above look slathered in gold? Gold is a natural element, so it’s natural to use it!
Gold can be the answer to adding just the right amount of oomph to a room. Gold-enhanced case goods, mirrors and seating can turn a room from plain into a serious glamour-puss situation.
Gold is now a serious go to color for entertaining. Entertaining and dining accessories in gold makes everyday entertaining feel like New Year’s Eve. Gold also looks warm and wonderful when coupled with candlelight or a roaring fire.
Gold lighting has been transformed into something modern when interesting geometry and architecture has been infused. Forget ornate candelabras, decorating using today’s gold lighting is bold and modern. Great examples are the sphere-shaped gold pendant light and the box-shaped, masculine wall lights above.
Shopping guide: Gold Real Leaf Sugar Maple Night Light, Bronze and Black Octagonal Wall Mirror, Asha Four Drawer Buckton Black Chest, Gold Shauna Slipper Chair, Arteriors Home Warsaw White Marble Serving Tray, Babette Holland Rubianne Gold Accent Table Lamp,and George Kovacs Honey Gold Wall Sconce.
Photos: Cove and Grey, Architectural Digest.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.