Monday, July 4, 2011

Decorating with Gold

"Every moment is a golden one for him who
     has the vision to recognize it as such."
                    ~Henry Miller

     Gold is a color that often suggests opulence -when one thinks about decorating with gold it sometimes conjures up images of grand eighteenth century drawing rooms with vaulted ceilings and gilt panelling, detailed ormolu clocks and furniture accented in intricate brass and gold, carved gilt frames housing magnificent portraits, candelabras with glittering crystals, and so much more. Gold is a rich and resplendent color that naturally draws attention. It was used for that very purpose in palaces and estates of past centuries. Today, using gold in a room doesn't have to signal luxury or affluence - it can be softened when paired with light and simplicity. Gold tones can brighten a room or add a point of interest. Here are a few photos of some beautiful gold objects that I love and have incorporated into my decor. I love antiques so most of the pieces that I have in gold or brass colors have an old-world feeling to them that I always find just a little bit magical. I hope you like the pictures!

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